I started playing golf two and a half years ago at 11 when my dad encouraged me to join the junior academy at our golf club. I have steadily improved my golf and am now regularly playing in competitions both at my club and at other courses. As a shy 14 year old I believe golf has made me more confident and outgoing, having to play with others of all ages. The ladies at the golf club have been really encouraging and supportive. I would really encourage women of any age to play golf, being a great opportunity to socialise and make new friends along the way, as well as being a great form of exercise.