Don’t under estimate the life transforming effects of a golf lesson!
Don't under estimate the life transforming effects of a golf
"Today was the funnest experience I've ever had in my whole life
and it's made me want to play golf," said 10 year old Hannah
Donohoe, speaking about the ClubGolf activity area at the Amateur
Championship hosted by Royal Troon Golf Course this week.
Over 120 children from local schools are taking part in the
coaching this week, given by three PGA Pros from the club,
volunteer coaches and ClubGolf Regional Managers, Ann Lang and
Hannah, was one of the children who came along with her Troon
Primary School friends on Thursday. Her class's golfing
experience ranged from those that had been introduced to the game
in school via ClubGolf's introductory game to seasoned campaigners
like nine year old Cameron Johnston.
A lifelong golfer, quite literally, nine year old Cameron was
given his first club aged one and a half and has been a regular at
his local driving age since age three.
"I learnt a lot today and it's great to have my whole class here
playing golf," said Cameron who earlier this month finished 31st in
the UK Kids Golf European Championships.
The message coming back from all the kids was that they had a
fantastic time and would rather be hitting golf balls than just
about anything else. Today it will be Muirhead and St
Patrick's Primary Schools' turn.
Paul Carpenter, PGA Professional at Royal Troon and one of the
coaches running the clinics said:
"The purpose of these clinics is to make the kids enjoy golf in
combination with some learning. The kids this morning were
really keen and it was good to see them keen to learn and the big
smiles on their faces.
"Some of these kids have never really picked up a club before
but already they are starting to feel the enjoyment of the game and
hopefully this will inspire them to continue and play."