For 2024, we have restructured the programme slightly, this decision was made to make golf more accessible for all Girlguide units. Now in 2024, Hertfordshire Golf will be visiting units to offer a chance for the Girls to take part in some golf skills, which is one of the 5 steps to obtaining the Girls Golf Challenge Badge, so far in 2024 we have seen nearly 500 GirlGuides, this has also included us attending the GirlGuides 110th activity day. If you would like to arrange for Matthew Crowhurst to visit your unit please email to arrange this. 

For more information on what’s involved please use the links below. 

Girls Golf Challenge Badge  

Girls Golf Certificate 

Suggested risk assessment 

Event Template


Girls enjoy taking part in sport and being active but feel the sports they have access to at school

is limited in comparison to boys.
In the Girlguiding Girls’ Attitude Survey 2021, Covid-19 has significantly and profoundly changed girls’ and young women’s lives over the past 18 months. The survey captures the pandemic’s impact and offers a snapshot of how it has influenced girls’ views about themselves and the world around them. It also tracks their attitudes on wider topics such as happiness levels and access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Mental health has been significantly impacted and it’s the girl’s happiness that now needs to be addressed.

We think all girls should be encouraged to try new activities, discover new skills, and be given an equal offering in terms of sports available to them. Hertfordshire Golf has put together the Girls Golf Challenge Badge to introduce golf to all girls and young women across Hertfordshire County and beyond. We are currently visiting GirlGuide units and offering them a chance to complete the golf skills part of the badge. Also, for those units that have had a visit from Hertfordshire Golf, we are offering them a chance to take part in a free golf taster session at clubs across Hertfordshire, this is to try and encourage the girls to take up the sport away from the units and hopefully create a pathway for them to enjoy golf for years to come.