Gill hooked on golf after joining scheme

Gill Dixon, of Tynemouth Golf Club.
Gill Dixon, of Tynemouth Golf Club.

Gill Dixon was a keen tennis player until recently putting all of her sporting energies into golf.

She had seen Tynemouth Golf Club’s ‘Get into Golf’ promotion and in May last year she signed up for the five lessons.

Hooked, she had some further private lessons and group sessions run by John McKenna, the club professional and also joined the club as a Flexible Playing Scheme member.

“I became addicted pretty quickly”, she said.

Gill started with a handicap of 36 and is now down to 32 having won the club’s Dame Maud Burnett Trophy in May with a nett score of 75.

‘Get into Golf’ is a national scheme and costs £25 for five lessons.

The Flexible Playing Scheme benefits beginners and golfers who cannot justify the cost of full membership because they are time limited and do not play often enough but still enjoy a round and the club’s facilities.

For more information, contact the secretary, Jamie Forteath, on (0191) 257 3381 or email