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Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation – Junior Development Day

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Mullumbimby Golf Club ran the first Junior Development Day of the year and the third in its history last Thursday, January 10.

The aim of the day is to give children the opportunity to give golf a go!

The day was based around having lots of fun but also learning the fundamentals of golf at the same time.

The 30 kids from were all from within the Byron shire and most have attended a golf session with either Nicole Picken, the club golf pro at Mullumbimby or Chris Graham, the pro from Ocean Shores Golf Club. or one of the many school sessions that they have run over the past year.

Nicole and Chris believe it is very important to work on the kids’ basic fundamental movement skills including catching, throwing, running and kipping, which is why they spend the first 20 minutes of the session working on these skills, kicking footballs, throwing and catching – along with a lot of laughter.

‘It is really important that we continue to encourage and expose kids to the game of golf as they are the future of our clubs,’ said Nicole.

The day was a massive success; the kids all went home with full stomachs, free hats, balls, junior golf books and a better understanding of the game.

Mullumbimby golf course hopes to run more junior events during 2013. Nicole and Chris both run junior days during the school year and can be contacted at their clubs or online.


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