A group of 30 golf professionals and teachers from schools in Devon and Cornwall recently attended a training day at St Mellion International Resort in Saltash, Cornwall to teach them all about junior golf.
Organised by the Plymouth “Golf Roots” Steering Committee, the day consisted of five theoretical and practical sessions. Delegate learned all about HSBC Golf Roots – a national project set up in 2003 to provide opportunities for children and young people in areas where golf had not previously been seen as an option.
St Mellion International Resort has been involved with the Plymouth Golf Roots project for a year, and is going to be leading the project in 2012.
Coaches from the Crown Golf Academyat St Mellion gave “live” training sessions to delegates with the help of 30 primary school and 20 secondary school children. Each session lasted two hours and demonstrated two specially developed forms of golf – Tri-Golf for primary age children, and Golf Xtreme for older children.
Rob Spurrier, Group Academy Manager at Crown Golf and member of the Plymouth Golf Roots Steering Committee, said: “The day went incredibly well, with the first ever “live” training sessions proving to be a great success.
“Crown Golf Academies is setting the standard across the country in terms of junior training for coaches. We are proud to be able to help teachers, golf professionals and volunteers teach the sport to children from all backgrounds, and plan to run further similar training days in 2012.”
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Juniors take part in a Crown Golf Academies training session.