The Prince Edward Island Golf Association wants to encourage more women to take up the game of golf.
In an effort to do so, the association is offering free introductory clinics this summer at its member courses across the Island. “Ladies First” is targeted to women who would like to know how to get started in the game. The clinics, offered by local PGA professionals, will offer information and basic golf instruction.
“Sometimes people just don’t know how to get started in golf,” said Ron McNeill, the association’s executive director. “What clubs do I need? where can I go to practice? what are the basic rules and how do I swing the club?
“The goal is to answer these types of questions and to help women who want to get started in the game.”
Between June 15 and July 15, local courses will be offering free introductory clinics for women that are currently not members of a golf club.
The schedule of clinics will be advertised in local papers and on the association’s website www.peiga.ca .
As an added bonus all of the women who pre-register to participate in the “Ladies First” clinics will have a chance to win a set of ladies clubs that will be drawn for in August.
“The P.E.I. Golf Association and our member courses want to encourage more women to discover the great social and health benefits of golf. It truly is a game that you can play your entire life and we encourage women to attend a clinic at a course in their area to find out how to get started,” said McNeill.