Young people

Rotary members at the fore in golf project

Rotary members at the fore in golf project

Scotland is said to be the spiritual home of golf, and for Rotary members north of the border they have been working on a project to encourage young talent of the future.

Golf’s next Open champion could very well be the product of a Rotary-backed coaching scheme in Scotland.

Rotary Kilmarnock has been supporting a series of introductory golf sessions which has been run by the Fields in Trust, formerly the National Playing Fields Association, and also supported by East Ayrshire Education Authority.

The coaching is aimed at young secondary school pupils from the Kilmarnock area and the final event session of the season featured students from the Grange and Loudoun Academies.

The series has been run successfully for several years.

The PGA professional for this event was Billie Lockie, formerly with the Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club, who provided an interesting mix of fun and challenging tasks for the pupils, hopefully leading to a long term interest in the game.

The improvement in the youngsters over the six weekly courses was impressive.

Some developing some stars of the future had great fun.

Sam Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Cameron Cairns, Harry Adams, Caitlyn Billen, Rebecca Newland and Ian Geddes presenting the club’s cheque for £250 to David Reynolds


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