Date: April 13, 2018
Author: Christian Puccini

Golf SA Development Coaches visit Eyre Peninsula

The Golf SA District – ‘Schools & Club visits program’ is underway for 2018 with Golf SA (in conjunction with Districts) arranging visit schedules to various regional schools during the day and then at the local club each afternoon/evening.

Golf SA funds the program contracting a team of coaches to deliver MyGolf sessions in primary schools across the state, to introduce juniors to the game.

PGA Professional Nick McCormack and Community Golf Instructor Jan Douglass who at the SA Golf Awards Night in October where recognized for 'Service to the South Australian Golf Industry' have just completed a week-long trip to the Eyre Peninsula visiting 8 schools and 4 clubs in the District.

On Monday 9 April they visited Cummins PS then Cummins Golf Club, situated 630km from Adelaide.

On Tuesday they conducted clinics at Wangary PS and Port Lincoln PS, followed by a session for new and improving players at Port Lincoln Golf Club, 70km south of Cummins.

On Wednesday they visited Pooindie PS and Port Lincoln PS again, followed by a session at Coffin Bay Golf Club in the afternoon/evening.

Thursday saw them visiting Tumby Bay Area School, then start to return home, stopping at Whyalla Golf Club, 380km from Adelaide.

On Friday Nick and Jan conducted sessions at Long St PS, Sunrise Christian School, then Whyalla Golf Club again in the afternoon for an enthusiastic group of juniors.

Each club visited was left with a range of game development opportunities it can pursue to continue to drive participation and development of golf in their region.

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