Welcome to the Ladies Section of Billingham Golf Club. I'm Helen Fawcett, a member of the club since 2017. At BGC we have a lively and very sociable group of lady golfers of all ages, who put the emphasis on having fun and enjoying the exercise golf provides, rather than the more competitive side of things!
We have recently been accredited with the R&A Women in Golf Charter which calls on members of the club to play their part in developing a culture that values women's involvement in every aspect of the sport, from participating to pursuing a career. I am the Charter Champion and am working closely with fellow club members to ensure we achieve the main aims of the Charter, which are listed here:-
* to increase the number of women and girls playing and working in golf
* to pursue a fundamental change in culture, providing economic benefits of growing the sport through more women and girls playing
* to making tangible efforts to develop a welcoming and inspiring environment for women by doing more to attract women into golf.
New initiatives for 2022 focusing on the new Lady Members, including a fun quiz and information evening and a 9 hole scramble Wednesday 30th March.
BGC has also been successful in its application to host Girls Golf Rocks, a coaching initiative held over the school summer holidays. Check back for further information.