WHILE golf is generally known as a sport for all ages, genders and ability levels, it’s not often the course is full of players with their age still in single digits.
Pacific Dunes Golf Course recently played host to students in years 3-6 from Bob’s Farm Public School, as part of a 4-week program both at school and at the Medowie course.
Part of the collaboration between the Australian Government’s ‘Sporting Schools’ initiative, the largest school-based sports participation program, and the ‘My Golf’ program, students were introduced to golf, focusing on areas such as warm up, chipping, full swing games, golf knowledge and etiquette.
Battling the windy conditions, the 16 lucky students were tutored by Pacific Dunes community golf coach, Amanda Burns.
The Pacific Dunes course has recently adopted a new initiative, establishing a ‘Kids’ Course’, specifically designed to cater for the younger golfer.
Aqua coloured tees have been strategically placed to provide a 3800m, par 72 course for juniors.
Pacific Dunes General Manager, Kurt Linde said, “The brand new kids’ course offers junior golfers the opportunity to play alongside their parents and coaches to experience the course, tailored to suit their ability and strengths.”
PGA Professional, Jamie Hook, has been focusing on rejuvenating the weekly kids’ golf clinics and will be running a school holiday program on 13 / 14 July.
Junior Golf memberships are now available for 2016-2017 ‘Under 18 Golf Membership’ category, for the new junior course and cost from only $50.
The Kids Weekly Clinics are held every Wednesday during school term from4-5pm. The cost is $10 per person.
The Kids School Holiday Clinic are scheduled for 13and 14 July, 10am-12pm and is $59 per person.
For more information, contact Pacific Dunes Golf Shop for further details and bookings: (02) 49160500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By Jenny BAXTER