Tri Golf project scores hole in one
Posted: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:27
This year 8 special schools within Northamptonshire have been having lots of fun and learning new golf skills, thanks to the funding gained from the Golf Foundation's Grass Roots funding initiative.
The project was a collaboration between Brampton Heath Golf Club, Northamptonshire Sport and Northamptonshire School Sports Partnership.
Initially 6 children from the 8 invited schools participated in two 1 hour coaching sessions at Brampton Heath Golf Club, hosted by golf professional Kieran Thomas.
Following on 3 children from each of the schools were able to receive ongoing weekly coaching in a wider variety of golf opportunities, including using the driving range and Putting Greens and have been able to build on their skills each week
Two very successful Tri Golf Festivals, have also been held with over 60 SEND children attending overall. These festivals have enabled the children to show the skills they have learn in a fun competitive format with a trophy, certificates and golf balls being presented to the children attending.
A Tri Golf Leadership Course delivered by Jason Sorrell, enabled over 25 young SEND leaders and 10 teachers to learn the skills necessary to help and assist others in delivering Tri Golf sessions, and organise PE lessons.
The project has been a great success, with an SEND Family Tri Golf Day and additional ongoing weekend coaching sessions planned for the future. A number of the children wish to continue to play the game regularly, with the continued support of the club, and schools, and when possible participate in regular competitions as well as join the club, with friends and family.