DIDSBURY Golf club officials can’t wait for golf to resume at their club to enable them to complete two big projects they were involved in before the latest lockdown shut down golf clubs.
Didsbury secretary Margaret Lloyd, who was the Ladies Captain in 2017 explained: “Our Director’s applied to England Golf for a grant through the R&A Covid 19 Support Fund with Nuria Corcoy heading the application.
“We were successful in obtaining a grant which had to be spent to actively support golf during Covid 19.
“We allocated our money in a number of ways, one of which was funding the Ladies Get into Golf scheme which England Golf were backing and results in the Club obtaining the Ladies Get into Golf Charter Award.
“We invested £1500 into funding a free five- week coaching programme for ladies. This was highly successful and over 70 ladies signed up to give golf a try.
“The lockdown of golf courses meant we did not finish the lessons, but as soon as we are open again the lessons will resume. The ladies involved were really enthusiastic.
“There is a plan to run a ladies academy membership as part of the player pathway at the end of the course. We are also planning to investigate if this initiative can be incorporated into future membership strategies.
“The Charter is not just about getting ladies into Golf it also ensures Ladies are fully represented in Club life.
“Nuria and I have also been working on Didsbury becoming a Safe Golf Club. We are just waiting for our PGA professional Kevin Lawrence’s Enhanced DBS which is due any day and we will then be accredited.
“Ben Johnson, Cheshire’s England Golf Support Officer, tells us we are well ahead of other clubs in having the requirements expected in place which is excellent news and we look forward to continuing this fine progress for the club.”.
Letter from England Golf CEO Jeremy Tomlinson
Women in Golf Charter – Club Signatory
I was personally delighted to read the commitments that you have made as part of your contribution to the delivery of the Women and Girls Charter.
Didsbury Golf club will be inspiring other clubs from across the country to develop a more inclusive culture within golf for more women and girls to develop across all levels of the sport. The commitments and targets you have set yourselves are ensuring we continue to develop as a sport and it’s fantastic to see you are working on all aspects of the club from club governance to recruitment and retention.
Thank you to all those at Didsbury Golf club who have worked to implement the Women in Golf charter to this point and we are looking forward to continuing to work with you to achieve your commitments.
I wish you all the very best for 2021 and look forward to following your future progress.