Promoting junior golf in Wellington

After surviving the worst drought on record and the COVID-19 pandemic, Wellington Golf Club is looking for the next generation of golfers.

Their push has been helped by a $2000 grant announced by Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders as part of the Local Sports Grants Program.

The money will be used to bring some quality coaching to the club, and Mr Saunders said it would benefit new and returning players.

“Any of us who have swung a golf club know it is a game that you can never really master,” Mr Saunders said.

“I know Wellington Golf Club is keen to promote the game to juniors through the coaching that will be provided by this grant, but it should also be of benefit to other members who are keen to pick up a few tips.

“While sport has been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, golf has been one of the activities that has largely been able to continue and keep people active, and it is great that the club is looking to capitalise in an increase in interest in the sport.”

Wellington Golf Club’s Marie Cornish said the funding was welcomed by the club’s membership base.

“This is something that will benefit the whole club and it comes at just the right time,” she said. “It will enable us to put together a program that puts our members in a position to become better golfers and enjoy the game more.”

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