Amateur golf body England Golf has teamed up with Newcastle United Women (WFC) to encourage and empower women and girls to get involved in the sport of golf.
The joining of forces between England Golf and Newcastle United Women signifies a “dynamic collaboration” between two sporting organisations aiming to promote female participation in sports and fostering a “spirit of inclusivity”.
Lauren Spray, Women and Girls Manager at England Golf, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be joining forces with Newcastle United Women’s Football Club.
“This collaboration symbolises our commitment to making golf a sport for everyone and reaching out to women and girls who may not have considered golf as a recreational choice before, including professionals from other crossover sports.
“It was great to see so many of the Newcastle United WFC willingly getting involved in the sport, and in return, reaping both the mental and physical benefits.”
With the increasing popularity of women’s sports, particularly in the UK as the England Lionesses captured the European Championship in 2022 and made the World Cup Final this year, England Golf is seeking to drive that same popularity in the field of golf.
Seeking to improve this further, last week, England Golf hosted members of Newcastle United Women for a golf taster day at Close House. The event saw members of Newcastle United Women try the sport via a driving workshop and par 3 competition.
Newcastle United Women’s Club Captain, Grace Donnelly, added: “The team were proud to be part of this important initiative with England Golf and everybody had a great time learning new skills.
“We know how powerful sport can be to bring people together and the team bonding through golf was brilliant. A lot of the team had never played golf before but absolutely loved it. Most people get into sport at a young age but we learnt that you can start golf at any age and I think a few of the team will be back to give it another go soon.”