Written by: Alexandra Almeida
One of the main goals of the Portuguese Golf Federation (PGF) is the development and growth of women and girl’s participation in Portugal. As a pilot project, the Women in Golf Development Program, launched in the last trimester of 2019, started with 4 participants. Currently, even with intermittent lockdowns, we have 20 women enrolled in the program, all filiated in the PGF and holding a valid handicap. The golf coaching sessions are delivered by golf coaches at PGF's Centro Nacional de Formação de Golfe (National Golf Training Centre). The program, due to its specificities, also has an important social role in the daily life of the National Golf Training Centre and is a good example that golf is much more than only playing, but it also involves the social and environmental parts.