08 Mar 2022 | Participation |

Keperra celebrate International Women's Day in style

by Golf Australia

Keperra Country Golf Club Get Into Golf participants during one of their recent clinics.
Keperra Country Golf Club Get Into Golf participants during one of their recent clinics.

Keperra Country Golf Club in Brisbane’s northern suburbs is marking International Women’s Day with the launch of a women’s pathway program membership option for women who complete the Club’s Get Into Golf clinics. 

Get Into Golf is a nation-wide initiative to attract more women to the game, developed by clubs and facilities in conjunction with Golf Australia. Clubs and facilities are delivering the introductory programs to beginner (or returning) golfers all across the country, with a strong emphasis on forming friendships and having fun as you learn. 

Keperra’s Get Into Golf clinics run for five weeks and the first for 2022 began this month, after a delayed start because of the weather. Three more clinics will be held throughout the year with coaches Chris McCourt (Keperra’s PGA Teaching Professional), Jake Newbery (PGA Associate Professional) and Peter Zealley (Director of Golf).   

Golfing newcomer Jen Carey is among the 31 women who signed up for this year’s first clinic. “It’s been lots of fun,” she said at the end of the first day's putting lesson. “For me, golf is something I can do now that I have more time. I really want to learn more.” 

Fellow clinic participant Lesleigh Reid is getting reacquainted with the game after a lengthy break: “I haven’t played for about 16 years. I had some lessons but then with the kids I didn’t have the time. Now I’m retired I do and it’s been really enjoyable.” 

Keperra will offer all participants a choice of two-month memberships at the end of their clinics: a birdie membership with nine-hole course access on selected days ($249) or eagle membership with full-course access on selected days and mid-week competition participation ($349). Both memberships include seven-day access to practice facilities and the clubhouse as well as member discounts on cart hire, food, beverages and apparel and a $50 clubhouse account.  

Keperra Club General Manager Gavin Lawrence said the Club was looking forward to welcoming more female members. 

“It is a big commitment to join a golf club for a year if you’re only starting out or if it’s been a long time since you played or had some lessons,” he said. 

“Our focus with the women’s pathway program is to help women make that transition. Through these new memberships we want them to enjoy our course and friendly Club environment. We also want to encourage and support them to continue their golfing journeys after their clinics whether they’re interested in only playing socially or taking part in competition.” 

For more details about Get Into Golf visit: www.golf.org.au/getintogolf

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