CURTIS CUP winner Bronte Law is backing the drive to encourage more people to take up playing golf.
The 17 year-old Cheshire county player is supporting the latest round of Get into Golf sessions in the area.
The Bramhall member – a key player in the successful Great
Britain and Ireland team which beat their American rivals at Nairn – believes golf is a great sport for all ages and abilities.
Free taster sessions and discounted golf lessons are available as part of the Get into Golf scheme, which the Cheshire County Golf Partnership oversees at clubs across the county.
Bronte, who has been named as a golfing ambassador for the Cheshire CGP, enjoyed a hugely successful 2012 which included playing all four rounds alongside the world’s best women professionals at the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Liverpool as well as the Curtis Cup triumph.
“It is one of the most fun sports there is,” says Bronte, who has won a place at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)
for September 2013. “At the beginning, don’t get too bogged down by the technical side of things but just enjoy hitting a ball to start with!
“With the help of the Get into golf schemes, the coaches at clubs across Cheshire will help you to improve and get the most out of the sport.
matter whether you are playing at England international level or a social game with friends, golf is a sport to be enjoyed. It is very addictive – and you always want to do better next time you play!
“That’s the beauty of the sport – it can be enjoyed on so many levels.”
And she believes girls and ladies should not be put off by any misconceptions surrounding golf.
“Of course, it’s a cool game,” she says. “It’s a fantastic game, too, for making new friends – and girls love to socialise! I have made such good friends through golf. I think my school friends have seen how much pleasure I have got from golf and that it is not just a game for stuffy old men but a sport that anyone can play and enjoy.”
To find your nearest centre visit getintogolf.org and look at the activity map or call 0800 118 2766.