Businesswomen’s golf networking group established

Representatives from NW Brown and Norfolk Community Foundation have joined forces with Peter Field, PGA Professional at Norwich Family Golf Centre to establish a ladies networking group with a difference.

Open to golfers, aspiring golfers and complete beginners DRIVE! aims to provide a healthy way of networking whilst bringing businesswomen together to play the course and introducing beginners to the game and hearing from guest speakers.

Peter Field at Norwich Family Golf Centre who developed the initial idea said “For some time I have had a concept of an exclusive female group that allows networking along with an introduction to golf. It would be fair to say that traditionally golf has been a male dominated arena. Although the change is evolving slowly, I wanted to create the opportunity for female golfers and include business within it.

We believe Norwich Family Golf Centre is perfectly placed to support this and leads the way to offer new golfers a different introduction than has been available in the past, offering a relaxed, comfortable place to meet as well as the opportunity to learn to play and for experienced golfers to improve their game.”

The initiative launches on Tuesday 17 February at 3.30pm and will include free initial taster lessons on the driving range in groups of differing abilities, light refreshments, the opportunity to input into future formats and a charity raffle.

Money raised from fundraising will be donated to Norfolk Community Foundation to support local community groups and small charities and fund projects that support individuals in need in Norfolk.

Anna Douglas of Norfolk Community Foundation said “The Foundation is delighted to be part of launching this exciting initiative, in the year that we celebrate 10 years of supporting local communities. From a personal perspective, having recently joined a golf club after several years of playing as a guest, I believe I would have made the transition from driving range to golf course much quicker had I had the opportunity to initially play in a group environment to build confidence.”

See our coverage in the EDP here.