A one-day golf programme for children aged six to 12 will be held next month, thanks to The Long Game Initiative.
Golf in a Day is an intensive course that teaches youngsters the basics of golf, from posture and swing to pitching and putting. Starting on the practice ground, the children then move onto the course where they experience a real game of golf.
The Golf Club has run the course previously, but thanks to The Long Game Initiative it has become more accessible at the heavily subsidised price of just £10.
‘The Long Game Initiative is all about supporting and protecting grass roots golf. We wanted a way of opening the game up to those who might not have considered it and break down barriers and misconceptions about it being exclusively for a certain demographic,’ said George Bett, managing director of digital marketing company Clicksmith. The firm helped set up the initiative towards the end of last year, with its first fundraiser seeing Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley host a series of events at The Golf Club and Nineteen Bar & Grill.
‘We are now able to reinvest the money raised through the visit of Paul McGinely in junior golf, which is fantastic. Golf teaches youngsters so much more than how to swing a club. It’s about interaction, etiquette, building confidence and so much more,’ added Mr Bett.
Golf in a Day is the first benefactor of The Long Game Initiative, the sole aim of which is to increase participation in golf at grass roots level. Further courses, events and activities will be unveiled in due course.
Matt Groves, managing director of Guernsey Golf Ltd, added: ‘With an ethos close to our hearts, working alongside the Long Game Initiative enables us to offer our Golf in a Day programme to more people. We are looking forward to hosting future events and activities, opening up this fantastic sport to as many children as possible.’
All equipment for the Golf in a Day programme, which is worth £45, is provided. It runs from 9am until 3pm on 6 April and will be repeated on 7 August. Book online here .
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