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International Women’s Day – How will you mark the day?

Local female golf pro marks International Women’s Day by removing barriers to women’s golf

March 7, 2016  For Immediate Release

Halifax, NS  Sara Wilson, a PGA golf professional wants to mark International Women’s Day by removing the barriers women face today in golf. “The male-oriented environment is a major barrier to golf for women along with cost, limited skill, time, family constraints, lack of golfing friends as major barriers to golf for women,” says Wilson.

“Research indicates that there are more than twice as many men playing golf then there are women. Wilson formed Metro Ladies Golf to make the game more accessible and welcoming to the female player. “My approach is to bring women from HRM of varying golf interests together and guide them through the golf experience. We do this by organizing games on a variety of courses, providing lessons, information on golf rules and etiquette and lots of comradery and fun.”

Wilson says “I believe we are making progress, 60 % of our membership is brand new to the game and this is very exciting.” This is the third year of Metro Ladies Golf, we have been growing every year and we expect to have 150 members join this year. One member, Nancy Bowie had this to say about Metro Ladies Golf, “as a beginner golfer I can enjoy the game without intimidation or fear.”

“I invite every woman, regardless of golf experience, to also mark International Women’s Day by making it a goal to take up golf this year. It is good for the mind, body and a lot of fun. Women interested in more information can join us at an information session at Brightwood Golf Club on March 11th from 6-8pm or visit our website at www.metroladiesgolf.ca,” said Wilson.

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Today, due to circumstances I got to play alongside a competitor to mark her score during the Provincial Golf Championships. It was great to step out on the first tee as a “competitor” and it showed me how much I miss playing...seriously. It was such a huge part of my adolescence and most of my old and new friends I have met at the golf course! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Canada Day! I am usually one to take the day away from the golf course but lots to prepare for the Ladies Amateur this week.
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A great time!August 10 is our Junior Invitational, where juniors from all over the province come together to compete every year! ⛳ Click this link to register: www.oakfield.ca/files/2020%20Jun%20Inv.%20Poster%20and%20Entry%20Form.pdf. Deadline is August 6, 2020. #OakfieldGCC #JuniorInvitational #NSGolf ... See MoreSee Less

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Special congratulations to @LadiesGolfHFX on being appointed as the new GM at Paragon Golf and Country Club. A huge win for Paragon, you will be missed at Oakfield GCC

So excited to be part of the team that will be the host site for the @NovaScotiaGolf Women/Sr Women Amateur! These ladies are good! #golf #womensgolf #halifax

Nothing brings me back to my childhood as much as watching my sons play #golf with their friends! They don’t realize the interactions they make everyday with people at the club will serve them well in the future! @oakfieldgolf #happymom

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Sara Wilson Director & Coach

E-mail: metroladiesgolf@gmail.com

Phone: 902-449-2062

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