Congratulations to Victorian MyGolf centre Sandhurst Club on its achievements for March.
Delivered by PGA Professional Paul Boxall, junior golf at Sandhurst has enjoyed immense success in the past two and half years, with 54 MyGolf registrations for the first term this year.
Providing a community environment for all involved, the club also offers a free golf day each month for parents and juniors involved.
“It is a good chance for kids to play on the golf course, with the parents also taking to golf,” Paul said.
Sandhurst currently runs six programs, grouped according to age and skill level to ensure the greatest value from each session.
“We like to provide the advanced classes an opportunity to practise on the golf course, with the younger participants starting out on the driving range,” Paul said.
Older advanced participants are even offered the chance to caddie for the pennant team.
The Sandhurst Club MyGolf program has participants as young as five, with many of the juniors now participating in local primary school competitions.
“We provide smaller competitions for the juniors, as well as putting and chipping activities. The kids often challenge themselves with how many balls they can hit into markers and try to beat their previous week’s score,” Paul said.
“I would like to say thank you to MyGolf co-ordinator and fellow PGA Professional, Nick Bielawski for being my back-up for the program. He has been a huge help with the administration of MyGolf.”
Sandhurst Club is also proudly running a junior Special Olympics MyGolf program, providing two free come-and-try sessions through the school holidays on 5 April and 12 April from 10-11am.
Golf Australia’s national inclusion manager Christian Hamilton said: “The session is a great introduction to golf where participants will get an opportunity to try the game with a family member under the guidance of Paul, one of Australia’s leading coaches for golfers with a disability who holds ISPS Handa PGA Blind and Disabled Golf Coach accreditation.”
The sessions are designed to be flexible, letting participants try the game at their own pace while encouraging family members to get involved.
On behalf of the MyGolf team, congratulations to Paul Boxall and Nick Bielawski on their efforts in promoting junior golf.
Sandhurst Club’s commitment is a fine example of growing the game at grass-roots level while encouraging an enjoyable community atmosphere for all involved.
Keep up the great work!