BALFRON CLUSTER TEE OFF AT BUCHANAN CASTLE GOLF CLUB
Active Stirling in partnership with Buchanan Castle Golf Club ran an event for all Primary 5 pupils from the 8 local primaries on Tuesday 31 March.
On the lead up to the event, PGA Professional Coaches from Buchanan Castle Golf Club led taster sessions in the schools which gave each primary 5, a chance to learn new skills and techniques playing golf - this was now the chance for each primary 5 to go to Buchanan Castle Golf Club to play on their magnificent golf course with the stunning views of Loch Lomond.
Over 150 Primary 5 children took part in the event, the kids all arrived at the golf club at different times throughout the day, they were split into groups and were coached by Balfron High School Sports Leaders. Prior to the event the Assistant Professional at Buchanan Castle Golf Club ran a training night for all the Sports Leaders to help them prepare for the day.
Active Stirling’s Active Schools Co-ordinator, Neil Thomson who organised the event said: “Despite the cold and blustery showers the kids had a fantastic day learning the four main aspects of golf, putting, chipping, pitching and driving, this was overseen by the clubs Professionals and led by the Sports Leaders from Balfron High School. I would like to thank Buchanan Castle Golf Club and their PGA Professionals, for overseeing and facilitating the event. Also, a big thanks to Balfron High School Sport Leaders for all their help on the day.”