Ladies urged to get into the swing of things at Berkhamsted Golf Club

A ladies' group chipping session at Berkhamsted GC
A ladies' group chipping session at Berkhamsted GC

A temporary membership scheme for ladies is on offer at Berkhamsted Golf Club ready for the start of spring.

The scheme is proving to be as popular today as it was when it started 15 years ago – continuing to encourage women of all ages to have a go at the sport without committing immediately to joining a club.

Penny Kent, who organises the initiative, said; “I’d always been keen on having a go at golf but most clubs require a handicap before you can join.

“I found out about the new starters’ scheme at Berkhamsted, joined as a ‘temporary lady’ and am now a full member enjoying both the playing and great social side of the club.”

Part of the scheme means ladies can pay a reduced fee, and also included are two free lessons with the club professional.

Ladies will also have a ‘buddy’ to support them, and will be able to join in with fun and social events and light-hearted rules sessions.

Penny added: “I’ve been involved in a number of sports – both playing and coaching – at all levels for most of my life, but I’m aware that some very active sports have a time limit.

“This isn’t the case with golf which I can play for as long as I feel I want to keep satisfying my competitive spirit, as well as having fun whilst keeping fit and active.”

Berkhamsted Golf Club has a thriving women’s section, offering the option of playing during the week and/or with the Business Ladies on Saturday mornings.

Anybody interested in finding out more about the scheme, or membership of the club, should contact Steve Derbyshire on 01442 865832, at or visit the website