Girls into golf- The legacy of Joyce Wethered

This part of the project has aimed to encourage more girls into golf and to shine a light on the last remaining family member who lived at Knightshayes: Joyce Wethered.

Joyce was a world championship golfer and a talented pioneer in women’s golf, as well as a respected gardener. 

We have invited girls aged 14-16 to participate in the game of golf in order to improve their confidence and willingness to try new things. This physical experience will inform and inspire an arts based project where participating girls will make golfing trophies and commemorative plates depicting women playing golf. Working with professional ceramicist Rupert Johnstone from RAMP pottery, 20 Tiverton high school girls learnt to shape a pinch pot, and make and decorate a plate using molds coils, and slip.

This has beena great opportunity for participants to learn new skills, gain knowledge about the history of women in sport, golfing and Tiverton’s unsung feminist hero.