On a Sunday morning in early January, 38 juniors aged four to 12 attended the first ever MYGolf session held at Corryong located in the Upper Murray region of Victoria. The Come and Try It day was the result a local committee working with the Murray District Golf Association (MDGA) over recent months to develop the program and implement it in the local community. Using the Howlong Country Golf Club’s highly successful program as a model, the MDGA is currently rolling out the MYGolf program throughout the region with Corryong being used as one of the first sites. Corryong s Program Coordinator Craig McKimmie believes that MYGolf is an exciting new junior sport program for the area and said that there had been significant interest in establishing a program locally. We now have local golfers who are accredited as MYGolf Community Coaches which means we can now go ahead and run the MYGolf program for the local kids, said McKimmie. Arranging the training of local golfers to deliver the program was vital and that is where Jan Wilson and Ken Walton from the MDGA and Howlong were able to assist. Brad Mouat, Kelly Galbraith, Matt Pilli, Perry Mouat, Jo Mackinnon and Amy Paton will generously give their time as coaches for the program, said McKimmie. Other local golfers have offered to assist the program in other ways. Now that the program is place, Corryong is ready and willing to have children of all ages join the club. While the MYGolf program is generally targeted at kids aged four to fourteen, our committee is keen to cater for older kids who wish to improve their skills so we would welcome participants of all ages, said McKimmie. The Corryong program will commence on February 9th and run on Sunday mornings for six weeks.
Author: Sarah Kennedy / Golf Australia