LET­TER OF THE MONTH

Golf Australia - - AROUND THE TRAPS -

GET YOUR GRAND­KIDS INTO GOLF

As one of the four lucky win­ners of the Golf Month Golf Ad­ven­ture pro­mo­tion, I would like to thank Golf Aus­tralia, the or­gan­i­sa­tion, for pro­vid­ing such a bucket list prize. Se­condly thanks to Golf Aus­tralia, the mag­a­zine, for the heads up in the Oc­to­ber edi­tion which prompted my win­ning en­try. My en­try said I was go­ing to in­tro­duce two of my grand­chil­dren to golf and I was con­tacted to pro­vide photos for a news­pa­per pro­mo­tion of Red­land Bay Golf Club’s Open Day. The day was a huge suc­cess and the grand­kids had an­other great day on a golf course.

I en­rolled them in a three-week coach­ing clinic over Christ­mas school hol­i­days, which brings me to the point I want to make. There are many grand­par­ents play­ing in Vet­eran com­pe­ti­tions and in many cases are the main­stay of the club. I in­vite them to fol­low my ex­am­ple, it has been the most fun I have ever had on a golf course. These kids took to it like ducks to wa­ter and if we can con­tinue the fun plus gain some skills via pro­fes­sional tu­ition then the ba­sis of a life in golf will be set.

Sure along the way there will be in­ter­rup­tions but once that bug has bit­ten then this is the source of fu­ture mem­ber­ship. Bob Muir via e-mail

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