Have a swing with free golf in Laidley

Laidley Golf Club A grade golfers Linda Knopke, Barbara Panzram, Skyla Taylor and Cheryl Sternberg. Picture: LAIDLEY GOLF CLUB

The Laidley Golf Club is inviting all to have a swing as they host four free sessions from June to September to inspire beginners to the sport.

Funded through the Active Women and Girls Program, the sessions will be taught by PGA Professional Golfer Lee Harrington from the Gold Coast Golf School.

Laidley Golf Club womens captain Judy Logan said it is all about promoting interest among junior players and seniors who have yet to pick up a club.

“We’re welcoming ladies and girls, and if there’s some men and some junior boys, we’re happy for them to come too,” she said.

“It’s not just our own club members, we’re happy to host people from anywhere because it’s all about more people playing golf.

“[Lee Harrington] is a professional golfer from the coast involved with the state juniors, so we’re very fortunate to have her.”

Sessions will be held on 23 June, 28 July, 11 August, and 8 September with those interested able to contact club member Cheryl Sternberg on 0438 617 265.

Logan said interest for the women’s game in Laidley continues to be on the rise.

“We’ve got really strong ladies’ competition at the moment,” she said.

“Around the Lockyer, Somerset, and Boonah area, in the smaller clubs we’ve got among the most number of ladies that are playing.”

Laidley Golf Club recently had four members compete in April’s Queensland Women’s Country Stroke and Stableford Championships in Townsville for the first time in a decade.