Give Golf A Go Finale
Balmoral’s Give Golf A Go scheme ended this week with a short fun competition at Balmoral’s golf academy. Ladies’ who participated in the course joined mentors, golf professional Lee, assistant professionals at the Club for a meal and a few glasses of wine.
Ann Pendleton who spoke on behalf of all the Give Golf A Go participants thanked Balmoral ladies’ for the welcome they received at the club, and for their help and patience on the course. She also thanked Balmoral Professional Lee the assist professionals and Golf Pro. Peter Martin at Colin Valley Golf Academy. She said how much they all enjoyed the course and how they looked forward to getting more involved in in the game.
The scheme was a huge success, at the start of the Summer Balmoral’s ladies’ committee had hoped to get at least twenty women interested in taking part in Give Golf A Go and were overwhelmed when seventy two signed up. So instead one evening a week the course had to be split into two sessions twice a week. Sport N. I. gave a grant of £10,000 to help fund the project. The aim of Give Golf A Go scheme was to get women interested in taking up the game of golf. Over the six weeks it was clear everyone taking part was enjoying the course and some have already signed up to join Balmoral Golf Club.
Sport N.I. commented;
“Sport Northern Ireland is delighted to have funded this project, it is great to see that our investment of £10,000 is providing value for money and has increased sporting opportunities. Projects such as this are vital in increasing the number of children and adults experiencing, enjoying and participating in sport and physical activity.”
Lady Captain Geraldine Bradley was delighted at the success of the programme, at the end of the evening she praised Balmoral Ladies’ “A lot of hard work by our committee has gone into running this scheme, Bernie Mc Nally together with Lady Vice Captain Liz Cunningham managed the programme, ladies’ who worked on the admin. side and mentors who came along to assist the professionals, most of these ladies’ gave up two evenings a week over six weeks, they are all absolutely brilliant. It is so rewarding to see just how much the ladies’ who took part have enjoyed the course. Now they have Given Golf A Go hopefully this is the beginning of a new relationship with this wonderful game we all love”