LET Golf Pro, Liz Young, returns to Walhampton to inspire the children
Liz keeps her promise to give the current Walhampton pupils a chance to play golf!
Liz, Colin and the children ready for their golf workshop
When Liz Young, Ladies European Tour golfer, who is 20th on the LET Order of Merit, gave an inspiring junior school assembly at the end of last year, she promised the children that they would all have the chance to play golf in 2016.
And on 24th May 2016, along with PGA coach Colin Murray, that’s exactly what they did.
The former Hordle House pupil was keen to introduce golf to the current pupils in response to England Golf’s ‘Get Into Golf’ campaign which aims to bring 500,000 new or lapsed golfers into the sport by the end of 2018.
Liz commented “If more kids want to take up the game, then Colin will offer more golf lessons for them through the school and hopefully get golf to become part of school life. We can also do more of these golf days at the school if the children enjoy it.”
All the children from Years 2-8, aged 6-13, had the chance to try playing golf, arriving in groups of 50 and 70 pupils, with each session lasting about an hour. They were given a demonstration, including an impressive drive from the 2008 English Stroke Play champion from the front lawn, over the Italian terrace onto the playing field and an opportunity to hit balls to different targets.
Colin welcomed everyone to get involved: “Golf is a healthy sport for people of all shapes and sizes and this day demonstrates our desire to help more juniors and their families get out onto the course and enjoy their time together outside in a stunning location.”