Advanced PGA professional Bev New has been appointed by Keswick Golf Club to help improve the form of the ladies’ team.
Bringing a wealth of experience, from playing on the women’s European Tour and in the GB Curtis Cup team to winning on international tours to coaching at men’s British Open events, Bev will swing into action at the Threlkeld Hall course on 6th August at the Get into Golf sessions. Coaching for the ladies’ section will start on a later date.
Bev, who lives in Silloth and also coaches at the Seascale and Cockermouth clubs, said: “It is quite a different environment at Keswick, but there is certainly a lot of space and it should be good for coaching. I am really looking forward to my time here.”
She started winning events at around the age of 16 and became the Somerset girls’ champion. Between 1980 and 2007 she won the Somerset ladies’ championship eight times.
After turning professional in June, 1984, Bev began to play on the ladies’ European Tour.
She was part of the Great Britain and Ireland team which was victorious over Europe at Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire in 1983. The following year she was a member of the GB and Ireland Curtis Cup team which was narrowly beaten by the USA at Muirfield, Scotland.Bev qualified as a teaching professional in 1988, but only started coaching golf full-time in 2012. She moved to Silloth from Bristol in 2015.