A Group Of Nine Women, Having The Best Time Ever . . . Golf is a great game whatever your age, background or ability. It offers fun in the fresh air, it’s the perfect way to make new friends and it brings impressive health and wellbeing benefits. Nicky signed up for a six week Get into golf course at the Norwich Family Golf Centre, coached by PGA professional Mark Spooner.
How did you progress? We started with a seven iron. Mark used a wobble board to teach us balance control and also did video analysis. On the last session we played three holes.
school days or an almost-forgotten holiday. You can get started by taking advantage of the beginner courses on offer across Norfolk for only £25 for 6 weeks.
To find an activity near you go to www.getintogolf.org/Norfolk or call 0800 118 2766
What happened after the course finished?
What inspired you to take up golf? I love sport, my husband plays golf and I saw information about Get into golf on the intranet at work. What was the course like? It was brilliant. We were nine women, all different ages, and we all got on and had the best time ever.
I continued having lessons and practising at the driving range. I started playing nine holes with new golfing friends, Carole and Roz, and gradually built up to 18 holes. Seven months after starting I joined Bawburgh Golf Club and three months later I had my first handicap. What do you enjoy about golf?
What did you wear?
I love being outdoors and active, it’s very sociable.
Smart casual black jeans, tee-shirt and jumper. I got a pair of golf shoes in the sale.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve never played golf or haven’t picked up a club since your