Curtis Cup winner Bronte Law is backing the drive to encourage more girls to take up playing golf. The 17 year-old from Stockport is supporting the latest round of ‘Get into golf’ sessions inCheshire.Bronte Law
The Bramhall Golf Club member, a key member of the successfulGreat BritainandIrelandteam which beat their American rivals at Nairn, believes golf is a great sport for all ages and abilities.
Free taster sessions and discounted golf lessons are available as part of the ‘Get into golf’ scheme which the Cheshire County Golf Partnership oversees at clubs across the county.
Bronte, who has been named as a golfing ambassador for the Cheshire CGP, enjoyed a hugely successful 2012 which included playing all four rounds alongside the world’s best women professionals at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool as well as the Curtis Cup triumph.
Now she is urging other people to take up golf – and enjoy the many health and social benefits the sport can bring.
“It is one of the most fun sports there is” says theCheadleHulmeSchoolpupil, who has won a place at UCLA (UniversityofCalifornia,Los Angeles) for September 2013. “At the beginning, don’t get too bogged down by the technical side of things but just enjoy hitting a ball.”
Bronte believes girls and ladies should not be put off by any misconceptions surrounding golf. “Of course, it’s a cool game,” she says. “It’s a fantastic game, too, for making new friends, and girls love to socialise”
“It can be very frustrating, but after a disappointing round you can’t wait to get out there and do better next time. You always feel you can do better, no matter how good a player you are,” adds Bronte, who plays off a plus three handicap.
Craig Thomas, county development officer for the Cheshire County Golf Partnership, said: “There has never been a better time to take up the sport because the clubs are making it so easy with free taster sessions, discounted golf coaching and membership deals.”
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766