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Term 3 Golf Program at The Woden School

After popular demand, JNJG and The Woden School held a five-week golf program for students during term 3.  The school is located in Deakin and provides education for children with varying degrees of intellectual and physical disabilities.

Students from Years 7 to 10 attended a weekly clinic run by local PGA Professional, Joanne Mills.  Joanne is a teaching professional based at the Canberra International Golf Centre, Narrabundah.  Also on hand to provide support and coaching for the students were Alan and Joyce Green from the Special Olympics Australia, Greater Canberra Club.

Alan and Joyce coordinate a Special Olympics Golf Program at Canberra International Golf Centre. Every Sunday from 10am, fourteen or so Special Olympians come down and play golf at Pitch n Putt.  Opportunity exists for children from The Woden School to join the Special Olympics Golf Squad.  If you are interested in joining Alan and Joyce and the team please call 0427391747 and speak with Alan.

During the program Joanne provided instruction, and facilitated learning of the full swing and putting.  The students enjoyed the experience and have been keen to keep doing golf and improve their golfing abilities.  We plan to provide the students an opportunity to attend Pitch n Putt later in the year to try out their skills on the golf course.

Joanne commented on the program; “I found that introducing these special children to golf to be very rewarding and most of them wanted to have a go. Golf for some was a difficult and challenging skill to pick up but they all enjoyed the experience.  I would certainly recommend continuing this program.”

JNJG would like to recognise and thank Alan and Joyce Green and Jake Naylor, Sports Coordinator at The Woden School for the effort and support they provided in making this golf program a true success for the students.

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