Abridge Golf Club is welcoming to all, as one of Absolutely’s writers, Tania Toohey, finds out in person while perfecting her swing
Golf for ladies is thankfully on the increase. I often hear people say that golf is boring – on the contrary it is not only great fun, but is great for your fitness, reduces stress, releases endorphins, burns up calories – all the while you’re having a great time with your friends.
Fancying a game, we took a trip to Abridge Golf Club, in Romford, and joined their ladies for a friendly competition. Abridge is one of the most beautiful private courses in Essex with a superb 18-hole par 72 Championship Golf Course, first designed by Henry Cotton.
Facilities at Abridge include a 300-yard driving range, 18 putting green, chipping area and practice bunker, making it the perfect club to enjoy a game of golf. Justin, the club manager who greeted us, would love to invite the ladies of Essex to Abridge for a free lesson to see what it is all about and just give it a go.
We played Texas Scramble in groups of four. This takes the best of the four shots, making it more of a team game. The weather was cooler than it has been recently, and the ladies were all lovely company, and after a good three and a half hours we were ready for the 19th hole and a well-deserved drink and lunch.
We choose to have lunch in the New Clubhouse restaurant where they have a good selection of wines and beers and an extensive menu with a special dish of the day. The other option is to enjoy a drink on the patio overlooking the 18th hole.
I couldn’t recommend the course and club more. It has all the facilities you need and is perfect for beginners intrigued by the game, and the more experienced amongst you who want to work on your handicap.
So why not pop down for a free lesson or just to catch up with your friends over a very good lunch – you never know you might just get hooked.