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On Thursday 15 March 2018 approximately 140 infants students from Queanbeyan South Public School attended an adventurous day at the Queanbeyan Golf Course. 

Queanbeyan Golf Course is a treasure trove of remarkable flora and fauna and also provides a perfect setting for learning new golf skills. The golf course visit was an initiative developed by Queanbeyan South Teacher, Kristy Giteau. 


The students arrived with their teachers about 10am for a three hour session of educational activity. There were three groups of approximately 40 children who rotated throughout the day between the three activities; 

1) Golf Activity – hitting, chipping and putting with coaches, Joanne Mills, Sam Poulos, Warren Gray, Brooklyn Smith, Sue Harrison, Sam Smith (also official photographer). The golf activities were conducted on the picturesque practice area next to the tree lined banks of the Queanbeyan River. 

2) Nature Walk – the students were escorted along the 17th and 18th fairways and received commentary about the various flora and fauna, including kangaroos and birdlife. They learned about fairways, bunkers, greens, tees, and the rough. The escorts were David Doyle, Buddy Holley, and Fay Corbett. 

3) Active Rest – involved a rest and refuel (lunch).  A specific golf stretching routine and golf club information was delivered by Jerry Smith. In this activity the students also engaged in landscape drawing. 


With the school’s and JNJG’s focus on transitioning children from school to local golf club, JNJG offered for three students to receive a $100 voucher to attend the Queanbeyan Golf Club junior program. Congratulations to the recipients of the sponsorship: Grace Dai, Reece Lucus and Ziyad El-Aasar. 

JNJG wishes to extend a thank you to David Doyle, General Manager Queanbeyan Golf Club for having an open mind to a visit of such size and presenting the matter to the Board for approval. The visit certainly stretched volunteer resources and their generosity in spending the time to assist was greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Queanbeyan South Public School who were extremely supportive in getting this initiative off the ground. 

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