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We Love Golf - Case Studies

PGA Professionals throughout the UK and Ireland are finding new and innovative ways to promote golf to women and girls to increase their participation numbers. Here are a few case studies demonstating the methods they use.

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England (East)

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Denise Hastings - Bedforshire Golf Club

Denise took up coaching after playing on the European Tour for ten years. The PGA asks her some questions about how she got into women's coaching and what suprises her most about female golfers.

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England (Midlands)

Phil Akers - The Belfry

Phil was inspired to develop coaching lessons for women after reading an England Golf report highlighting the lack of women taking up golf. The PGA asks him some questions about his sessions.

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England (South)

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Alex Mollin - Royal Jersey Golf Club

Alex developed a keen interest in female participation after completing her Advanced Certificate in Golf Coaching. The PGA asks her some questions about her methods and how her Tee-Birds Golf Society has created a thriving golf community for ladies of all ages and abilities.

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Emma Brown - The Kendleshire Golf Club

Emma found that her roll up sessions allowed her lady golfers to develop friendships as well as their golf skills at the Kendleshire Golf Club. The PGA asks her some questions about women's coaching and the different challenges she faces.

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Jo Taylor - Tyrells Wood Golf Club

Jo got involved with love.golf after noticing a significant lack of women members at her club. The PGA asks her some questions about how she has tackled this problem and how she had converted beginners to committed golfers.

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Kat Chaszczewski - Cranfield Golf Academy

Kat originally started coaching sessions for women as it made business sense but it has since become a passion project. The PGA asks her some questions about her coaching style and how she has managed to introduce so many women to the sport.

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Sophie Daws - Etchinghill Golf Club

Sophie Daws started playing golf aged just six and uses her experiences as a young female amateur golfer to make girls and women feel welcome at Etchinghill Golf Club.

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Ireland

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Dympna Keenan - Tandragee Golf Club

Dympna began teaching more women after seeing the ladies section at her club reduce dramatically. The PGA asks her some questions about The Confederation of Golf in Ireland initiative and how this has impacted women's golf at her club.

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Gillian Burrell - Carr Golf Centre

Gillian is the Director of Coaching at Carr Golf Centre at Spawell, Ireland. The PGA asks her some questions about some of the initiatives she have been involved with to attract more women to the sport and more diverse community of golfers.

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Zoe Allen - Lurgan Golf Club

Zoe runs a successful eight week programme to get more women into her club. The PGA asks her some questions about how she converted these women to members and what advice she can share for running a successful women's programme.

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Sarah Claridge - Skibbereen & West Carbery

Sarah has been a PGA Professional for 20 years, after a very successful career at The Kendleshire. She is now based in Ireland where she is using all her experience to increase junior & female participation at Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club.

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Marian Riordan - Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel 

Marian Riordan has transformed the make-up of the membership at Ireland's Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel where she has been head professional since 2012.

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England and Wales (North)

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Bev New - Seascale Golf Club

PGA Advanced Professional, Bev used taster sessions to boost female membership at Seascale Golf Club. The PGA asks her some questions about her programme to improve female participation.

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George Davies - Conwy Golf Club

George and his coaching partner Gareth deliver golf coaching to children and women all along the north wales coast as far as Anglesey. On the Welsh island they teach golf in numerous schools, then feed the interested children into the local range or Golf Club creating an incredible legacy.

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Sally Hinton-Lewis - Close House

Sally started female specific golf clinics once she discovered female amateurs preferred to learn in groups. Three years later The PGA asks her some questions about the success of her clinics and how they have become a pathway to membership at Close House. 

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Robin Hughes - North Wales Golf Club

Wales' PGA Professional of the Year, managed to double his ladies' membership using the New 2 Golf initiative. 

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England and Wales (South West)

Tiffany MacKenzie - Saunton Golf Club

Saunton's Director of Coaching, Tiffany, has been involved with their adult beginner programme since it began in 2011. The PGA asks her some questions about the success of the programme and how it has developed over time.

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 David Bartlett Case Study

David Bartlett - Bulbury Woods Golf Club

David has taken a creative approach to attracting and retaining women golfers at Bulbury Woods Golf Club. 

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Joe Vickery - Parc Golf Club

Joe has attracted 30 ladies to his free taster session at the start of the summer. 26 of them are now hooked on golf and are continuing to play at Parc Golf Club.

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Matt Davies Case Study

Matt Davies - Llangollen Golf Club

Matt noticed in the winter months visitor numbers at Llangollen dropped off. The club decided to see whether they could change this by encouraging local women to play golf.

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