• More than 1,000 children attended camps last July alone
• Clubs encouraged to 'go it alone' at a time which suits them
Golf clubs across Scotland are being invited to host ClubGolf coaching camps as part of the junior development programme’s activities this summer.
The aim is to continue building on the success of the three-year ClubGolf festival, funded by the Scottish Government in the run up to the Ryder Cup, which saw youngsters take part in summer camps, take advantage of a junior club membership offer and join ClubGolf on tour.
More than 1,000 children attended camps last July alone and clubs are now being encouraged to ‘go it alone’ this year at a time which suits them during the school holidays.
ClubGolf will still offer guidance and support as well as providing resources to help make sure the camps are a success for the host clubs. With themes reflecting the major events taking place in Scotland this summer, the camps will help to make 2015 another golfing year to remember.
"ClubGolf camps offer a terrific introduction at an affordable rate for children who are new to golf" - Jackie Davidson
ClubGolf manager Jackie Davidson said: "Our camps offer a terrific introduction at an affordable rate for children who are new to golf and a chance for those already involved in the game to further their skills through a week-long programme of fun activities, delivered by qualified coaches.
“We will continue to work closely with coaches to help boost the development of their ‘campers’ and encourage their participation in the sport as potential golf club members of the future.”
Clubs who are taking advantage of this opportunity for the first time can also access funding to cover half the cost of the recommended coaching equipment.
Davidson added: “We are also delighted to bring back the £20 membership voucher scheme which summer camp attendees can use towards their first-ever club membership. If they are already juniors, they can invite a friend to take advantage of this great offer and join the club too.
“The last three years of the camps have been fantastic and we want to ensure the legacy from the Ryder Cup continues to excite young people, their families and ensures the future of golf is vibrant.”
ClubGolf on tour this summer will provide opportunities for youngsters to get involved with golf, at the Scottish Open, the Open and other major events.
For more information and to find out where the camps are running, visit the ClubGolf website.