Program paving way for female golfers

INTERESTED in trying out a new sport?

Swing Fit is a national six-week-program for women to learn and develop golf’s basic skills.

The program teaches participants correct techniques like learning to swing and putt, as well as focusing on health, conditioning and general wellbeing.

The Claremont Golf Club will be hosting two Come and Try Swing Fit sessions on 29 April.

Claremont Golf Club PGA Championship professional Anthony Rowlings said it was a fun, healthy and social way for women to get started in golf.

“The Come and Try sessions are free for all women and equipment will be provided,” he said.

“Simply turn up in comfortable clothing and soft-soled shoes.”

Following the Come and Try day, the club will run the program every Tuesday from 8 May to 12 June.

The cost is $20 per 75-minute-session and includes warm-up, golf skills and golf conditioning exercises.

Last year the club saw almost 40 females complete the program.

Merran Hill became a member following her experience.

“Throughout the whole program we were made to feel very welcome at the club and enjoyed the many social events we were invited to,” Ms Hill said.

“I would encourage anyone thinking of playing golf in the future to join the next Swing Fit program. You won’t regret it.”

The Come and Try Swing Fit sessions will run on 29 April at 1pm and 2.30pm at 1 Bournville Crescent, Claremont.

For more information, phone 6249 1180 or visit

Caption: Swing Fit participants, from left, Merran Hill and Shirley Ransley.

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