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A lifetime of fun

Wednesday, 29th February, 2012

STEPPING UP: Kyle Jelbert recently achieved his Golf Australia Handicap. He is one of the many juniors who will take to the greens in 2012. STEPPING UP: Kyle Jelbert recently achieved his Golf Australia Handicap. He is one of the many juniors who will take to the greens in 2012.

Aspiring golfers will have a chance to take to the greens on Sunday at the Broken Hill Golf Club’s junior registration day.

New and returning players between the ages of 7 and 18 are invited to come along and sign up as the club looks to build on a successful 2011 season.

Coach Peter Jeffery said that youngsters who take up the sport will have an outlet for fun and fitness for the rest of their lives.

“Learning golf at an early age is definitely an advantage. It’s one of those sports that you can play well into your senior years,” he said.

“It’s a non contact sport. You can play it as an individual or in teams or just go along with a friend and have a social game.

“And if you want to step into the competitive side of things it can be a truly great sport.”

“2011 was a great year for our juniors and we hope that all the players return this year to the program. We certainly do have some very talented children playing, and there’s room for plenty more.”

The registration day will run from 11am to 1pm, however those that are unable to make the registration day can still sign up at coaching clinics which will be held at 9am on March 11 with Level 1 coaches Peter Jeffery and Mark Walter.

In other golf news, the club has farewelled some of the young players who have recently moved on from the junior program.

Cameron Andrich, who won the club’s C-Grade championship in 2010, has scaled back his golf in order to concentrate on his studies. Meanwhile, Cameron McKay finished his time in the junior grades with an impressive list of trophies and titles after turning 18.

McKay is now doing an apprenticeship as a greenkeeper with the Federal Golf Club in Canberra and has been asked to play in the club’s pennant team after impressing members with his skill.

“It is always sad to see our seniors leave after spending so much time with them all and seeing how well they have developed over the years,” said Mr Jeffery.

There will be more big names leaving the juniors at the end of 2012, with Jacqueline Walter and Josh Jeffery both in their final year.

Mr Jeffery said he expects all of the above players to achieve great results in their golfing careers.

“The mentioned juniors will be read about for many years yet as they progress with their golf. They were were superb ambassadors for the junior program and just simply magnificent golfers.”

The club has also extended its congratulations to Kyle Jelbert who recently achieved his Golf Australia Handicap.

Kyle is now eligible to participate in any amateur event in Australia and looms as one of the city’s top golfing prospects.

“Kyle comes from a very good sporting family and plays the game with a lot of heart,” said Mr Jeffery.

“But he has also learned the trick of smiling at himself when things go wrong, and he is developing into a talented golfer with all the right attributes including attitude.”

Anyone seeking more information on junior golf can contact Mr Jeffery on 8088 3165.

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