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Sporting Schools Initiative Gets Students Playing Golf

The students at St Mary's Primary School in Young have been learning the basic skills of golf with the PGA Professional from the local  golf club and there seems to be quite a bit of talent amongst the children.  

The program is part of the new Sporting Schools Initiative which is a Federal Government program.  JNJG plays a part in the program and would like to thank Phil Cartwright, Head Professional at Young Golf Club, for conducting the program on our behalf.

The five week program saw the students learn the concepts of Putting, Chipping and Full Swing.  They also had a session which saw them create their own golf course using hula hoops, ropes, bins, cones and tape.  One of the students even managed a hole in one on the  newly designed hole.

"The first young lad, Blake Fergusson, lined up on the first hit of the day, hit his shot straight into the witches hat about 14 metres away.  HOLE IN ONE first shot of the day.  Even teacher, Michelle, witnessed it," Cartwright said.

At the completion of the five week program the students were treated to a day at a real golf course where they could put their newly learnt skills to the test. Phil, the Staff and Members at Young were great hosts to the kids and are hoping the program will generate some interest in the game from both the children and adults alike.

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