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Nairn Golf Club looks to introduce sport to more kids

By Will Clark

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NAIRN Golf Club is set to roll out a number of new initiatives to drive more youngsters into the sport.

Murray Urquhart
Murray Urquhart

Over the next few weeks, Murray Urquhart, the Club’s PGA Teaching Professional will lead the initiatives which will include the launch of a new teaching programme, visits to primary schools and teaching sessions aimed at juniors.

Urquhart who has been a PGA professional for 20 years said: “Golf is a fantastic game, but it’s often seen as being a sport that can be expensive and tricky to get into.

We want to show this isn’t the case. We want to show that golf can be accessible to all and that there are many benefits of taking up this fantastic sport.

It’s also important as a club that we ensure we have a continuity of youngsters coming into the game who develop and learn a skill which they will have for life.

We are lucky to have fantastic facilities at Nairn Golf Club such as the practice area and nine-hole Cameron course which are perfect for youngsters to learn the game in a relaxed environment.”

The first initiative will kick off on Wednesday February 26 when the Club introduces Golphin’s MyPathway2Golf programme which is designed to inspire a future generation of golfers.

The event is aimed at children aged between five to 12-years-old and their parents and will include games of dart golf, a welcome from Murray and a presentation from a MyPathway2Golf representative.

The golf club has also introduced a new kit for junior members aged 12 and under with their grouping being called ‘The Nairn Eagles’ to give them their own distinct identity. Each member will

receive a cap, t shirt, and goody bag with the ‘Nairn Eagles’ logo.

Murray has also arranged to visit a number of the local primary schools in March to give them golf taster sessions and in April and May, Nairn Golf Club will be a local hub for Scottish Golf’s ‘Girls Golf’

initiative, aimed at introducing girls of all ages to golf.

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