Charley Hull and Naga Munchetty feature in the video

The #ThisGirlGolfs video campaign has been launched this week to inspire women to take up the sport.

The campaign is part of England Golf and The PGA’s ‘Raising Our Game’ strategy, with the intention being to increase the number of people who play golf and to address falling membership numbers.

David Joy, CEO of England Golf, said: “We are aware, like many other sports, golf faces some issues.

“There are significant trends in declining participation at all levels that we can’t ignore.”

Watch the #ThisGirlGolfs video and find out more info here

Women and girls of all ages are featured in the video, also supported by the Scottish Golf Union, including professional golfers Charley Hull and Henni Zuël and BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty.

The video features 12 different instances of women enjoying golf, including a girl travelling on the tube with her clubs, two girls on the driving range and a father teaching his daughter how to play.

Hull said: “It’s been great to be part of ThisGirlGolfs. I hope it will encourage girls to head down to their local driving range or golf club and give it a go.”

Inspired by the This Girl Can campaign, the video has been released ahead of the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Turnberry.

Sandy Jones, CEO of The PGA said: “This is actually a great opportunity to both raise the profile of golf, break down myths and misconceptions and to actively encourage women of all ages to see golf as a realistic choice.”

  • LadyPutt

    Sorry, but until it becomes acceptable for more women to play golf at weekends (and work during the week) then numbers will continue to decline. I’ve had to give up playing because I just can’t fit it all in at the weekends and got fed up with either not being able to enter competitions or reluctantly having to take annual leave which I would rather use for holidays. Can’t wait to retire in May next year so I can start playing again.