Over 50 children participated in the Canterbury Golf junior event held at the Coringa Golf Club today. Children aged 4-18 years participated in the event that included both an 18 hole handicapped section as well as a 9 hole event played from the purple tee course for those working towards achieving a handicap. Despite the rain the children were keen to play and in the end were rewarded with a great day for golf.
The 9 hole section is a new initiative for Canterbury Golf aiming to provide competitive excitement for children that are learning the game and working towards earning their handicap. "The purple course provided the perfect length for this event, which saw the children scoring lower numbers while enjoying the challenge provided" said Canterbury Golf Development Manager Rachel Thow. "Having a shortened course that is rated for those newer to playing is great to have fun playing while still working towards a handicap. We are looking to encourage more golf clubs in Canterbury to setup shortened courses to help grow the game".
Click here to view the results from the tournament.