Skerries Golf Club celebrates International Women’s Golf Day in style

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From left to right - Michael Neary, Callum Neary, Sonia Neary, Zach Neary, Donnacha Neary, Lara Neary, Geraldine Neary. Courtesy of Skerries GC

Skerries Golf Club celebrated International Women’s Golf Day in style on June 1st 2021. With more than 180 lady members, Skerries Captains Ailish Humphreys and Declan Bowers organised a day that saw all members – men, ladies and juniors, playing together in a team event to mark the occasion.

Dressed in bright red on a warm and sunny Tuesday, golf proved that it really is a sport for all ages, as more than 200 members headed out on the course, ranging from as young as 12 right up to 85!

Women’s Golf Day is a global event celebrating girls and women playing golf. Skerries was proud to be one of only two clubs in Ireland to be part of this, with over 68 countries and 900 locations signed up around the world to support the day.

The club recently joined 900 signatories globally to become a ‘Women in Golf Charter Signatory’. Led by the R&A and being driven by Golf Ireland and associations all over the world, the initiative aims to increase women and girls’ participation in golf, encourage more families to enjoy golf as a leisure activity and encourage more opportunities for women to work in golf.

The club’s commitment to the charter formalises its dedication to being a leader in this space. With 40% of its management committee now female coupled with a vibrant and diverse female membership, the club has made a lot of progress and has even bigger plans for the future to attract and grow its female members.

The club’s 2021 Ladies ‘Get Into Golf’ Program also kicks off next week, designed to introduce ladies to the sport in a relaxed and fun way through group coaching and on the course play. The club is also accepting 5 day applications and has just launched a ‘Buddy Program’ to help integrate new lady members into the club – so if you’re looking for a new sport (we’re told a round of golf burns up to 1400 calories!) or a fun way to meet new people, there’s no better time to think about taking up golf!

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