About OBS Academy For Girls
Observatory Driving Range & Proshop; the only black female owned & managed Driving Range & pro shop in South Africa, introduces the first Golf Academy for Girls.
The OBS Golf Academy for Girls (Hereafter known as OBS Girls Golf) is the only national junior girls golf development program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors from mainly disadvantaged areas, to learn the game of golf. We’re the experts in making the game of golf fun, and our aim is to teach more than just stance and swing; we teach girls valuable life skills like confidence and perseverance.
Each of our programs help prepare girls; ages 6 – 17; for a lifetime of enjoyment of the game while also inspiring them to feel confident, build positive self-esteem and live active and healthy lives. We believe girls can do anything they set their minds to, which is why we teach them more than just the game of golf, we inspire them for the game of life too.
OBJECTIVES & GOALS
It's our goal that every girl who comes in contact with our program will always feel Important, Appreciated, Respected, Supported, and Safe.
Whether they are with us for a season, a day, or even just an hour, her experience with our program will stay with her for life.
• Keeping girls ENGAGED in sports and increasing RETENTION
• Instilling CONFIDENCE and inspiring girls to live ACTIVE lifestyles
• Providing social opportunities and lifelong FRIENDSHIPS
• Encouraging FAMILY involvement
WHY GIRLS ONLY GOLF?
The first formally recorded beginnings of women’s golf was in 1889 at the Cape Golf Club where they admitted women for the first time, mainly because they were battling to keep the club alive. It would appear that golf was being played at various clubs around the country, and the first recorded photograph of women golfers was taken at Graaff-Reinet in 1897.
The early years were not easy for South African women golfers. The struggle to gain acceptance from their male counterparts was constant and ongoing. The clothes that they had to wear on the golf course were hardly conducive to swinging a golf club. But they were a daunting lot, determined to succeed, and succeed they did.
OBS Girls Golf makes learning the game fun, social, and less-intimidating for girls who are just starting out, or want to play with other girls who share their interest & curiosity in the game. It is our aim to provide a program that empowers girls and young women, encouraging them to develop their full potential through a variety of golf programs that provide training, confidence building, and other life skills opportunities.
ACADEMY FOR GIRLS