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Deane Golf Club mem­ber Privita Parma’s Facebook Group, Ladies Golf and Tee, is a big hit fol­low­ing her vi­sion of link­ing like­minded ladies in golf.

Privita said: ‘Over ten years mem­ber­ship has gone down due to age­ing and a lack of new lady golfers. I was look­ing at ways to bring like-minded ladies to­gether.

‘My vi­sion was that if we all linked we could make up teams, form new friend­ships and pro­vide sup­port for each other’s club opens, so they didn’t get can­celled.

‘Ini­tially it was set up as a lo­cal clubs forum with a cen­tral por­tal to pro­mote char­ity evenings, cof­fee mornings and golf opens. I con­tacted all the lady cap­tains and in­vited them to join and they be­gan to spread the word. I now have 410 ladies and ap­prox­i­mately 80 clubs in­clud­ing the lady cap­tains from Sil­ver Lakes Golf Club in South Africa.

‘Now if ladies want to play in an open, they just post a mes­sage. Black­burn and Wilp­shire Golf Clubs have asked me to run an Open in 2019.’

Her next steps in­clude set­ting up groups for men and women want­ing part­ners for mixed com­pe­ti­tions.

You can con­tact her at ladies­gol­fand­[email protected]­mail.

Facebook in­no­va­tor Privita

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