A GOLF CLUB which led the way in which women were able to take up the sport is set to relaunch.

Wirral Ladies Golf Club will be renamed Wirral Golf Club in order to appeal to its wider audience and is capable of running fully integrated competitions consisting of men, women and juniors which enables families to play together at weekends and Bank Holidays.

Established in the 1890’s the golf club was one of a small number of clubs that enabled women to play golf.

On Saturday, March 25 the golf club is holding an event to celebrate its new name change and is giving the opportunity for visitors to play in a fourball.

A spokesman for the club told the Globe: “Known locally as ‘the friendly club’ it has a tradition of equality and a reputation for being welcoming to new members and visitors alike. This is why throughout the winter golfers can ‘turn up and play’ and throw a ‘ball into the hat’ for partners.

“The course was originally designed by West Kirby lad and twice Open winner Harry Hilton. It has evolved into a green oasis in an increasingly urban Wirral.

“The club patriotically closed during the first World War but became part of the war effort in World War II when it was a transit camp for American soldiers on their way to fight in Normandy. The clubhouse was destroyed by incendiaries and bombs, dropped by the Luftwaffe, causing large craters, two of which have been incorporated into today’s course layout.

“As for the coming years, the character, and heart of the club remains unchanged. A tradition of being a ‘family friendly’ club, supporting juniors to learn the game, organising many mixed events and trying to be flexible to meet the needs of today’s golfer, all remain at the centre of plans for the future - A modern golf club with respect for its heritage and all its members.”

To attend Wirral Golf Club’s Open Day on March 25 from 1.30pm tickets are £20 per team.

For more information contact Sharon on 0151 652 1255 or email 1894@wirralgolfclub.com