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'Laddie' Lucas Award - Elsham Golf Club and ‘This Girl Golfs North Lincs’

The Laddie Lucas Award celebrates a project that has created more opportunities for girls and this year’s winner is a partnership between Elsham Golf Club and ‘This Girl Golfs’ Project in North Lincolnshire.

Elsham is the host club linking to three local secondary schools, with taster sessions provided to 400 girls, followed by a six-week StreetGolf satellite club. Sixty-four girls signed up and 51 completed the course; the grand finale being when the golf club closed its course for a day and ran the first ever ‘Girls Open’ (to be an annual fixture). Some 42 girls took part in a GolfSixes team competition and the Women’s section provided volunteers. Fifteen of the girls joined the new Girls Academy, while eight have become junior members. There has been a cultural change at the golf club with more events and competitions open to girls and women.

(Picture: Chris Vaughan Photography)

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