Curtis Cup Launch for Golf Legacy Fund
August 24, 2021.
The top women amateur golfers from Great Britain and Ireland and the United States of America will battle it out this week in North Wales to claim the Curtis Cup and thanks to The R&A and the Welsh Government, local golf clubs can claim their share of a £35,000 fund established as a legacy of the event.
The fund, to be administered by Wales Golf, celebrates the 41st staging of the biennial international match, contested this year at Conwy Golf Club (26-28 August 2021).
Golf clubs across Wales are invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to get more women and girls playing golf ahead of the AIG Women’s Open, to be staged on Welsh soil, for the first time, at Royal Porthcawl in 2025.
Jackie Davidson, The R&A Assistant Director, Golf Development said: “We are delighted that Wales Golf is working to introduce more women and girls to playing golf, encouraging clubs to sign up to The R&A Women in Golf Charter and through grant aid, providing new facillities for beginners in our sport.”
Simon Lu, National Women and Girls co-ordinator at Wales Golf said: ”Some of the money will deliver a new short course academy in North Wales but the majority of the fund is available to clubs to help them create shorter and more incusive forms of the game that we know appeal to beginners and in particular to women and girls.”
Dawn Bowden, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport said: “It’s great to see the launch of the legacy fund, which builds on the Welsh Government’s work with The R&A and Wales Golf to inspire the next generation of Welsh golfers, and to present our outstanding courses as championship venues to the world of golf.”
Tickets to attend the Curtis Cup Opening Ceremony and all three match days are priced at £40 for adults and accompanied under 18s are free of charge. Purchase online at www.venuecymru.co.uk