All P5 children in East Lothian have the opportunity to experience golf in school. They will be receiving 6 firstclubgolf sessions during PE. Firstclubgolf is delivered using modified equipment and covers the 3 basic golf shots. Kate Green, the Junior Golf Development Officer, will visit each class for one of these sessions and set up a miniature golf course in the school playing fields. This gives the children the chance use their holf skills to play a round of golf!
Following their firstclubgolf sessions the P5s will be invited to continue to learn to play golf by progressing on to clubgolf Stage 1 at a local golf club. Coaching is available in: Musselburgh, Haddington, Longniddry, Aberlady, Gullane, North Berwick and Dunbar.
Clubgolf Stage 1 is open to children in P5, 6 and 7 so even if you didn’t sign up in P5 you still can!
Coaching costs £2.50 per hour and children will be using metal clubs which are provided if needed. All abilities are welcome as players progress at their own speed. Short introductory coaching blocks are offered initially so that children can come along with their friends and give it a go.
Stage 1 consists of 40 hours of coaching spread over 2 years. This is the first of 5 clubgolf coaching stages with Stage 5 being when you are playing for Scotland and we’re hoping that might be some of you!
Clubgolf East Lothian is more than just coaching though there are also lots of fun competitions to play in. Look out for the East Lothian Junior Golf Fixture List which lists competitions that are open to all junior golfers in East Lothian. So whether you’re attending clubgolf coaching or not you can come along practice, meet other golfers and have some fun!
If you would like to register your child’s interest in golf coaching or the fun competitions please contact Kate Green for futher information.
Parent/Guardians/Golfers: We need your support.
Clubgolf Stage 1 is delivered by Level 1 Volunteer Coaches. This helps to ensure we can keep golf affordable. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about how to support Junior Golf as a Volunteer coach or as a Coaching Helper.
Kate Green, Junior Golf Development Officer, East Lothian Council
Tel: 01875 619071
Check out my website for further information: http://www.sportsdevelopmenteastlothian.co.uk/golf.asp