Jun 28 2012 Blairgowrie Adv
THERE is still time to sign up your children for affordable expert tuition at a local club.
Blairgowrie Golf Club is among 60 clubs and facilities offering a new summer venture this year with the national junior golf programme, ClubGolf.
Hundreds of children across Scotland will take part in the inaugural ClubGolf Camps, launched by European Tour golfer Scott Jamieson, with the help of golfing footballers, Scott Brown and Steven Whittaker.
The camps will provide children aged 9 to 13 with up to 20 hours of coaching over the week July 2-6 at just £25 for the week, helping them improve their skills and giving them the chance to experience what it's like to be part of a golf club. The final day of each camp will include a Ryder Cup-themed fun flag event.
PGA pros will, at the majority of ClubGolf Camps, lead the delivery of coaching supported by volunteer coaches.
Said Blairgowrie GC’s Managing Secretary, Douglas Cleeton: “Having young boys and girls take part in a relatively intense golf coaching week, will enhance interest, will improve understanding and ability of the game and will hopefully encourage those young boys and girls to become a member of a golf club.
“We hope initially to encourage a greater uptake of the game. Realistically juniors will join a club geographically suitable for them, though we welcome young boys and girls to our ClubGolf Camp from anywhere.
“Ideally we will get applications for junior membership from this camp and from ClubGolf in general, but also it enhances the club’s involvement in the contribution to the game of golf in general, promoting the need to secure the future of the game, and of clubs.”
Blairgowrie, which came on board last year to offer ClubGolf coaching, has outstanding facilities for golfers at all levels including a nine-hole course where on attainment of a specific ability, young golfers can try the game on a real golf course.
At just £25 for 20 hours, the camp coaching represents excellent value for money.
“This camp gives an affordable opportunity for many to try the game, not just once, but all week with expert guidance at a facility that offers terrific teaching facilities, a comfortable clubhouse and welcoming attitude,” continued Mr Cleeton.
“Our professional golf team will mostly deliver the programme but will be assisted by volunteer coaches, who are members of the club.
“Our numerous golf coaches are all enthusiastic and want to see not only a good uptake, but each want to coach their pupils to the best level they can.”
There are still spaces on many ClubGolf Camps To sign up contact the team on 0141 222 9639 or visit the website www.clubgolfscotland.com