Date: May 23, 2011

Nudgee College takes on the MYGolf challenge

St Joseph s Nudgee College students are now part of the MYGolf program after it was officially launched last week. Over 115 students have signed up to the program to take on the skills challenge and be part of the highly successful initiative being rolled out by Golf Queensland. Nudgee College Golf Club Professional Craig Goodall, who is running the program for the school, said the day gave students and parents a taste of what would be offered next term. Students and parents have had a great opportunity to test their golf skills – Chip It, Rip It, Roll It, Fly It, Blast It and Bend It, Mr Goodall said. Many of the students involved in the program have had exposure to golf before, but it is a chance to get them to understand the necessary skills required to play the game better. It’s not about perfecting the game but more about learning the basic fundamentals and having fun. Golf Australia launched the program late last year with 39 Queensland clubs, schools and driving ranges taking on the challenge. Golf Queensland Participation Development Manager Adrian Hewat said he was thrilled to have the College on board. Getting juniors involved in golf is paramount for the future of our sport, Mr Hewat said. The MYGolf program has enabled us to reach juniors in a fun and competitive environment while teaching them the important golf skills needed to succeed in the game.