Brownies and Guides love their golf
Some 32 Brownies and Guides from six local units took part in the first Grantham Girlguiding Golf Festival in August 2016. Held at Belton Woods GC, on the well presented Academy Course, the girls enjoyed seven skills challenges including chipping ‘over the river’ and ‘bunker bullseye’.
After refreshments (which included many cakes!) the young golfers played a few holes of golf from reduced distance tees specific to their age.
The festival was the culmination of an HSBC Golf Roots project which saw Teaching Professional Iain Fulton provide taster sessions to Brownie and Guide units throughout the year, with the aim of giving girls the chance to get involved in golf and enjoy the benefits of the sport.
Iain Fulton said: “All the girls, some of whom were playing golf on a course for the first time, had a wonderful day and all left with smiley faces, a few prizes and golfing goodies.
“A big thank you goes to Pepi Halliday of Barkston Brownies who helped promote the event, all the leaders who supported the day along with Stacey Mitchell of the Golf Foundation, Ken Claxon, Belton Woods Junior Organiser, and all the other volunteers who made the day possible.”
Meanwhile in North Yorkshire, the Brownies and Guides are so keen they have been creating achievement badges which reflect learning life skills through golf... now that’s a great idea!