HOLIDAY CHALLENGE A BLAST AT BIG SWING ALBURY 

Golf NSW
July 11, 2024

An impressive 24 Juniors-On-The-Move participants have had a blast with a school holiday challenge in the simulator at Big Swing Golf Albury.

With the seasonal weather making outdoor participation difficult, the goal for the two-day event was to create a fun and engaging atmosphere for kids to continue playing golf despite the cold.

Organised by Golf NSW and Jack Newton Junior Golf (JNJG) with Drummond Golf/Big Swing Albury providing the venue and prizes for the scratch winners, feedback from parents and participants was overwhelmingly positive.

The ‘tournament’ was a nine-hole affair, with a nearest-to-pin (NTP) shootout in which each player had five shots at the green.

It’s a great way for the kids to stay involved in golf during these cold, wet winter months.”

“They enjoyed it more than they thought they would, and we will definitely be back next year,” Cameron Creek, a parent of one of the participants, said.

Luisa Corrigan, another parent, agreed.

“What a great way to still play golf in winter. The kids want to come back again this week to have another hit. Absolutely amazing.”

Layla Creek, a 10-year-old aspiring golfer, shared her excitement: “It was very entertaining on a cold day playing at Big Swing Golf. I enjoyed playing with my friends on the simulators; it was a good experience.”

Cade Webb, Golf NSW Murray Regional Manager, said participation numbers were up despite a few players being absent due to sickness.

“The numbers were better than last year, and ther overall enthusiasm and positive feedback from parents and participants highlights the event’s success.”

In its second year, the event looks set to continue in the foreseeable future, with both Golf NSW/JNJG and Big Swing Golf Albury eager to continue the partnership.

Planning is underway for the 2025 event to become a multi-day format, potentially spanning two to three days. The aim is to accommodate more participants and provide additional opportunities for junior golfers to enjoy the sport in a warm, engaging environment during winter.

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