South Ayrshire Council's Junior Golf Development Programme is promoting a series of exciting events for young golfers aged between 7 and 12 this summer.
The events, played at a number of courses in the area, are aimed at encouraging children who have received coaching from the Council, or who have a basic ability for the game, out onto the course to play golf and learn as they play.
Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure said: "Young golfers are the future of the game and we've built up an enviable reputation as a hotbed of golf talent over the years.
"Local star Michael Stewart represented the UK and Ireland in the Walker Cup and a certain Troon golfer called Colin Montgomerie captained the Ryder Cup, in addition to a glittering career as a professional.
"We'll shortly welcome the Seniors Open back to Turnberry and the Open Championship returns to Troon in 2016, so the sport is alive and well in South Ayrshire – the birthplace of the Open Championship!"
Junior Golf entrants are asked to arrive no later than 15 minutes before the advertised starting time with the exception of Craig Tara where pre-booking is essential.
An entry from must also be completed for the pre-handicap Open on 9 September 2012 which will be available at all events.
The dates for your diary are:
- Wednesday 18 July, Maybole Golf Course, 3pm
- Friday 3August, Craig Tara Golf Course, 10am
- Monday 13 August, Seafield Golf Course, 3pm
- Saturday 25August, Dalmilling Golf Course, 3pm
- Sunday 9 September, Pre-handicap Open, Fullarton Golf Course, 1pm (Entry fee £3)
There will be an entry fee of £1 payable at each event, and a small additional charge will apply depending on which tees are used by the golfers.
A child with a Golf South Ayrshire season ticket only pays the entry fee and all children need to be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
More information and bookings can be made by contacting Catherine Malcolm, Junior Golf Co-ordinator on 0788 985 0074, email: Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Grant concluded: "The young stars of tomorrow have no shortage of excellent role models to look up to and thanks to these events they can now put their own skills to the test!"