New Leongatha Golf Club manager and club pro Josh Hall led his first junior clinic last week. The 17 students learnt the skills of the game and on Friday, played Ambrose with their parents and grandparents.
LEONGATHA Golf Club’s new manager Josh Hall had his work cut out for him last week, hosting 17 enthusiastic junior golfers.
Usually classes are limited to 12 students, but Hall stretched out the lesson to 17 juniors and with the help of some club volunteers, improved the skills and confidence of the youngsters.
On Wednesday students tried drivers and putting, through demonstrations, practice and some fun drills.
On Thursday the games extended to chipping and irons, and on Friday a special Ambrose game was held for the juniors and their parents and grandparents.
“We are introducing skills and turning it into little games,” said assistant manager Rebecca Thomas.
“On Friday it all comes together with an Ambrose event – putting those skills into action.”
The club was thrilled with enrolments and how quickly the students learnt from Hall.
“It’s Josh’s first junior clinic since coming on as manager,” Thomas said.
“The kids are doing great – you can tell they respect him and are having fun, from the beginners to those who have been playing for years.
“We’re hopeful of seeing these juniors out on the course in the future.
“That’s one of the reasons we’ve got ongoing courses for juniors.”
Upcoming sessions at Leongatha Golf Club include junior clinics on February 5 and 6.
These clinics are designed as a fun introduction to golf with progressive levels to increase skill.
Juniors will learn full swing, short game, on course play and basic rules and etiquette.
A special ladies clinic will be held on Friday, February 7 from 10am, which will be a fun introduction to golf for new or beginner players.
For more information, contact Leongatha Golf Club and speak with manager Josh Hall.