Girls Golf Rocks

CIRENCESTER Golf Club has again been chosen by England Golf to take part in the Girls Golf Rocks initiative in 2020, writes Danny Hall.

Having run successful sessions in the past, Cirencester will again be one of fewer than 200 clubs around the country tasked with encouraging girls to develop a love of golf in a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment under the expert eye of PGA professional James Harraway.

Cirencester will be staging two six-week coaching sessions running between May and October for beginner girls predominantly, but not exclusively, in the 7-14 age bracket.

More than 5,000 girls have been introduced to the game of golf via Girls Golf Rocks over the past five years.

Regular updates on all Girls Golf Rocks activities can be found on England Golf’s and the Golf Foundation’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram social media platforms.

Or contact the organiser at Cirencester Golf Club on his email


CIRENCESTER Golf Club prides itself on being able to stay open in the worst of the weather due to the course’s exceptional draining. But Storm Dennis proved too much to cope with and the Winter Stableford on Saturday was cancelled as was the Ladies’ 14-hole competition on Thursday due to the extraordinary recent run of bad weather.

The Valentine’s Day Scramble did go ahead, however, for the club’s romantics on a very cold Friday.

The two chief sweethearts were Ann & Gordon Stone, who shot a nett 70.4 playing off 10% of their combined handicaps.

Stephen Springthorpe & Kevin Young, the last two B team captains, topped the gents-only division with 70.7.

Runners-up were Rod Smith & Graham Clarke on 71 in the gents, and Emma & Adam Collins (73.4) in the mixed.