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Carus Green launches weekend comps for kids

CARUS Green Golf Club has launched weekend competitions for local children, as part of their commitment to the ‘junior drive’.

The first four-hole competition kicked off last month, with seven children turning out for – what was for many – a first taste of playing under competition conditions.

All playing off no handicap, the friendly contest was won by 11-year-old Stramongate School pupil, Ethan Ross, with six-year-old Keane Clarkson a very close second.

Carus Green currently has 41 members of a thriving junior section, with a healthy number of younger members turning out each Saturday morning for tuition. The club also offers junior coaching on Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. Head PGA professional, Dave Turner, junior organiser Adam Lynn and junior helper, Marlene Billington, are hoping the new junior competitions will provide a solid transition between Saturday tuition and a more mature approach to the game. “We were delighted with the turn out for our first junior four-hole competition and most importantly, the youngsters had fun,” said Dave.

“We will be holding these every other week and they appear to be a good ‘next step’ for the intermediate golfers. We are looking forward to watching these enthusiastic young players develop as the season progresses.”

The cost to join Carus Green Golf Club as a junior member is just £20.

For further information on junior membership, call 015397 21097.

Pictured at Carus Green (from left) are: Luke Rainford, Lukas Ross, Jessica Fosbury, Chloe Stephenson, Ethan Ross, Chloé Spencer and Keane Clarkson.