Today, The Fame Golf Academy at Tapton Park Golf Course, Chesterfield, is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary!
The first ladies to take part in the complete beginners group coaching two years ago today were: (see picture left to right) Denise Holland, Helen Glossop, Sandie Lancaster, Emma Caldicott (nee Bradshaw) and Lindsay Lee.
During 2013, The Academy had over 50 ladies who took part in both group and individual coaching.
That number is now fastly approaching 200, which is incredible!
The Academy offers group and individual coaching for all levels of ability in a relaxed and comfortable environment and has also been hugely successful due to the social element that it brings. It is an opportunity for ladies to start a new sport alongside like minded individuals of a similar ability, with the ultimate goal of getting out onto the golf course.
Fun competitions are organised which are played on the 9 hole Academy Course …..Easter fun, medal, three clubs and a putter, stableford and next month will be the annual Fame Golf Academy Cup Competition. To round off the season we have night golf, which everyone should try and a Christmas Meal.
Group packages start from £49.99 for 4 x 1 hour lessons, including a FREE custom fit PGA iron.
It is incredibly gratifying to see the ladies who started out as complete beginners, who are now out on the golf course on a regular basis, enjoying their golf…..you know who you are!!!
I would like to say a BIG “thank you” to Andy Carnall, the golf director at Sheffield International Venues for making this possible. The marketing staff at SIV, Geoff Cowley at Chesterfield Custom Fit Golf, all of the staff and members at Tapton Park Golf Course and lastly, to ALL of the ladies that have come through the various levels of coaching. You have been an absolute pleasure to work with so a HUGE “thank you” for your continued support!
I feel very proud and privileged to be part of such a fantastic initiative to get more ladies into the wonderful game of golf!!