For the first time, Saudi women were trained to play “golf”...

For the first time, Saudi women were trained to play “golf”...
For the first time, Saudi women were trained to play “golf”...
Saudi Arabia recently launched an initiative that allows women in all regions to play golf for free, and the initiative bears the name “Ladies First Club” .. The Ladies First Club in an experience that is the first of its kind organized by the Saudi Golf Company and coincides with the launch of the Women’s Golf Championship organized by the Public Investment Fund.

The club granted free membership to women who wanted a membership, golf classes and the privilege of entering the ball-shooting course, and the club would remain open to all Saudi women, with membership and other benefits granted to the first 1,000 participating women, as well as granting the registered “Ladies First Club” membership in the Riyadh Golf Club, Dirab Club or The Royal Greens stadium and the country club, according to the regions in which they are located, and the members will be given an educational package and monthly seminars on the rules of the game for beginners, and the club members will also get access to the entire stadium, and the top 12 players in the program will be given full membership throughout the year to play on the field Which you choose.

The CEO of Saudi Golf Majed Al-Sorour explained that the “Ladies First Club” is an innovative and new initiative that aims to develop the game in Saudi Arabia in an ideal way to present the first women’s golf championship, the Saudi Aramco Championship. He pointed out that we have ambitious goals to achieve them, and we have noticed an increasing interest from female golfers towards them. We hope that the launch of the “Ladies First Club” will help us in our mission to spread this sport among women.

Al-Sorour added that the club will organize a number of social activities for women in the morning period, such as Pilates, Yoga and Bridge classes. Participants will also receive exclusive discounts at all three golf club restaurants and outlets.

Maha and Sara: a social and inclusive sport

Maha Al-Hadiwi, the first and only Arab golfer to participate in the European Tour and participate in the two Saudi championships next month, affirms her support for all initiatives aimed at encouraging women’s participation in Saudi Arabia in golf. “From my experience, there is no way to introduce this sport to a new segment. Among the players is better than making it an enjoyable, social and inclusive sport. ”

Sarah Salhab (27 years old) started from an early age practicing golf at the Dirab Club stadium in Riyadh. She says: “The initiative“ Ladies First Club ”is a distinct idea, and it is an opportunity to build a base capable of transferring women interested in the game to a more advanced stage through the help and support provided by A team of professionals helps build an environment capable of developing female players, as golf is an enjoyable sport that combines physical and mental exercises, and it is a sport we practice in green natural spaces, which is a beautiful thing, especially in Saudi Arabia, and I enjoy playing golf, in my opinion it is important for more women to practice Golf because it is a healthy sport, and it is practiced in open spaces and helps to achieve social communication.

It is noteworthy that the official launch of the “Ladies First Club” will take place during the week of preparation for the Aramco Women’s Championship from 12 to 15 November 2020, that is, two days before the launch of the Saudi International Women’s Championship for teams that will witness the participation of teams consisting of 4 players competing for a share of the prizes. Which is valued at $ 500,000 USD.

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