International Women in Golf Day took place on Tuesday 1 June 2021 and Chesham & Ley Hill Golf Club played their part by organising a free taster session to encourage women wanting to try something new, as well as those wanting to get back into the swing of things and have some fun.

Everyone was welcomed with complimentary tea and home-made cakes whilst Lady Captain, Irene Crook outlined the programme for the afternoon. The ladies were then split into three groups, for three 20-minute sessions, trying out various aspects of the game. The club’s Pro, Dave Marsden, taught them how to get to grips with the 7 & 8 irons, the art of pitching was covered by Lady Vice Captain Rosemayre Barry and Trustee Ian Burrows, and Irene Crook and Anne Cooke were on hand to introduce them to the joys of putting.

Thirty ladies joined in with the event and all stayed on to enjoy drinks in the clubhouse with the Chesham members and get all the information available for the follow-up sessions the club has on offer. The day was a great success and participants left feeling inspired to take on a new challenge and ‘give golf a go’ and are now looking forward to taking those next steps. We all need to stay active and golf is an excellent way of keeping fit, making new friends and having fun.

One participant said “I have to say that I thought all of the ladies were so lovely and friendly and I do see the benefits of being in such a club, and appreciate how much you must love it.” Irene Crook, the Lady Captain, said “We were amazed and delighted by the unexpectedly large take-up and ultimate success of the afternoon.” If you missed the event and are interested in finding out more, please contact our friendly ladies’ section by emailing Irene Crook at