With golf becoming ever more popular with women and all efforts being made by golfing organisations to attract more women into the sport, we are also enthusiastic about this direction that golf is taking. We asked Charlotte Wild, our Glenbrae Sales Representative and ex-Pro golfer, what appealed to her about the game.
When I first started playing Golf I used to constantly get asked: “as a girl, how did you get into golf?” A question that was always rather frustrating. My Dad played and as a young girl I wanted to try something different. After rather a lot of air shots and miss hits, I remember hitting one straight out of the middle of the club, watching it soar through the air and from then on being hooked!
I regularly went to the driving range and then eventually joined my local Golf Club when I was 12. I was very fortunate that Mere Golf Club had a great ladies section and I also joined at the same time as one of my best friends, but we were certainly outnumbered being the only two girls in the Junior Section.
Golf appealed to me due to the various challenges it presented; new courses, weather conditions and the fact that you always had to push yourself to become better as it’s such an individual sport. I constantly met new people whilst playing and travelled all over the world experiencing different cultures and creating new friendships.
I would love to see more young girls and women get into golf. There are so many benefits to playing this great sport; it’s great for your health as on average when you play 18 holes you walk 9.5 KM, so that’s 13,550 steps! It is also a wonderful game to meet new people and make great friends.
So, come on ladies go and give it a try!!