Liverpool girls bitten by golfing bug

A Liverpool golf club is providing course work with a difference for pupils at a neighbouring school.

Woolton1PE students from St Julie’s High School have been enjoying coaching sessions at Woolton Golf Club as part of their studies.

The lessons – with the club’s experienced PGA professional Dave Thompson – give the girls practical experience of the sport, the skills required to play and the health and social benefits it brings.

The Year nine and 10 girls are studying PE at GCSE level, but are also now following the Golf Foundation’s Junior Golf Passport scheme.

Woolton runs a range of academies aimed at encouraging more people of all ages and abilities into the sport.

A group of volunteers supports the work of the professional in delivering the sessions, which also form part of the national Get into golf drive to grow participation and membership at clubs.

Bobby Marsden, chairman of the club’s marketing committee, said: “Golf is a game for life and can be enjoyed by all the family, irrespective of age or sex.

“By introducing young people to golf the club are providing the basics for them to enjoy the sport for many years into the future and even old age.

“Woolton , which is a Golf Roots Centre, offers a variety of golf academies for all ages and sexes including juniors during the school holidays and at weekends. These are a great opportunity to get some excellent coaching in a friendly group setting



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