I’d like to welcome you to the Leicestershire golf club. We have a thriving lady’s section at our club. The WHS really works well for ladies to play an even game whatever your handicap on our beautiful course.
We encourage you to join us on a Tuesday for our competition day no matter what your handicap is, you will be made welcome.
Our lady’s section is very friendly and inclusive. We have a new to golf pathway for complete beginners, anybody interested in starting golf will have a warm welcome. We also invite our existing lady members to join the ladies’ teams for county and club matches, where you will have the opportunity to play lots of different and interesting courses. Please pick up the fixture list. If your husband/partner plays golf, we have a number of mixed matches against other clubs in the county and beyond. These are friendly social events, again giving you the chance to play other courses.
We have a thriving junior section Mums often get interested in joining whilst bringing their children into the sport.
I started my golf journey in 2017 following retirement from 41 years of nursing. Little did I know, how it would grab me. And so, here I am as the incoming Lady Captain welcoming you to our prestigious golf club in 2023.
My husband is the club captain too this year, we are the first ever married couple captains at the same time in the club in over a 130 yrs.
Welcome to our website and club.
As the newly appointed Captain for the season October 2023-October 2024, it is my pleasure to write the introduction for the Seniors section.
My priorities for this year are to encourage wider involvement in all that the Seniors Section offers, and to promote our club to others by making our Open and Invitation Days something to be proud of.
At The Leicestershire Golf Club we have 268 members over 55 and 208 of these pay the voluntary £5 subscription, giving them access to Seniors golf.
The year starts on the 30th October 2023 with the first of our monthly drawn matches, with a variety of formats. These “Seniors Winter Six” matches are an excellent way to meet other members, play competitive golf, and be in the running for prizes and entry to the Lewis Trophy. There is also a Seniors Winter League for pairs, run in parallel with wider Club competitions and which culminates in a championship style knockout for the top four teams.
Three tee times are available on Monday mornings for the Seniors Monday Roll-up which is aimed at the less competitive social golfers.
Further details of these golfing activities and social events , along with contact information for the Seniors Committee can be found on the Seniors Notice Board inside the Men’s changing room.
As the weather warms up, we will start our 20 or so inter-club competitions. April 3rd 2024 will be is the first of these. Playing at home or away, they offer a chance to play other clubs and are closely fought whilst being very sociable. No-one is “not good enough” and handicaps may vary greatly but allow fair competition. Look out for sign-up sheets.
There are specific Senior knockout competitions, and a chance to win the prestigious Lewis Trophy for overall excellence in competition plus the Clubman of the Year for the most consistent supporter of our section.
I joined The Leicestershire a good few years ago, but it was only after becoming more active in the Seniors section that I really began to appreciate everything that golf and the club can offer. Regular competitive matches have seen my handicap come down while meeting so many other interesting people, and I’ve got to play many other local courses and clubs. I’d like all Senior members to enjoy the same benefits.
Wishing you all an excellent year of enjoyable golf.
Hi I am Emily wolverson and I am looking forward to being the junior captain this year. In addition to playing for the club I am also currently a member for the Leicestershire county girls first team and play competitions across the Midlands. As well as playing golf, I also play club tennis for Market Harborough. I am currently doing my GCSE’s at Welland Park Academy.
I am always open for a game, please just give me a shout.
Here at The Leicestershire Golf Club (TLGC) we are very proud of the Junior Section and as such it receives great support from the whole of the club. With over 70 junior members, both boys and girls and still growing, we believe that TLGC is a great place for any junior golfer to develop. Our junior section is full of promising young golfers, both boys and girls and with regular competitions they get every opportunity to progress. Whilst we have a number of boys and girls involved in County level golf we also welcome and encourage juniors of all abilities.
Junior Committee and Junior Captain
Run by a dedicated and enthusiastic Juniors’ Committee, with James Dobson (PGA Level 1 coach), Neil MacDougall, Parin Patel and Marion Keene as Junior Organisers, supported by Head Professional Peter Livie and Assistant Professional Peter Faragher. We provide a safe and fun environment for Juniors to learn and realise their full potential, whilst equipping them with golfing and life skills, which they will hopefully use and enjoy for the rest of their lives.
We take the safety and wellbeing of our juniors very seriously and all members of the committee are DBS checked and attend regular Child Safeguarding courses. The club is also part of the Golf Mark scheme.
What do we offer our juniors?
At the TLGC we think it’s important that Juniors learn the great game but also have fun and build friendships. As such, there is a range of activities for Juniors to get involved in. Every Sunday we offer a free one-hour session, where Juniors can receive coaching, participate in skills challenges and games but mainly have fun; these are well attended all year round. Anyone interested in finding out more about what we do at TLGC can attend two taster sessions, to experience what we have to offer. Also, each junior is entitled to a free monthly 30 minute individual coaching session, with either of the club’s professionals. In addition, Peter Faragher offers group coaching every Saturday with sessions to suit different abilities. Peter also runs very popular golf camps during most school holidays at a very competitive price.
The Leicestershire Golf Club offers great facilities for all golfers including juniors, not only on the course but off as well. We have multiple junior tees to match all abilities including Blue and Black discs for our younger and inexperienced juniors on all eighteen holes. Allowing juniors to play from a tee that suits their ability with a chance to make pars and birdies. There are also great practice and teaching facilities to help juniors to improve their game.
Competition is an important part of golf and, whilst not compulsory, we encourage juniors to improve and better themselves; and this is best achieved through playing in a competitive environment. There are regular competitions for both handicapped and non-handicapped juniors at the club and a number of our juniors play in several regional and national tour competitions. We have a Junior County League team and encourage all juniors with handicaps to play in it. Once a year we organise the Festival of Golf competition; this is the one of the largest Junior Open competitions in the county with around 80 juniors from all over Leicestershire competing.