Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, Somerset – 10th August 2023: Burnham & Berrow Golf Club, the South West’s leading golf club, is delighted to announce that it has been voted the ‘Venue of the Year’ at the 2023 Women in Golf Awards.
The Women in Golf Awards, held at Walton Heath Golf Club during last week’s AIG Women’s Open, is a key event in the golfing calendar which celebrates the significant contribution that women continue to make within the golf industry.
The ‘Venue of the Year’ award is in recognition of Burnham & Berrow Golf Club providing the best experience for women and junior golfers through its successful delivery of multiple initiatives linked to its R&A Women in Golf Charter pledges, which are to grow and nurture women’s golf at all levels.
Since signing the R&As Women in Golf Charter in July 2021 a core team of female members, with the support of the entire membership and seeking advice from the game’s governing bodies, has introduced a series of initiatives that have successfully transformed the club’s womens and junior sections.
This includes the development and delivery of the women’s Love.Golf beginner programme run by the club’s Head PGA Teaching Professional, Nicola Stroud. This has in turn created a clear pathway for into the club for beginners, who are supported by 14 female champions from the club who act as buddies to new members. Love.Golf has been a clear success year–on–year.
The club has also been holding mixed events on its gender-neutral tees for several years and it has a female starter, female caddies and a female Vice President. But it was its commitment to delivering on its R&A Women in Golf Charter pledges that really impressed the judges.
Commenting on the award, Nicola said “On behalf of the club and our brilliant members, we are thrilled to be voted as the ‘Venue of the Year’ as it validates all of the hard work we have collectively done to successfully grow women’s and junior golf at the club.
Feedback from everyone who has participated in the Love.Golf sessions speaks for itself.”
“I thoroughly recommend it – all women should get involved – it’s not just about the golf, it’s about the social aspect – there’s women from all different walks of life with so many stories to tell. Highly recommended, and Nicola is the best coach ever!” Helen Jones.
“For me, love.golf is more than just golf lessons, it’s ‘family’ – where nobody judges, everyone welcomes you as you are, everyone listens and shares stories, supports each other and shares laughter. Mariya Trifonova.
Back To all articles