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How to celebrate Women’s Golf Day

Find out more about what's happening on June 1 and how you can also get involved in England Golf's Women on Par events
 

Dozens of UK golf clubs are celebrating the role of women and girls in the game by holding events for Women’s Golf Day on June 1.

Across the world, more than 900 locations in 68 countries have come together as a global community to introduce new players to the sport and celebrate those who are already teeing it up.

The four-hour experience, which can be split between playing golf and socialising, allows women and girls to “experience golf for the first time or where current players can play and engage with women interested in golf”.

That can be nine holes, lessons, chipping and putting – anything “so long as the sport of golf is being actively played” – and a stellar line-up of stars, including Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam, have given their support.

In the UK, events are being staged at more than 30 venues including Ripon City Golf Club, Branston Golf Range and Mowsbury Golf Club.

For more details, visit the Women’s Golf Day website.

Meanwhile, England Golf’s successful Women on Par scheme is back for another year. The governing body has got 240 free packs to give to clubs containing everything they will need to get started to hold their own event.

Women on Par events are a 9-hole game featuring a novel, challenge-based, scorecard to help beginners learn the basic rules and etiquette of golf.

“Instead of counting shots, the scorecard outlines challenges for players to undertake, for example hitting the green or getting out of a bunker in one,” says England Golf.

There are two levels of scorecard, with the latter also catering for those who have played the game a little.

The packs include scorecards, player registration sheets and ball markers to give to players, as well as promotional flyers, postcards and balloons.

The events are designed to help new golfers develop and integrate them into a club and its social life.

For more information, and how to get involved, click on England Golf’s website.

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Steve Carroll

Steve Carroll

A journalist for 25 years, Steve has been immersed in club golf for almost as long. A former club captain, he has passed the Level 3 Rules of Golf exam with distinction having attended the R&A's prestigious Tournament Administrators and Referees Seminar.

Steve has officiated at a host of high-profile tournaments, including Open Regional Qualifying, PGA Fourball Championship, English Men's Senior Amateur, and the North of England Amateur Championship. In 2023, he made his international debut as part of the team that refereed England vs Switzerland U16 girls.

A part of NCG's Top 100s panel, Steve has a particular love of links golf and is frantically trying to restore his single-figure handicap. He currently floats at around 11.

Steve plays at Close House, in Newcastle, and York GC, where he is a member of the club's matches and competitions committee and referees the annual 36-hole scratch York Rose Bowl.

Having studied history at Newcastle University, he became a journalist having passed his NTCJ exams at Darlington College of Technology.

What's in Steve's bag: TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, 3-wood, and hybrids; TaylorMade Stealth 2 irons; TaylorMade Hi-Toe, Ping ChipR, Sik Putter.

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