Young members can enjoy the comfort of new facility at all times
TILLICOULTRY GOLF CLUB has invested heavily in its junior section by installing a new purpose-built clubhouse to recognise the important place juniors have in the club.
Open to juniors at all times as a space for them to relax and socialise, it will also be the base for Tillicoultry’s ClubGolf coaching. The club is also hoping the comfortable surroundings will encourage parents to remain at the club and watch their children taking part in ClubGolf coaching.
“The existing facility was a tired wooden cabin with no power, no heating or lighting and no toilet facilities,” said Junior Convener Jim McCorgray. “It was erected 30 years ago and did not reflect our ambitions for the development of junior golf within the club and the ClubGolf programme.”
The building of the new clubhouse has already created a lot of excitement among youngsters at the club, who are looking forward to having a clubhouse of their own to enjoy.
‘”The kids are already watching in anticipation. Some have had a sneaky look through the windows despite the blinds and I hear that places have already been booked on the sofas.
“I have had plenty of suggestions as to what should be in there – computers and a TV seem to be top of the list.
“I will consider some form of visual coaching facility, such as DVD-based rules presentations, but that is for the future.”
Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane was the guest of honour at the unveiling of the new facility and he has been encouraged by the commitment being shown towards ClubGolfers and junior members at Tillicoultry. He also hopes that the unveiling will help to attract new junior members to the club and create a thriving future for it.
“The completion of the new junior clubhouse is very important development for the club which already has a thriving junior section,” said Brown, who is also the minister for transport and veterans in the Scottish Government.
“I am sure that the excellent new facilities will not only encourage existing young golfers but will also help to attract new youngsters into the sport – many of whom will be inspired by the Ryder Cup which will take place at Gleneagles in September.”
OFFICIAL SHOWING Keith Brown, MSP for Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, cuts the tape surrounded by delighted club members