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Leicestershire golf for women
May 18, 2011

It's ladies first when it comes to a major new golf scheme being launched in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Clubs across the county are backing the Golf 4 Women campaign.

On offer for any women interested in taking up the sport are four one-hour group lessons with a PGA professional for the bargain price of just £10.

And there is no need for anyone to fork out for golfing equipment - that will all be provided at the clubs if required.

"This is an ideal chance for any women who are interested in trying their hand at golf, but may have been reluctant to approach a club on their own," explains Sharon Heeley, regional development officer for the English Golf Union and the English Women's Golf Association.

"You will be in a group of like-minded people all starting out together. Golf is a great sport for a healthy lifestyle, but it is also one where new friends can be made and with an enjoyable social life on and off the course."

The campaign is being delivered by the Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Partnership.

The clubs taking part are:

Kibworth Golf Club, Beauchamp.

WHEN: May 17 (6.30pm), May 22 (2pm), May

24 (6.30pm) and June 2 (6.30pm)

CONTACT: Professional Bryn Morris. Tel: 0116 2792283

Lutterworth Golf Club, Lutterworth.

WHEN: May 17, 24 and 31, June 7 (6pm).

CONTACT: Professional Lee Challinor. Tel: 01455 557199

Scraptoft Golf Club, Scraptoft.

WHEN: May 14, 21, June 4, 11 (3pm).

CONTACT: Professional Simon Wood. Tel: 0116 2419138

Glen Gorse Golf Club, Oadby.

WHEN: May 28, June 4, 11 and 18 (10.30am)

CONTACT: Professional Dominic Fitzpatrick. Tel: 0116 2714159

Breedon Priory Golf Club, Wilson, Nr Melbourne, Derby.

WHEN: 10th May 10 (5pm), May 14 (11am), May 21 (12pm), June 4 (1pm)

CONTACT: Professional Lee Sheldon. Tel: 01332 863081.

Oadby Golf Club, Oadby.

WHEN: May 14 (10am), May 16 (6pm), May 21 (10am), May 23 (6pm)1

CONTACT: Professional John Butler. Tel: 07905757168.

Whetstone Golf Club, Cosby.

WHEN: May 11, 18, 25, June 1 (6pm).

CONTACT: Professional Craig Shave. Tel: 0116 2861424.

Birstall Golf Club, Birstall.

WHEN: May 11, 18 (6pm), May 29 (2pm), June 5 (2pm).

CONTACT: Professional David Clark. Tel: 0116 2675245.

Western Park Golf Club, Braunstone, Frith.

WHEN: May 15, 22, 29, June 5 (10am).

CONTACT: Professional Lee Skidmore. Tel: 0116 2875211.

The scheme follows on the successful launch of the Golf 4 Couples campaign last month.

The Golf 4 Women programme is one of a number of projects aimed at increasing participation in golf run under the umbrella of the Leicestershire and Rutland County Golf Partnership. This is a collaboration of a number of stakeholders in the sport including the English Golf Union, The English Women's Golf Association, the PGA, the Golf Foundation and Sport England.

In Leicestershire and Rutland the partnership is supported by the Leicestershire & Rutland Golf Union, Leicestershire & Rutland Ladies County Golf Association, the Leicestershire & Rutland Professional Golfers Association and the Leicestershire & Rutland County Sports Partnership.

For more details of the activities in Leicestershire and Rutland visit

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