Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Teetimetakes the Cake for Ladies; Birdies Group Is Just the Ticket for New Golfers

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Teetimetakes the Cake for Ladies; Birdies Group Is Just the Ticket for New Golfers

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Chris Lees

chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au

GOLF: "Sometimes the golf is just secondary to the social aspect of it," Mackay Golf Club's ladies captain Joan Edmonds said.

So for women looking for a way to keep fit and social the club could be the way to go.

Edmonds said golf was a great game for ladies to try and with about 100 female members at the club, it's clearly popular.

"It's a real social outing, it's great to meet the other ladies and we all get on well together," she said.

Edmonds said one of the best ways for women wanting to learn how to play golf in Mackay was to take part in the Birdies Group.

"Ladies just come out and we teach them a little bit about golf, the etiquette of golf and then take them around and play a few holes," Edmonds said.

"A lot of the ladies that we have playing now have come through that group. …

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