Juniors hone skills on the Cummins course

JUNIORS: Eyre Peninsula junior golf development officer Tom Kenny with budding golfers Mylee Haylock and Archer Haylock at a recent junior golf coaching clinic.

JUNIORS: Eyre Peninsula junior golf development officer Tom Kenny with budding golfers Mylee Haylock and Archer Haylock at a recent junior golf coaching clinic.

The Cummins Golf Club hosted five keen young junior golfers coached by Eyre Peninsula junior golf development officer Tom Kenny, on a fresh Sunday morning on July 2.

Toughing it out in the cool morning breeze were Archer and Mylee Haylock, Hudson Mellor who travelled down from Lock especially for the session, James Holley and Harvey Pedler.

Kenny introduced the keen youngsters to grip, stance, swing, chip and putting in a series of skill games throughout the day.

The parents also picked up many tips and tricks just by listening to Kenny put the juniors through their paces with drills.

Each budding golfer had a smile a mile wide when they landed their ball exactly as intended and were applauded by the parents and the other golfers.

They were especially pleased when Kenny praised them.

Kenny once again visited the Cummins Golf Club to help six juniors further hone their techniques with golf during the recent school holidays on Thursday, July 20.

The weather was much kinder for the second session.

Mylee and Archer Haylock returned along with Hudson Mellor.

James Holley had his brother Braden join them and Sean Firth joined the field after his coaching sessions last year.

All of the junior players showed improvement from their first round of coaching and are enjoying getting control over the direction of their golf balls.

The Cummins Golf Club gave each junior a golf glove as an encouragement award before they headed out onto the fairways. 

They all felt professional playing their game with them.

After revisiting the skills needed, the players broke into two groups and took to the fairways.

Each of the players worked their way down the first fairway, returned back up the 18th and made their way down nine to come back up with chips onto the sand scrapes.

Kenny will be returning to the Cummins Golf Club again on Sunday, August 27 at 9am to take any keen golfer – whether they are new or have been before – through the nuances of golf, before the juniors get out and hit the fairways for the rest of the morning.

Any budding golfers from the age of seven and upward are more than welcome to attend.

Anyone who has their own sticks is asked to please bring them along as well.

Contact Tiff Firth to register for the session on 0428 762 931.

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