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Girls Golf Rocks is back!

Girls Golf Rocks, the campaign to get more girls into golf, is back for 2021 and the sign-up process for beginner girls is now live across golf clubs in Yorkshire. 

The participation programme, run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation and led by PGA-qualified coaches, is specifically designed to promote the game as a fun and friendly experience for young girls new to the sport.

Although primarily aimed at participants in the 7-14 age bracket, Girls Golf Rocks is open to all girls aged 5-18, with a wide range of Girls Golf Rocks venues to choose from – and sign-up couldn’t be easier.

To join the fun, visit the Girls Golf Rocks website and follow the simple registration instructions.

Coaching will take place in two six-week blocks at various times between June and October at a cost of £35 per block. Some clubs are also running free taster sessions in advance of the main programme. 

After Covid-19 restrictions forced the cancellation of the 2020 programme, the initiative is back with renewed energy and optimism for 2021.

Lauren Spray, England Golf’s women and girls in golf manager, said: “We’ve had amazing success with Girls Golf Rocks in the past and we’re looking to make up for lost time in 2020 by having double the fun in 2021.

“This is a great way for girls to come along and try golf, make new friends and have fun in a totally safe environment.

“We’re asking everyone to spread the word to family and friends and help introduce the wonderful game of golf to as many young girls as possible.”

Martin Crowder, head of development for the Golf Foundation, said: “We are delighted to announce the fantastic Girls Golf Rocks programme again this summer after the last year. 

“We are all well aware of how inspiring this can be for young girls who want to try a new, very healthy and social activity in the beautiful natural setting of a golf course. I am sure many new families to the game will be similarly excited.  

“The PGA-qualified coaches taking part will ensure new girls are given the best possible start in the game, as part of a fun learning group where they can make good friends, gaining the playing skills of golf and also valuable life skills that can be used in their wider lives.” 

The programme is now in its fifth staging and has helped introduce over 5,000 girls to the sport across England. 

All golf clubs and facilities taking part this year have achieved the England Golf SafeGolf accreditation, giving parents and guardians added peace of mind and allowing new recruits to enjoy themselves in a fun and secure environment.