England Women’s Rugby Team play at Dukes Meadows

On 3rd June 2015 Dukes Meadows invited members of the Women’s England Rugby team down for some golf coaching.

With Wednesday being their day off – Natasha Hunt, Claire Purdy, Emily Scaratt and Kay Wilson came down to Dukes Meadows for some tips on how to improve their golf skills. They were all members of England’s victorious World Cup campaign in 2014.

The day involved learning all the basics of golf on our Driving Range followed by sharpening up their short game on our academy area. To finish off they took part in a fun putting golf competition where we certainly got to witness their competitive side.

Coaches for the day were PGA professional Kevin Caplehorn and Dukes Meadows female Pro Lucinda Davies.

Claire Purdy, who’s now retired from International rugby said: “It’s been fantastic trying our skills at a different sport and at such a wonderful facility. From when we came this morning up until this afternoon we’ve made such an improvement, credit must be given to Lucinda and Kevin.”

Women’s rugby in England has been on a high since they beat Canada in last year’s final in front of crowds of nearly 20 thousand in Paris.

Winning the World Cup was an unforgettable experience and one that’s changed all their lives for the better.

Kay Wilson said: “The feeling of winning the World Cup is pretty surreal. It was great to see that a lot of people actually took interest and has certainly changed our lives. There’s no chance we would be invited to days like this without it.”

With rugby now being part of the Olympics, the girls are now able to call their beloved sport a full time job, something which Emily Scaratt has always dreamed of:

“I use to joke and say it would probably happen the day I retire. For me to say rugby is my full time job is a dream come true and just hope it continues for the rest of my career.”

With the attention now turning to Brazil’s Olympic Games next year, the girls say they will do everything they can to secure a place in the Team GB team.

Natasha Hunt said: “Obviously there’s a lot of competition for places and it will be tough but to compete at an Olympics would be amazing and certainly something I hope to be a part of.”

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