What can be done to encourage more women to take up golf?
1. Increase coverage of professional events
Female professional tours around the globe are always in a battle for television coverage. Television coverage of ladies professional golf allows fans the opportunity to not only just watch the action, but it also allows them to follow a specific player or players. Young girls in particular will be encouraged to take up the game if they have a sporting hero that plays on one of the main tours around the world. Annika Sorenstam inspired many young girls to play golf, and in recent years Lexi Thompson and Brooke Henderson are both inspiring the next generation of golfing superstars.
2. Choose the correct environment for beginners
Playing a round of golf can be a very daunting task. Golf novices are easily intimidated by playing 18 holes against seasoned campaigners. A short par 3 course is the perfect starting point for a beginner, it is not as intimidating as a regular golf course in terms of length, and it is also a good place to build confidence before putting your skills to test on a real course. As well as choosing the correct environment, picking the right equipment is also crucial. For example, certain clubs such as wedges can be more forgiving for beginners and high handicappers, as this guide explores.
3. Don’t be scared, give it a go
Taking on any new challenge in life can be very scary, but you won’t know if you like it unless you try. Many have uttered the words: “Golf is boring, it’s definitely not for me.” I’ve heard it time and again, after a few well struck shots or long putts holed and a glass of wine at the start, even the biggest non-believers get bit by the golf bug.
4. Go for a lesson with a qualified professional to get started
Golf is a difficult sport, don’t try to figure it all out on your own. Lessons from your local teaching professional will be a great investment into the future success of your golf game. Lessons will also ensure that the basic elements of your golf swing are in place right from the
5. Attend a clinic
Attending a ladies golf clinic at a golf course in your area is a great idea if you want to take up this great game. Not only will you learn about golf at such a clinic