Junior Programme Flourishes.
To build on its proud history of developing the junior game Birstall Golf Club is continuing to offer opportunities to all age groups of children keen to take up the sport. A recent series of clinics for the 10 to 16 age group saw one of the Club’s PGA professionals, Jon Williamson, run 6 clinics over the early summer months with 25 juniors signing up to learn the basics of the game. Commenting on the success of the clinics Jon said “ It was great to see so many youngsters from the local area keen to develop their interest in golf. It is a great sport that will not only be extremely fulfilling over the years to come but also teaches them the core disciplines of a game that is based on honesty and respect. Our hope is that a significant number of those who attended will now seek to progress further and make golf one of their main interests going forward. We intend to hold further clinics over the summer months thus building on the traditions of Birstall Golf Club.”
For children under the age of 10 Birstall took part in the recent Golf Festival held at the Cedars Academy under the auspices of South Charnwood Schools. The day proved to be a huge success with almost 300 children taking part in a series of golf related activities culminating in the team from Latimer Primary School, Anstey winning the first prize – a coaching session at Birstall Golf Club for all members of the winning team.
The Club’s Mens’ President Eric Hill commented “ It was truly wonderful to see so many young children engaging, mostly for the first time, in the game of golf. Aaron Asawai, the Sport Development Manager for South Charnwood Schools could not have been more helpful and organised a memorable day. Our congratulations to Latimer Primary School in Anstey who came out on top and now go forward to the County finals later this month. We look forward to welcoming the winning team to Birstall where they can be assured of a very warm welcome and top class coaching in our great game.
Increasingly what we are seeing at Birstall is the development of golf as a family game.This may start with the children starting to learn golf and then getting their parents involved in the game or vice versa – Mum and Dad take up the game via one of the open sessions at the club and then encouraging their children to attend junior coaching. Either way what they experience is a friendly club that can become the centre of their social activity and offers a secure environment for a family to enjoy collective enjoyment. With junior subscription in 2019 being free and with competitive membership offers for parents we feel Birstall is responding very positively to the changing face of the golfing world.”
Birstall is currently in the process of developing a summer camp for juniors keen to take their interest in golf further and is maintaining a very flexible approach on membership for adults, this ensuring the club has a type of membership that will cover most family situations. To register interest in this parents and children should in the first instance contact club manager Jo Shepherd at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0116 267 4322.
Junior Programme Flourishes.