Nicola answers the questions for Women & GolfOur Golf Foundation ambassador Nicola Bennett has been interviewed by Women & Golf this week to find out how she got into golf and what inspires her.
As well as organising successful coaching programmes at Bush Hill Park Golf Club, she became a Golf Foundation Ambassador in June and has already helped our charity in our work to change the lives of young people through golf.
Enjoy Nicola’s interview here where she describes just how inspiring it is to be welcomed as a child by a truly junior-friendly golf club.
Nicola says: “I was a member at Pinner Hill Golf Club first. I loved it there because there were so many girls, there were over 100 of them, plus a similar amount of boys. Every weekend we’d be there, have bacon rolls, play 18 holes and then play another 18.
“We had a fabulous Junior Organiser there, Lloyd Millwood. The environment that I was in just helped me to naturally love the game… We had a great mix of cultures – Chinese, Indian, Black, White, Mixed. Some of them went to my high school. And it was just a place I felt really comfortable and we had a lot of fun.”
Since joining up with the Golf Foundation, Nicola has delivered golf to kids from all backgrounds in support of our charity in both schools and golf clubs in the London area, and she stepped up at The Open in brilliant style to help us launch our new Golfway equipment as part of our National Schools Programme.
Nicola adds: “The Golf Foundation are doing a fantastic job of being diverse and creative… When you think outside the box you will naturally attract different audiences. That's what they're doing and that’s what the game needs.”
See the full interview with Women & Golf at womenandgolf.com and hear more on Tiger Woods, Paula Creamer and Beyoncé!