Wednesday, August 07, 2019

 
 Dalmahoy’s youngest players welcome            Jasmine, The Jazzy Golfer   
                                      
                              
 
VisitScotland arranged for The Jazzy Golfer to visit Dalmahoy’s junior golf academy, where 12 youngsters were honing their techniques with resident pro, Scott Dixon, to help highlight the work Scottish golf clubs are doing to attract more women to the sport.
 
The Jazzy Golfer (first name Jasmine, surname remains on the secret list) who has almost 30k followers on Instagram, said: “As someone who is relatively new to the game, I’m trying to inspire more women and girls to play golf, by showing that it is a fun game that anyone can play. It’s great to see clubs like Dalmahoy working hard to encourage more young people into the sport – and especially actively trying to recruit more young women to the game.”
 
Dalmahoy is made up of 20% female members, which is in line with the national average of golf course members, but golf and leisure director Sam Oliver is on a mission to smash that figure by attracting more and more females to the game. 
 
Sam said: “We’ve done a huge amount over the past couple of years to welcome new young female members including relaxing our dress code, arranging female-only events, tournaments and coaching sessions. We’ve also worked to create a more sociable atmosphere where women (and men!) stay behind for a glass of wine or coffee afterwards.
 
Sam continued: “The biggest thing that’s made the difference is the addition of golfing family packages to Dalmahoy, where all the family can enjoy golfing together. We often have kids attending our golf academy or kids' camp and mums or dads play a few holes or practise at the range.”
 
As one of Scotland’s leading golf resorts, Dalmahoy was host to the UK’s first ever Solheim Cup in 1992. The European team, captained by Mickey Walker, beat the United States team to win the trophy for the first time, captained by Mickey Walker
 
Tickets for the Solheim Cup match (September 13 to 15) against the United States at Gleneagles are still available at www.solheimcup2019.com

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