Attention — ILGU launches search for girls under 12
 Stephanie Meadow

Stephanie Meadow

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.  

Area Location Coach Date
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

Further Details

  • 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.