One hundred and sixty pupils from four local primary schools, Marlborough St Mary’s, Great Bedwyn, Ramsbury, and Woodborough descended on Marlborough Golf Club on Wednesday April 3. They were treated to team fun and games as part of a golf taster day.
The day was organised by School Games Organiser, Collette Harries who is a PE teacher at Avon Valley School and was run by members of Marlborough Golf Club’s Junior Committee and volunteers, together with Marlborough golf club’s pro, Simon Amor.
Sheila Hubie is Chair of the Junior Committee: “The purpose of the day was to try to get children interested in golf and to help them to develop a range of skills involved in the game. Today was a taster and hopefully it will encourage them to take it further.”
The children were introduced to the putting and chipping areas as well as the newly installed covered practice bays by Simon Amor who told them : “Encourage each other and have fun.”
The children were divided into teams and the whole day became an inter-schools competition. Teamshad to complete eight different chipping and putting Tri golf skills to score the points.
Year 8 students from Avon Valley School were on hand to do the scoring and time keeping. Ramsbury School blue team finally came in first position with a magnificent 659 points.
As a follow up to the tournament Marlborough Golf Club are holding a get into Golf week from April 9-14. Free coaching will be available for children and adults alike who may be interested in taking up the game. Anyone who is keen to have a lesson should phone the Golf club to book a time.
More details can be found at: https://www.marlboroughgolfclub.co.uk/get_back_into_golf