Golf association encouraging more women to try game

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The Prince Edward Island Golf Association recently completed its new ladies first golf program, established to introduce women to the game.

The program offered free golf clinics to women interested in taking up the sport. Introductory clinics were held in July at nine courses throughout the province with the 97 participants receiving a basic introduction to the sport by local P.G.A. of Canada golf professionals.

“The response to our offer was very positive and the turnout exceeded our expectations,” said P.E.I. Golf Association executive director Ron MacNeill.

“Many of the women were curious about golf but didn’t know how to get started in the game. Our local P.G.A. professionals were very obliging in answering their questions and in showing them how to get started.

“We are optimistic that in the future many of these women may be interested in joining local clubs. The program was a great partnership with our member courses and the P.G.A. of Canada.”

The association represents 19 Island golf courses and 3,000 local golfers and its mandate is to grow golf in the province. It offers programs for juniors, men, women and senior golfers both at the recreational and competitive level.

Organizations: Prince Edward Island Golf Association, P.E.I. Golf Association

Geographic location: Canada

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