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Junior camps return this summer

ClubGolf has designed these fun junior sessions to get more youngsters interested in golf

EUROPEAN Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley is among those backing the return of fun-filled ClubGolf camps this summer

ClubGolf Camps are part of a wider effort around the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen to encourage more young people than ever to take up golf during a great summer of events around the country.

Of course, The Ryder Cup also returns to Scotland for the first time since 1973, so there couldn’t be a better time for young golfers to receive a fun introduction to the game.

Camps took place at 69 clubs in Scotland with 872 children attending last year, and ClubGolf, the national junior programme created as a legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, want 2014 to be the biggest and best yet.

With 90 camps running throughout July, there will be a camp local to you where your child can enjoy five fantastic days of coaching and fun.

Open to girls and boys of all abilities, they will be able to enjoy a great value week of golf coaching, games and fun on the course for just £43 (including booking fee), meaning there is no increase in price from 2013.

Paul McGinley, who will lead Europe in September, said: “Taking part in a week-long coaching programme will allow youngsters to really improve their golf and enjoy playing the sport much more in the future. I know last year’s camps were a huge success across the country and it would be great to see even more kids getting involved in what is a really special year for Scottish golf.”

SKILLS

Campers will receive a quality coaching experience and learn many new skills. As well as making plenty of new friends, children will enjoy practice games and be introduced to playing on the course.

ClubGolf will provide each Camper with a goody bag packed with golfing gifts.  Also, each child will receive a Tee Time Task Book filled with activities which they can complete at break times and at home.

The camps will be delivered by PGA and EGTF Professionals, assisted by PGA Certified coaches and helpers, ensuring that the camp is a worthwhile learning experience for all of those who take part.

Another leading golf name backing the camps is Scotland’s Richie Ramsay, a two-time European Tour winner.

 “Go along and try a sport, give it a shot,” he says. “That’s what I did when I was younger, I tried different sports and it ended up that golf was my favourite one. It’s definitely worth giving it a shot and trying to get as many people involved as possible.”

Spaces are filling fast, but you can book your child’s place by visiting clubgolfscotland.com/camp2014

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