New initiative aims to bring keen women golfers together
Meeting like-minded golfers when you are just starting out is never easy but a new community group, launched today, aims to make that process a lot easier.
Golf influencer The Jazzy Golfer has teamed up with coaches, influencers, presenters and representatives throughout the industry to create the ‘UK Women’s Golf Community’.
In partnership with keen golfer Carly Cox, Jazzy set up a pilot programme in Swindon last year and the success of that has seen them begin the process of creating other ‘communities’ around the country.
The scheme was launched this morning and already the number of members has grown from 500 to nearly 750. There is no joining fee and the only outlay for members is the cost of driving range balls when they meet up.
Jazzy said: “I started playing golf a few years ago and found it really difficult to find other women to play golf with. I hear from so many other women online and in person that it can be a real struggle.
“Golf has had a massive surge of women playing during the pandemic, so now seemed like the perfect time to address this issue. I hope this community can bring women together in our sport, introduce new people to our sport and keep women playing our sport!”
Jazzy and Carly used the Basset Down complex in Wiltshire as their first base and now between 15 and 18 women and girls meet up weekly to hit balls.
Now the plan is to create similar ‘communities’ in Newcastle, Salisbury, Rugby, Coventry, Bedford, Bristol, Leicester, Essex and London. Other meet-ups will follow throughout the year in the North, South, East and West of England with a view to expand to the rest of the UK shortly thereafter.
Former LET Professional Golfers and current Sky Sports Presenters Sophie Walker and Inci Mehmet are lending their weight to the project.
Sophie said: “This makes finding another woman to golf with so much easier. The experience of the game is better when it’s shared.”
Inci added: “A fantastic community for women to enjoy this great game. It’s just the beginning for some well-needed change!”
To join the UK Women’s Golf Community head to the official Facebook page and make sure you follow the community’s movements across the country on Instagram to see updates from the events, hear from Jazzy and the team and to watch the community grow!