Free start golf is good for juniors
GOLF: Free Come and Try events at Monto Golf Club have allowed youngsters to learn the ins and outs of the sport.
Kids like seven-year-old Marci Hutton, Lilly Hagen and others were given equal instruction on the day, learning how to chip in, drive and putt.
Marci had never played before, while Lilly had attended all the previous come and try days with her grandparents.
These events ran throughout the season as a way for newcomers to learn the sport and for returning players to get back into the swing of it.
Bundaberg Golf Club instructor Mick Murnane said feedback from the last event was positive.
“We look after a lot of the regional clubs around the area,” Mr Murnane said.
“It’s a really good club; we’re lucky that we get to visit the regional clubs, and this one is very green compared to most.”
Wide Bay Junior District team captain Cameron MacFarlane, got his start playing at around the same
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age as the juniors who attended.
“I’ve been playing for eight years, got my start playing in my own time because school didn’t have a club,” Mr MacFarlane said.
“It’s a good way to start for juniors.”
The event brought in 27 people, up from the previous Come and Try Day, which competed with the Monto Pig Day Out.
There was a good mix of casuals, veterans and returning golfers, and the number of junior attendees was up.
Monto Golf Club member Eddie Anderson, who co-ordinated the Come and Try days said it was important to help get kids active in the sport.
“We put these events together with the government’s Get Playing initiative to get more kids in the club and off their iPads,” Mr Anderson said.
COME TRY: The last “come and try” event at Monto Golf Club brought in 27 people.