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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.
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"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.
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"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 firstname.lastname@example.org