‘Get into Golf’ at Port Bannatyne

A new scheme called 'Get into Golf' has had some notable success at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.
A new scheme called 'Get into Golf' has had some notable success at Port Bannatyne Golf Club.

Stella McInnes, one of the first participants of the Get into Golf scheme and a new member of Port Bannatyne Golf Club, has handed in her first card towards earning her handicap.

Stella had never played golf before and really enjoyed the fun of group coaching. Structured sessions were designed around the basic golf techniques, learning rules on the course and developing individual fitness.

Elaine Thom, a Sport and Fitness lecturer was supported by the Rothesay Community Sports Hub to train and qualify as a Level 1 Volunteer Coach with the Scottish Golf Union.

“I think golf is a fantastic game for health, fitness and relaxation,” said Elaine. “It’s low impact, yet highly energising and works on strength and endurance as well as flexibility.

“The committee at Port Bannatyne have been fully supportive, and as part of the scheme, are offering greatly reduced green fees for those who wish to join and play.”

She continued: “It’s a super introduction to the game for adults. You don’t need to have your own clubs, you don’t need to have any experience and you don’t need to spend any money until you decide whether you want join a club. Contact me at Port Bannatyne Golf Club to get involved in a sport you can enjoy for life.”

Further news of the start of season for the ladies at Port Bannatyne included Ann Kennovin winning the April Medal, and Elaine Thom receiving a handicap cut for her win of the first 18 hole competition in May.