BAYVIEW puts women at the fore

hANdS up ladies if you have ever felt less than wel­come on the golf course. It’s a hard fact, but even in this day and age many women golfers re­port that the golf course is still a man’s world.

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And it isn’t helped by in­flex­i­ble club rules and old-fash­ioned poli­cies that can make women feel ex­cluded – play­ing re­stric­tions on a Satur­day, for ex­am­ple. But there are some bright stars on the hori­zon. Take Bayview golf Club on Syd­ney’s north­ern beaches: “We’ve been an equal op­por­tu­nity club for years,” ex­plained mar­ket­ing man­ager, Chris­tine Clarke, her­self a Bayview mem­ber for more than 35 years. “Mem­ber­ship at Bayview is flex­i­ble and equal,” she added. “Ladies are wel­come ev­ery day and can play any time on Satur­day in the comp with men or women.”

Bayview’s impressive all-in­clu­sive poli­cies ex­tend right through­out the club, from its two fe­male board mem­bers and an al­most wholly fe­male ad­min team, through to a strong con­tin­gent of women play­ers. “We are cur­rently in the 2nd di­vi­sion for gRADE, there is also a week­end ladies pen­nant team and sev­eral teams dur­ing the week days en­joy­ing in­ter­club com­pe­ti­tions at all lev­els.” says Chris­tine

Bayview President David Sparks added: “At Bayview we have long rec­og­nized the key role women and ju­niors play in help­ing main­tain the strength of our club. We fo­cus on the most flex­i­ble mem­ber­ship op­tions while fos­ter­ing a warm and wel­com­ing at­mos­phere for ev­ery­one, ev­ery day of the week. We want our women golfers to get the most out of the game we all love.”

The warm wel­come ex­tends to new golfers, with ex­pe­ri­enced lady pro Jenny Schu­len­burg team­ing up with head pro Neil Rolfe to run in­ten­sive be­gin­ner clin­ics, as well as the pop­u­lar Swing into golf ladies program.

President David Sparks and Chris­tine agree that equal­ity pays off, with the num­ber of women en­joy­ing the Satur­day comp on the up and up. “We’ve now got a grow­ing num­ber of reg­u­lar play­ers – up to 30 busi­ness women and ju­nior girls who just can’t get to golf dur­ing the week. The great ad­van­tage of choos­ing a tee time that suits their week­end is ideal for ev­ery­one in to­day’s busy world!”

SPE­CIAL OF­FER FOR LADIES gOLF READ­ERS: Ex­pe­ri­ence the warm wel­come at Bayview golf Club, 1825 Pittwa­ter Rd Mona Vale, for your­self. Save up to $246 off your mem­ber­ship – with no join­ing fee – by con­tact­ing Chris­tine Clarke on 9999 3786 or mar­ket­[email protected]­golf­club.com.au and men­tion­ing this ar­ti­cle.

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