I started golf for the first time in my life in January/February 2016. I was encouraged by my daughter who was employed by a sponsor of the Golf Club, as she was so impressed by the friendliness and caring nature of all the ladies, and assured me ‘they would look after me as a learner golfer’. She also introduced me to a few ladies at the club.
I decided to have several lessons with Lisa Newling, a professional golfer from the Pro Shop, to get the feel of golf and an understanding of the game. Lisa was absolutely fabulous! Her expertise, and calm manner made me feel very comfortable during lessons.
I received a phone call from Shirley Dobson, the co-ordinator of the ‘Newbies’ golf group program. She encouraged me to come and join the group to get to experience a 9 hole game. There were about eight or so ladies, and we were all about the same skills level, so again it was very comfortable knowing we were all very new. We were taken around in groups of 3 or 4 with an experienced volunteer, such as Shirley, Annie, Lorraine and a few others. These ladies gave us their time and experience for free one day per week, because they love the game of golf and are very dedicated members of the Golf Club.
The Tura Beach Country Club members have been so welcoming and encouraging, and it has been very rewarding socially, and I really feel like I belong there. I love playing golf regularly with my fellow ‘newbies’, mostly now on our own, and more recently joining in the competitions. Everyone has encouraged me to join in the competitions, and asked if I am enjoying myself. I have a lovely group of great friends that I can meet with and have meals and drinks together at the Club.
Thank you Newbies’ Coaches for all your dedication and friendships, for which I am truly grateful.
Lynette Haar | 10 June 2018