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Come Try Golf at SportsFest

In an initiative by Hunter Academy of Sport, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle residents were treated to the ultimate in sporting Come Try days at Speers Point Park last Sunday.

The all ages event attracted some five thousand people through the 10am-4pm showcase.  Sports of all genres attended with many visitors trying certain sports for the first time.

Local gyms provided fitness sessions, live music played and an all ages 5 & 10km fun run was held with the entry fee going to Cancer Council Australia.

Jack Newton Junior Golf provided a Come Try experience with the PGA Inflatable Hitting bay and Snag Golf Velcro targets, a big hit with youngsters. 

Jack Newton Junior Golf Territory Manager Mark Ingrey was over-whelmed by the response estimating that throughout the six-hour showcase between 550-650 children tried their hand at golf.  Mark’s son Brij was also on hand and was totally exhausted at days end.

“Today was the first time this event was held and I think everyone involved was blown away by the response from the local community.  We had some many children and parents comment how great the day was and on a positive note how they had never tried golf before but really enjoyed the experience.”

“We provided information for visitors relating to Jack Newton Junior Golf programs and how they link with local golf clubs, the National MyGolf program and Charlestown Golf Club’s junior and Women’s programs.  We didn’t go home with many fliers so hopefully we see a flow on of enquiries at Charlestown soon.” Mark said.

NBN News attended the day also and provided a little coverage in the evening’s news with JNJG featured.   We are sure Hunter Academy of Sport will look at this event favourably and add it to their annual calendar of events.

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