The search is on for the next Stephanie Meadow and the ILGU are inviting all girls under 12 years of age (born in 2003 or later), with an interest in trying golf, to attend free taster sessions with ILGU development coaches at centres across the country next month.
Girls do not need any previous experience of golf or need to be a member of an ILGU affiliated club and equipment will be available during the Taster Sessions, which will be held in mid to late February.
Girls who are interested must REGISTER and select their preferred venue. CLICK HERE
Registration closes on Friday 6th February and only those registered will be guaranteed a place.
Each venue has a capacity of 60 places which will be allocated based on first come, first served.
Those registered will be contacted after Tues 10th Feb to confirm the time of their taster session.
|Mayo||Castlebar Driving Range||Aidan Moran||Sun 15th Feb|
|Kildare||Celbridge Driving Range||Michelle Carroll||Thurs 19th Feb|
|Dublin (South)||Stepaside Driving Range||Shane O'Grady||Thurs 19th Feb|
|Dublin (West)||Elmgreen Driving Range||Shane O'Grady||Fri 20th Feb|
|Dublin (North)||Kinsealy Golf Range||Deirdre Judge||Fri 20th Feb|
|Laois||The Heritage Golf Club||Michelle Carroll||Fri 20th Feb (PM)|
|Wexford||Rosslare Golf Club||Johnny Young||Fri 20th Feb|
|Kerry||The Ross Golf Club||Mark Heinemann||Fri 20th Feb|
|Sligo||Castle Dargan Golf Club||Xavier Medas||Sat 21st Feb|
|Cork||Innishannon Driving Range||Ian Stafford||Sat 21st Feb|
|Antrim||Greenmount Golf Academy||Debbie Hanna||Sat 28th Feb|
Girls do not need any previous golfing experience to participate. In a group of no more than 12 girls per Taster Session (approx. 50 mins duration), girls will have the opportunity to hit balls and interact with an ILGU Development Coach. Following this, all girls who have attended a taster session and wish to play and learn more about the game will be offered a place in a Coaching Group with the ILGU Development Coach.
These coaching groups will consist of a maximum of 8 girls who will receive 5hrs of coaching (€35) over the months of March & April. The coaching sessions will concentrate on developing basic skills in a fun and safe environment.
Upon completion of the coaching sessions, the ILGU will endeavor to link girls, who are not already a member of a club, with a local ILGU affiliated Club. Follow on fun events will also be scheduled to keep participants involved throughout the season.