She Loves Golf ambassadors participating in the sport

Interacting through golf

by Ann van Engelen

Hororata Golf Club is again involved in the National She Loves Golf Campaign designed to attract and encourage females and young girls to try their hand at golf.

“The national campaign was introduced by NZ Golf in 2015 and Hororata has been associated with it since its inception,” says Hororata Golf Club coaching coordinator, Pip Deans.

This year’s campaign is set to start at Hororata Golf Club, at Glentunnel on Wednesday evenings from October 16 at 6pm, through to December 18. Players do not need to attend every session.

“Golf is a sport that anyone can play and partake in at any age, and is one of the few sports you can play for life. This is an opportunity to learn some basic golf skills while enjoying being active in a beautiful outdoor setting and getting out with your friends and families having fun. We work on skills and then play a few holes, followed by drinks, nibbles and socialising in the clubhouse. No gear is necessary as this can be supplied.

“Everyone who registers will receive a goody bag, which will be presented at our Christmas event on the December 18 plus there are other chances to win simply by entering the Summer Swing Challenge.” The club is also running another new initiative from NZ Golf, Make Time Play 9 alongside She Loves Golf, also starting on October 16 at 6pm. “This is open to anyone that would like to play nine holes.

While the ladies are getting in some coaching, partners can enjoy a game of golf and meet up in the clubhouse afterwards.

“Everyone who has an official NZ Golf handicap and enters a nine hole card is eligible for great prizes, a trip to the NZ Golf Open and a trip to The Open in Kent, England 2020.”

For more information contact Pip Deans — pipdeans@xtra.co.nz.