London, 14 March, 11.30am: National Golf Month, the British Golf
Industry Association’s annual campaign aiming to get people golfing this May,
has today welcomed Muirfield Golf Club’s ruling that it will admit female
This year National Golf Month is focussed on getting women into the game
and will be offering over 50,000 free taster sessions across the country come 1st
Doug Poole, the campaign’s project director, said: ‘Murifield’s decision
today sends the right signal to women that the game is becoming more open and
less stuffy. We can’t grow the game as long as it is seen as a male only
bastion. This May, National Golf Month is making a substantial effort to get women
and girls to try the sport. If this decision had gone the other way it would
have been a disastrous ‘scene setter’ for the campaign, so I am delighted at
National Golf Month is an annual programme
aimed at growing participation in the sport coordinated by the British Golf
Industry Association. For May 2017, it will focus on encouraging women to take
up the game as its primary target for this year’s month long campaign, which
starts on May 1st 2017.
Over 50,000 free trial sessions will be
offered exclusively to female participants by hundreds of golf clubs and pros
throughout the UK via the nationalgolfmonth.com website.
The web site www.nationalgolfmonth.com will open for consumer registration next month.