Young golfers take their first swings at Abbey Hill

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YOUNGSTERS hoping to follow in the footsteps of golfing superstars like Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood have been honing their skills with expert PGA professionals at Abbey Hill Golf Centre over the summer.

The children have been enjoying three-day coaching camps, learning the fundamentals of the sport – which will return to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 – and utilising the public pay-and-play facilities, including the 21-bay driving range, putting green and family-friendly Par-3 short course.

Each week the youngsters have been able to put into practice what they have learnt with fun competitions on the Par-3 short course, the ideal place for beginners to take their first steps in golf, or for the more established golfers to brush up on their short game skills.

Gordon Forster, Abbey Hill Golf Centre general manager, said: “Our expert PGA professionals David Armor and Robin Cheng have been working hard with children of all ages and abilities throughout the summer holidays, ensuring they are having a fun and enjoyable time, while also developing new skills.”