School kids get in the swing at Coffs Harbour Golf Club

St Augustine's Primary School students hit the greens at Coffs Harbour Golf Club as part of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation's My School program.
St Augustine's Primary School students hit the greens at Coffs Harbour Golf Club as part of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation's My School program. Trevor Veale

MORE than 150 local primary school students hit the green at Coffs Harbour Golf Club on Monday as part of the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation's My School program.

The students from Bishop Druitt College, St Augustine's and Kororo Public School took part in golf based games and drills as well as learning the basic skills of the game.

Coffs Harbour Golf Club's Peter Mackay was confident the day would help promote golf to local youngsters.

"traditionally kids have not had the opportunity to get involved in golf through school so this program is looking to change that," Mackay said.

"The program aims to provide a pathway for budding golfers to participate in the sport as well as building their skills in a fun environment."

Jack Newton Junior Golf has conducted 11 My School clinics on NSW's Mid North Coast this month and going by the smiles on the kids faces appear to have uncovered a winning formula.

"All the kids get to practice the main facets of golf including putting, chipping and driving," Mackay said.

"The chance to get out of the classroom and onto the green always gets a good response from the students.

"Hopefully today's clinic helps inspires these kids to take up golf in the future."

Topics:  bishop druitt college, coffs harbour golf club, jack newton junior golf, kororo public school, st augustine's



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