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Golf: Great progress shown by Year 7 during introductory sessions

Golf: Great progress shown by Year 7 during introductory sessions

Lower School pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been learning new sporting skills thanks to an ongoing partnership.

The Year 7 group have taken part in three initial sessions at North Wales Golf Club in Llandudno as part of an introduction into the game, which have been implemented to boost participation and encourage others to continue the rich success of the school’s thriving Academy since its inception.

During the session, the young hopefuls have worked on basics of the game with coaches at the facility, in addition to vital areas including club grip, putting, stance and swing.

They also got the chance to learn about the short game aspect of the sport under the guidance of Wales Golf 2017 PGA Professional of the Year Robin John Hughes.

This has brought with it some outstanding recent progression, and they will be taking their newly acquired skills onto the actual course in the coming weeks.

Rydal Penrhos’ golf programme has gone from strength-to-strength in recent months, with academy members producing a plethora of regional and national competition success stories thanks to the great work being done by programme co-ordinator Ian Richardson and his dedicated coaching staff.

It has two Golf Wales youth members in the form of Reuben Bather and Charley Simpson, with the former ranked nine in the U16 European rankings.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Our partnership with North Wales Golf Club is something that benefits our young pupils immensely, and it is great to see them enjoying their introductory sessions and displaying a real talent with a club in their hands.

“Thanks, as always, goes to Robin and his team for all of their invaluable efforts with our group.”

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