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Early success for Golf Foundation’s new initiative

8.30am 29th March 2001 - People

Tri-Golf, the Golf Foundation’s new, innovative initiative has proved to be an instant success. It was developed to make it possible for young children to be introduced to golf primarily through infant, junior and primary schools, but could also be used within junior programmes run by PGA Professionals. The plastic clubs and soft foam balls make it possible to introduce golf in almost any environment, indoors or outside.

Development Manager, Stuart Armstrong, said, “Tri-Golf is a great teaching tool for PGA Professionals and can form the base level of any junior coaching structure.” He continued, “We have also considered carefully the needs of teachers, the environment in which they operate, and the funds they have available. Tri-Golf is more of a concept than simply a piece of equipment and can be used to satisfy National Curriculum requirements not only for PE, but also for maths, citizenship and other topics.”

Delapre Middle School is already using the Tri-Golf equipment to good effect and teacher Stuart Pitcher reported, “Tri-Golf is a wonderful introduction for youngsters to learn the rudiments of playing golf within the lower or middle schools.” East Dorset Council, Glasgow City Council, Rushcliffe Borough Council and Warwick District Council have placed orders for the Tri-Golf packs and are planning extensive junior golf development projects targeting local schools. Banbury Golf Centre, Greetham Valley Golf Club and The Gleneagles Hotel are just some of the golf facilities planning to incorporate its use into their junior programmes.

Tri-Golf packs are available from Davies Sport on 0870 6000 195 at a cost of £149.99 plus VAT.

The Tri-Golf initiative forms Part 1 of the England Junior Golf Development Plan being implement by the England Junior Golf Partnership and will be included in Development Plan being prepared by the Scottish Junior Golf Partnership. The Golf Foundation has also incorporating Tri-Golf into its development programmes in Wales and Ireland.

Mike Round, Executive Director mike@golf-foundation.org

The Golf Foundation Telephone 01920 876200

       

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