Clubgolf returning to Duns with free sessions

Some the Clubgolf youngsters at Duns Golf Club. The first of two new introductory sessions will be held on Sunday.
Some the Clubgolf youngsters at Duns Golf Club. The first of two new introductory sessions will be held on Sunday.

Over the past few years Duns Golf Club has devoted a great deal of time developing their Junior Clubgolf coaching scheme.

Many youngsters have developed their golfing skills through this golfing concept and enjoyed the sport at the local club and further afield.

Clubgolf was put in place by the Scottish Golf Union to encourage and give access to golf for all Primary School children. Each year the coaches at Duns Golf Club oversee around 30 youngsters, of all skill levels, giving them instruction in this lifetime sport.

As Graham Clark, Clubgolf co-ordinator at the club, suggests: “Even if you have a bad round of golf, you’ve had a good healthy walk in the fresh air.

“Once again this year Duns Golf Club will be running their successful Clubgolf programme commencing with two introductory sessions on March 19 and 26.

“Sessions will last approximately one hour and are open to any school child between the age of six and 16. If your son or daughter, grandson or granddaughter would like to try out the game of golf bring them along to the clubhouse at 4.30pm on the dates above and register for these no charge sessions.”

What’s included? You’ll learn golfing skills – putting, chipping, pitching, full swing etc. You’ll make new friends. You don’t need equipment – the club will supply it. If you have your own, take it along.

The introductory sessions are FREE and Graham promises you’ll have lots of fun!

He added: “You don’t need to be a member of the golf club to participate in the Clubgolf scheme.

“You will have the full use of the clubhouse facilities. Parents and grandparents can watch the children being coached.

“All you need is a pair of sturdy flat-soled shoes or trainers, appropriate clothing for the evening conditions and a positive ‘I’ll have a go’ attitude.”

The coaching sessions will be run under the supervision of qualified Professional Golf Association (PGA) Level 1 and Level 1 Advanced coaches. These coaches have attended Protection and Safeguarding of Children courses as well as having been vetted through the Protection of Vulnerable Groups legislation.

Register for the introductory sessions at the clubhouse on March 19/26 at 4.30pm and learn what other sessions are planned for the summer months. You will be made most welcome.