WOMEN have an opportunity to learn to swing, chip, and putt with the best golfers.

Glen Waverley Public Golf Course is holding a program for women of all ages who are interested in the sport.

Course manager Richard Cooney said it would increase women’s golfing experience and enable them to meet playing partners.

“We’ve found that a lot of women, while they may wish to, do not become regular golfers because of a lack of time, playing partners, or because of a fear of holding up more experienced golfers on the course.

“Through this program, they may meet other female golfers of similar skill levels.

It also shows that golf is an activity that can be enjoyed with the family, and it will give them greater confidence when they do step onto the course for a proper round.”

A free come-and-try day – for women who have little or no experience in playing golf – is on Sunday, August 31.

Participants will learn from a professional coach the basics of driving, chipping, and putting.

If this sparks an interest in the sport the women can attend two more free coaching sessions.

The come-and-try day is at the course, on the corner of Waverley and Jells roads, Glen Waverley.

Coaching is available from 10 am-4 pm and no bookings are required.