P.E.I. Golf Association Supports Women’s Golf
Pictured ( L-R ) Brenda McIlwaine , Vice-President , Prince Edward Island Golf Association , Mary Hennessey , Trevor Giggey , Head Professional Fox Meadow Golf Course .
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association recently completed its “ Ladies First “ golf program . This new program was established to introduce women to the game of golf .
Ladies First offered free golf clinics to women interested in taking up the sport of golf . During the month of July introductory clinics for women were held at courses throughout the province . Participants were given a basic introduction to the sport by local P.G.A. of Canada Golf Professionals .
“ We had 97 women participate in the program through clinics at 9 courses . The response to our offer was very positive and the turnout exceeded our expectations , said P.E.I. Golf Association Executive Director , Ron MacNeill.
“ Many of the women were curious about golf but didn’t know how to get started in the game. Our local P.G.A. professionals were very obliging in answering their questions and in showing them how to get started .We are optimistic that in the future many of these women may be interested in joining local clubs. The program was a great partnership with our member courses and the P.G.A. of Canada “ said MacNeill.
All of the participants names were entered into a draw for a set of ladies golf clubs and the winner was Mary Hennessey who attended a Ladies First clinic at Fox Meadow with P.G.A. of Canada Professional , Trevor Giggey.
The Prince Edward Island Golf Association represents 19 Island golf courses and 3000 local golfers . Its mandate is to grow golf in the province. The Association offers programs for juniors, men , women and senior golfers both at the recreational and competitive level .