New project tees off to get more women into golf

Women and girls in Burnley and Padiham have teed off thanks to a new Burnley Leisure scheme.

Funded by Sport England, the leisure trust has created a new 12-month project offering golf lessons to women and girls over 14-years-old.

The Girls Get in2 Golf sessions are particularly aimed at women, who are complete newcomers, to encourage them to participate in sport on a regular basis and give golf a go.

Sarah Darcy, sports activator at Burnley Leisure said: “This is a great new initiative and we are really excited with its popularity so far.

“The project aims to remove traditional barriers associated with golf and create a very social, low cost, relaxed environment where people can have a bit of fun as part of a group, as well as learn some of the skills involved in golf.”

The scheme will run every six weeks and will give 16 novice golfers the opportunity to take part in weekly sessions run by PGA professionals at the recently opened Prairie Sports Village.

The classes are delivered on the driving range and at the indoor studio using the latest technology that allows golfers to track their performance.

The course costs £20 per person and includes free golf clubs and ball hire. Free refreshments are also provided at the end of each session.

The first course is fully booked; however, women are invited to register their place for the next one starting at the end of January 2016.

The project is led by Burnley Leisure’s Get in2 team in partnership with Major Golf PGA Tuition, and England Golf.

For more information about the project and how to sign up, please call 01282 477167 or email

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