Top Scottish amateur golfer, Fraser Moore, is teaching ClubGolf to the next generation of youngsters at Cloybank Estate at Banknock, and improving his own game as a result.
The +2 handicapper from Falkirk has been coaching children at
Cloybank, one of the newest facilities to deliver the national
junior golf programme, ClubGolf.
"I really enjoy coaching youngsters and it's actually been good
for my own game too," said Moore, who will attend Tour School in
2013 as part of his plan to become a professional player.
"It's good to take your golf right back to the basics, such as
gripping the clubs and standing in the right way, which is what I'm
doing here with the kids.
"Whilst coaching them I have surprised myself by finding out
things about my own game which I need to improve on."
The ClubGolf programme is sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland,
which is supporting the development of golf at a community level in
Scotland for the next three years. Its sponsorship, endorsed by
18-time Major champion Jack Nicklaus, also features the RBS Junior
Club of the Year Awards, which rewards clubs making an outstanding
contribution to the game at the grass roots.
Cloybank Estate opened just two years ago, aiming to attract 2000
school children a year to its Golf Academy. The R&A lent its
support by donating 16 bags of Taylor Made junior clubs. ClubGolf
is supporting the venture and earlier this summer Regional Manager
Mandy Martin provided a solution for the lack of qualified coaches
by introducing Level 1 trained Fraser Moore.
Now, by offering ClubGolf coaching Cloybank has a structured
programme to coach complete beginners through to a good
"We want to make this the number one coaching facility for juniors
in Scotland," said Cloybank's owner John Penman.
"And we are making it as accessible and affordable as humanly
possible for children to play here and Fraser is making a huge
"Our ClubGolf coaching has been a big success and we will be
expanding it to get as many kids in as possible and to help that we
will be getting more ClubGolf coaches on board."
Having a new ClubGolf delivery centre available is great news for
both ClubGolf and sportscotland's Active Schools network who are
working together with local schools to introduce every Primary 5
child to golf.
"This has been a very successful trial," said Active Schools
Co-ordinator Jen Cairns.
"It's great to have Cloybank on board and delivering ClubGolf,
creating a great base of skill and knowledge at the Academy for
children to be lifelong participators in golf.
"Fraser is a great role model for these kids, someone who has
played at the top level who they can look up to and aspire to be
"This is a great partnership programme and we look forward to
continuing to work with them and increasing the number of children