April 19, 2024

Junior Golf set to boom at Macksville

MACKSVILLE Country Club has created a slice of junior golf heaven on the mid-north Coast.

The club’s hard-working members have produced an enticing playground, including three new holes, forming a mini course for the region’s budding juniors.

The Golf NSW Club Support Service assisted Macksville in securing a ClubBiz grant through ClubsNSW to create the course.

The club celebrated the official opening on Sunday with Macksville mayor Rhonda Hoban on hand to open the additions.

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Club director Desma Hughes said the inspiration was to produce something to encourage kids to come along and try the facility out.

“We are planning to make it free for learners by providing them with balls, sticks and a buggy so they can try it out.

“There’s a perception that golf is only for the elite. We want parents to know that it’s not going to cost them a fortune.

“The course is very tricky with bunkers and trees and the plan is to encourage kids to give golf a go,” Mrs Hughes said.

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“We have been encouraged by Jack Newton Junior Golf to help with enlisting new junior members.

“Golf is a challenging sport but most enjoyable. If we don’t recruit new golfers we’ll end up closing our course in the future.”

Juniors will be able to play the three holes, three times (9 holes) for a game.

Any young people wanting to learn to play golf or become members should call the club on 65681400.

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