Date: August 05, 2013
Author: Golf Queensland

Going Miles to promote golf in Queensland

Queensland’s Participation Development Officer, Lee Harrington, recently embarked on a four day golf promotion in the small Queensland town of Miles, 336km north-west of Brisbane.

Dalby PGA Member, Heath Garvey, was also involved in the trip, working with Lee to grow the game in the town.

The pair spent two days at Miles Primary School and Miles High School, teaching golf skills and playing fun golf games with over 250 students.

Following the school visits, Lee and Heath conducted a Community Coaching Course with seven local community members, keen to give back to the community and introduce new and existing participants to the game of golf.

On the Sunday, Miles Golf Club held a Family Fun Golf Day, involving 40-50 children and their families going through skills sessions with Lee and Heath. 15 juniors then got on the course and put their new skills into practice.

“It has been a fantastic four days in Miles,” said Lee. “We have met lots of local school children, parents and people looking to get involved with golf.”

“It’s great getting out to the smaller towns to promote the game. The people are very friendly and extremely enthusiastic to further promote the game in the future.”

“Golf is a wonderful game for people of all ages and abilities to get involved with. Being able to visit a town like Miles and teach over 250 kids some basic golf skills will hopefully give them a taste of the sport and they’ll continue to put their skills into practice.”