After the launch of their new “SJG Free Junior Golf Sessions” initiative Suffolk Golf have said that the first of the free junior events was a tremendous success. Tony Dobson, the PGA Professional and organiser of the campaign said “We attracted 53 juniors from all over Suffolk all aged between 4 yrs and 12 yrs old and it was great to see them enjoy themselves and having a go at a new sport. Our aim is now to increase these numbers over the next few weeks and then introduce them to what is available next for them, whether it be getting involved in the junior programme at their local golf club, getting involved in the Suffolk Junior Development Squad or maybe eventually in to the Suffolk Junior County Coaching squads.”
Suffolk Junior Golf had identified that the numbers of juniors playing golf in Suffolk had declined as it has globally. Therefore they launched this new programme to encourage more juniors into the game. The events have been organised by Tony Dobson, PGA Professional at Stonham Barns Golf Centre, with assistance from Joe Cardy, PGA Professional and Alastair Spink, the Suffolk Golf Partnership Development Officer. In addition they were assisted by the newly formed Suffolk Youth Panel represented by Sarah Howe, Melissa Schroeder, Max Hemson and George Copsey.
The next SJG Free Golf event will be at Stonham Barns Golf Centre on Saturday 10th May, again in three one hour time slots starting at 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. Any junior, boy or girl, between 4 yrs and 14 yrs can attend and no experience in golf is required. All equipment will be provided.
Suffolk Junior Golf Sessions
To book your place contact Tony Dobson, PGA Professional at Stonham Barns Golf Centre on 01449 711545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stonham Barns Golf Centre is a Get Into Golf Starter Centre based in the heart of Suffolk between Ipswich and Stowmarket. (Postcode IP14 6AT). This RangeMark accredited facility has a short 9 Hole Golf Course, a 28 Bay Golf Range and a Mini Putting Course. In addition Stonham Barns has over 30 shops, a restaurant and many other attractions. For any further information see their website www.stonhambarnsgolf.co.uk.
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