South Western clinic goes to
16 April Vicky Thomas and I travelled to St Leonards to give
another clinic aimed at new golfers. Sue Hazell was also there
filling in for Lyn our President. I had not been to the new
clubhouse yet and duly got lost trying to find it; but
thankfully Sue Hazell went looking for me and found me wandering
around St Leonards and guided me safely back to where I should
be! The Bettine Burgess Foundation has kindly given South
Western a grant to run these clinics which will help pay for
professional assistance. Vicky came on board to help me do the
clinic and all the ladies enjoyed her expertise.
did a magnificent job sending around the town great looking
flyers and providing the back up support this initiative needs.
So good were they at their job we were very pleased to see over
20 new ladies attending, willing to learn the nuances of golf.
No wind or rain in sight, just a lovely fine sunny day greeted
us. With the SW flag flying we attacked the fairway and went
through the long game, pitching, chipping and putting. The
ladies were all very enthusiastic and I feel St Leonards may
well find some new members out of those who attended. We were
ably assisted by Captain Judy Patton and other St Leonards
ladies and I thank them for their time.
2 ½ hrs and many sore backs we adjourned to the new clubhouse
for a lovely lunch provided by the St Leonard ladies. At lunch
Judy outlined the great deal St Leonards are willing to give
these new ladies and Vicky kindly offered to come to St Leonards
every Monday and Tuesday for the next few weeks to give the
ladies a 1hr clinic and play 9 holes with them. This is an offer
not to be missed and I thank Vicky very much for her kind offer.
It is this ongoing support that will make these clinics work as
beginners need follow-up and a day where they feel comfortable
enough to play without pressure from the field.
like to thank Vicky, Sue and all the St Leonards ladies for
their valuable assistance and look forward to the next SW