WPGA helps amateur elite

The WPGA is opening up entry to its popular One Day Series to elite amateur under-16 and under-18s girls as an opportunity to develop their skills in a tournament arena. Entry will be for up to 10 players per event with a maximum handicap requirement of four. The series of seven day events will run from May to August and includes several high profile venues including Dunham Forest, which hosts the first event on 8 May.

Members of England Golf’s regional squads will be able to take on experienced players such as three-time WPGA Professional Champion and former tour player Tracy Loveys, as well as current One Day Series champion Joanne Oliver (pictured) and past winner Fern Grimshaw.

Rebecca Wood, performance manager of Women’s Golf, commented, “England Golf is extremely grateful that the WPGA have opened up spaces in each of the events for the aspiring players at regional under 16 and 18 level. Not only will the girls get competitive experience on superb golf courses but they will be teeing it up next to experienced professionals. It is a unique chance for them to rub shoulders with female professional golfers and witness first-hand how they manage themselves on the course and make decisions.”