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North Warwickshire Schools Tri-Golf Challenge a resounding success!

 

Exactly 100 young people from 10 schools in North Warwickshire took part in a fun "Tri-Golf Challenge" competition at The De Vere Belfry on Thursday 20th September. The competition was the culmination of a programme involving two weeks of Tri-Golf taster sessions delivered in the schools. The event consisted of five teams of youngsters taking part in five different events including playing a putting course, completing a skills challenge, receiving a coaching clinic and playing two specially designed mini 9-hole Tri-Golf courses.

The event was organised by North Warwickshire Borough Council in conjunction with The Golf Foundation and The De Vere Belfry and was sponsored by HSBC Bank.

Each team, which consisted of 20 children mixed from each of the 10 schools, was assigned a PGA Professional from the Belfry for the day and took part in each event scoring points for their team along the way. Throughout the day the competition was hard fought with all children displaying high levels of commitment, enthusiasm and skill. Derek Simpson, Senior Teaching Professional from the Belfry said "It was great to see so many young people taking part in this event and all the teaching Pro’s were very impressed with the effort displayed by all children and how quickly they progressed during the day".

This event is part of an ongoing development programme for the North Warwickshire area, which will include more golf activities for more local schools. Jenny Burrowes, Sports Development Officer for the Council explains:

"Subject to funding, we hope to be able to offer more schools in the borough the opportunity to experience golf through a structured programme of activities, linked into local golf facilities within the borough, from October onwards".

     

  • Tri-Golf is an adapted version of the game aimed at primary school aged children. The scheme involves high quality plastic clubs with foam balls and a curriculum of games and activities.

 

 
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