Lizzie Neale, 13, is a young female golf star, winning the Nelson Women's Open last month. Photo: Brittany Spencer.

Golf encouraging more women into the sport

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Golf clubs around the region are encouraging girls and women to get into golf.

She Loves Golf is a national campaign run by New Zealand Golf to get more women in the sport.

Nelson regional golf manager Chris Pugh says all of the region’s club are hosting an open day this Sunday at the Greenacres golf course in Richmond.

“It’s just an opportunity to get along either by themselves or with their family and just give it a go, basically. We want to get rid of that perception that golf is a sport for boring old men. It’s a great sport for active ladies, young girls and older women.”

No equipment is needed at the day and coaches will be on hand to lend some advice. There will be plenty for kids to do as well.

She Loves Golf will be held from 11am to 2pm this Sunday, October 15.