Girl golfers are on a drive to rock at High Barn club

CROMPTON and Royton have signed up for ‘Girls Golf Rocks’, an initiative that encourages girls to learn to play the sport in a fun and friendly way that rocks.

Girls Golf Rocks, which is for youngsters aged between five and 18, will run in 26 counties across England this year, offering taster sessions, girls-only coaching courses and the chance to get out and play…and it is all free.

In 2018, the programme, run by England Golf and the Golf Foundation, involved 21 counties and more than 1,600 girls who enjoyed a taste of golf, with many going on to coaching sessions.

Five new counties for 2019 include Lancashire with Crompton and Royton one of the clubs in the county chosen to pilot the scheme.

The one at High Barn will be delivered by Ryan Grumbridge, the club’s PGA qualified teaching professional, while Girls Golf Rocks ambassadors from local clubs and the county girls’ squad will be on hand to help and offer encouragement.

It will begin with a taster day in May and that will be followed by six weeks’ coaching with all equipment provided.

On the last week they will get out on the course and play in a team alongside Girls Golf Rocks ambassadors.

Each girl taking part will also receive a free nine iron and goodie back that includes a T-shirt.

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