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New youth golf programme hopes to find the next golfing star

New youth golf programme hopes to find the next golfing superstar

Albatross, birdie, eagle, par and fore are words that may seem a bit strange, but these will be part of everyday lingo for the kids participating in the Waipa Junior Golf Club after school programme, which starts 4 August 2014 at the Te Awamutu Golf Club.

The programme will run for an hour a week and teach kids aged 7 to 17 the basic skills needed to play golf, while they get both a physical and mental workout.
“The programme provides coaching, resources and use of equipment and driving range” says Sportsforce golf officer Marnie McGuire.

“It is a chance for kids to give golf a go under the guidance of an experienced coach, and develop a new set of skills. We want to get more young people involved in golf, and this programme is one way we can show them how much fun golf can be”.

The after school programme is leading up to a big golfing event on 18 October called the ‘Big golf day out’, where the kids from the holiday programme as well as other amateur golfers from around the area come together to compete in the one-day junior golf competition.

“The Big golf day out is going to be a fantastic day where golfers will be able to test their skills and compete with golfers from the area. There might just be the next Lydia Koh or Michael Campbell right on our doorstep” says McGuire.

The big golf day out will be attended by well-known international sporting celebrities who will be trying their hand at golf too.

If you are interested in registering your child for the Waipa junior golf after school programme, contact Matt at Te Awamutu golf club on 07 871 5661 or email matt@teawamutugolf.co.nz. The programme costs $50 per child per term, and includes the use of equipment and driving range as well as specialist instruction.

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