With a lack of opportunities in the area for women to try golf, the Epping Golf Club used this project to diversify the people experiencing the sport and to provide them with the opportunity to join the club.
Made possible through This Girl Can Essex funding, free weekly golf lessons were made available at the Epping Golf Course, with a goal of attracting 5 ladies to join the golf club by the end of the programme.
The aspiration was to attract mothers dropping their children off at the local schools. However, whilst a couple did attend the main demographic was ladies in their 50’s, most of which were completely new to the sport or had not played in several years.
Over the course of the project it saw the ladies develop a strong core group who supported one another. The This Girl Can ethos is that physical activity is for everyone, no matter your ability or age. The campaign is about celebrating every personal achievement and this was a clear underpinning factor in this project. The participants have since used the weekly sessions as a stepping stone to continue their route into the club and improve their outlook on physical activity and exercise.