Ladies keep up on the fairway
THE Rockhampton Golf Club ladies golfers are ready to hit-off for another year.
The ladies club will once again host a free golf clinic over the next six weeks to introduce ladies to the sport.
Ladies golf captain Val Kelly said the one-hour lessons start on Tuesday, (February 14), with a 9am hit-off.
"The aim of the clinic is to introduce ladies to the game, and feel confident to join in the weekly competitions," she said.
"It's great because the group of ladies who choose to become members are of the same level and get to share their learning experiences."
This will be the fifth annual beginner's clinic held by the club which has generated quite a number of new golfers.
"One of our graduates from the first clinic Cathy Simmers has really bloomed as a golfer and achieved her goal of reaching A-grade in just four years," Kelly said. "She had never even touched a club and to already be playing in A-grade is a huge achievement."
The Rockhampton Golf Club has about 50 female members who participate in local competitions ranked according to their handicap.
"We divide the ladies from A through to C-grade," Kelly said.
"Beginners start with a handicap of 45 and work their way down."
The ladies golf season runs from February to November, providing social and competitive golf.
"The competition runs both Wednesday's and Saturday's to cater for busy working mums," Kelly said.
"It is a very social outing and great friends are made."
Ladies of all ages should head to the Rockhampton Golf Club on Tuesday morning for the beginning of the 2012 season.
Any ladies interested in joining in the clinic for beginners can call Val Kelly on 0417 614 947 or 49 221 631 to obtain further details.