Norwood Park in Golf News
Norwood Park Golf Club has become the first club in Nottinghamshire to sign up to the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter and has pledged to drive participation among women and girls, as well as encouraging more females to pursue a career within the golf industry. Over the past 10 years, female membership has increased by 106%, while girl membership has seen a 550% increase.
They already have an extensive history of supporting both county and national initiatives, including supporting England Golf ‘Girls Golf Rocks’ programme, which targets beginner girls aged 7-14 years to learn golf in a fun and friendly way. Norwood was a pilot centre for the national project in 2016, and has since developed weekly coaching groups, outreach work in schools and fun events at the club. Many of Norwood Junior Girls are now County players (Junior Member Maddie Smith was recently selected for the England Golf Regional Training Squad), while the club’s PGA Professional, Richard Strange, is the lead County Girls Coach, with Norwood the training base for the County Girls Squad