love.golf earns trailblazing recognition
love.golf has been nominated in the Women and Girls’ Trailblazer category in the soon-to-be-announced England Golf awards.
New for 2022, the category recognises those who have tackled under-representation in the game by providing opportunities for women and girls to take up or continue to enjoy the sport.
The winner will be announced at a virtual prize-giving ceremony – hosted by BBC presenter Naga Munchetty on Wednesday 20th April from 6.30PM – and broadcast live on England Golf’s YouTube Channel.
love.golf’s nomination comes following a landmark year where it has pushed new boundaries to attract over 500 women to the game in England, with an increased focus on opening the game to women from more diverse communities.
In June 2021, the Syngenta-backed program hosted a pilot taster event alongside the Muslim Golf Association which sold out in the space of 12 hours. Subsequent events attracted over 40 new women to experience love.golf.
- 120-strong group of love.golfers gather to witness The Solheim Cup
- How to build a women’s golf community
During the year, the program also hosted two industry-first social media influencer events, inviting local influencers from a range of backgrounds to experience golf for the very first time and document their experience to thousands of followers.
Alastair Spink, love.golf Head Coach and Founder, said: “To be nominated is a fantastic acknowledgment of the work of all our coaches to bring the love.golf experience to women up and down the country.
“As a program, we challenge ourselves to think differently and experiment to appeal to women who genuinely think golf may not be for them. We have made encouraging progress this last year in our work with the Muslim Golf Association and influencer days in particular, and plan to build on this in 2022.”
Tune in to see if love.golf picks up the Women and Girls’ Trailblazer award live from 6.30PM on Wednesday 20th April.