26 Oct 2021 | Participation |
Warracknabeal push on with MyGolf
by Dane Heverin
Warracknabeal Golf Club - located 330km north-west of Melbourne - is one of many Victorian golf clubs to have endured a stop-start MyGolf program in recent months.
Despite the frustrations of coming in-and-out of lockdowns, the club has managed to maintain momentum and grow a strong passion for golf among its 16 Term 3 participants in only four sessions.
“I believe all our participants enjoyed a great four weeks with our MyGolf program and we have generated a genuine interest in golf for these children, who were excited and enthusiastic,” Carolyn Morcom, Warracknabeal’s MyGolf cooridnator, said.
The club squeezed in two sessions before the September school holidays, and another two after the break to ensure the budding golfers got a sufficient taste of what golf has to offer.
To adhere to COVID-19 protocols, the MyGolfers were split into two groups and they learned from Wimmera District junior golf coach Tony Collier - for the first two sessions - and Warracknabeal’s community golf instructors.
The opening three sessions exposed them to the many skills of the game including iron play, pitching, driving, hitting fairway woods, wedge play, chipping and putting.
In the final week, the instructors took the kids out on course to play shortened holes and they loved it.
“They were just so excited to be out there,” Morcom said.
The success of the Warracknabeal MyGolf program depended on volunteer support and Morcom was extremely grateful for the time and effort put in by some of the club’s members.
“We couldn’t run this program without our qualified volunteers, and so we thank the members of the Warracknabeal Golf Club who assisted us with our MyGolf program,” she said.
To register your kids to a MyGolf program please visit www.golf.org.au/mygolf
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