Women’s ‘Get Into Golf’ sessions a winner at Williams Golf Club

10th Jun 2024

Williams Golf Club

A three-week series of ‘Get Into Golf’ clinics at Williams Golf Club has proved to be a smash hit, with 14 local women enthusiastically supporting the initiative.

Led by Community Instructor Megan Henry, the clinics took place on Wednesday afternoons at the Wheatbelt club and attracted a group of working women and mums looking to learn more about golf, improve their skills and build towards playing 3-9 holes socially.

The first two sessions focused on grip, aim, stance and swing skills, with participants introduced to the basics of driving and iron play, while the final session was spent on getting to grips with putting on the club’s immaculate sand greens before participating in a fun two-hole Ambrose team comp.

And while this particular series of lessons is over, the golfing journeys of the 14 women are just beginning. A WhatsApp group has been created to allow the participants easy contact with one another to arrange 3-9 holes of social golf as they continue to build their confidence and skills.

The end goal is for the group to join in a weekly midweek or Saturday social competition over three to nine holes, finishing at the same time as the club’s 18-hole players to encourage socialising at the clubhouse.

Williams GC

Megan (third from left) oversaw a fun series of clinics that have reinvigorated the club


“Williams Golf Club is an inclusive and supportive club for beginners to visit and I must mention club contact and committee member Ali Ford, who played an integral part in bringing ‘Get into Golf’ to her community,” said Megan.

“Both midweek golf and the option for playing 3-9 nine-holes socially has been in recess at Williams GC for a few years and Ali reached out to reinvigorate golf at her club.

“After a month of advertising, three weeks of ‘Get into Golf’ has reconnected and re-engaged this amazing community with their golf clubhouse and attracted new social players to the club, which is just such a positive.”

Participant Sarah Duff had nothing but good things to say about the experience: “Get Into Golf has been a lot of fun and a great start to catching the golf bug! It’s pretty impressive how everyone has been hitting the ball and learning new skills.

“I’ve loved the social, friendly and safe vibe that Megan has created. Wednesday afternoon has quickly become my favourite time of the week!”

Hoping to stage a similar initiative at your club? Then contact your local GolfWA Regional Club Support Officer: –

South West and Lower Great Southern – Brett Symons (email Brett)
Wheatbelt and Goldfields – Scott Ballantyne (email Scott)
North – Ned Haywood (email Ned)

If your club would like to contact Megan about her community coaching, visit her website.