New club suits young stars down to a tee!

PUBLISHED: 13:09 22 November 2007 | UPDATED: 15:19 12 May 2010

Tiger Club members get ready for another session – Pic: Daniel Wilson

Tiger Club members get ready for another session – Pic: Daniel Wilson

A CLUB set up to encourage youngsters to play golf is going from strength-to-strength, say organisers. The Tiger Club, which is based at Kingsway Golf Centre in Cambridge Road, Melbourn, has been running for the past three months. And since the club sta

A CLUB set up to encourage youngsters to play golf is going from strength-to-strength, say organisers.

The Tiger Club, which is based at Kingsway Golf Centre in Cambridge Road, Melbourn, has been running for the past three months.

And since the club started, a ­number of youngsters have already shown their ability with the golf clubs, leaving the club's professional Mark Sturgess more than impressed.

Sturgess, who organises the club with Jacquie Grogan said: "They are a very talented bunch, and I've been very impressed with them.

"They have shown a lot of enthusiasm and seem to be picking up the game very quickly.

"So far we've had some good feedback.

"The children seem to be enjoying themselves. And that is what it is all about - them having fun!"

The Tiger Club meets every Saturday between 9am-11am, where they play fun games that focus on the basic skills and knowledge of the game.

Once a month they also take part in a medal competition.

So far, the club has 25 youngsters enrolled, but Sturgess already has ideas of expansion.

He said: "The Tiger Club was originally set up in Mill Green, and when that started a few years back it had about 20 members.

"Now it has more than 100.

"And that's what I would like to see here. Our aim is to get as many juniors playing the sport as possible.

"People sometimes have the ­perception that golf is a difficult sport to get into, and somewhat of an old man's game, but it's really not, because anyone can play.

"In fact, golf is a great game for youngsters because it enables them to mix with other children, keeps them active, and above all, is extremely good fun.

"We've already seen a rise in junior golf, and hopefully that will continue - especially here in Melbourn."

- For more information about The Tiger Club contact Mark Sturgess on 01763 262727 or at mark@thetigerclub.com

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