The project started on October 14, 2010 at St. Aloysius Primary with 20 students, followed 2 weeks later by St. Anne’s Primary with 32 students.
In the weeks that followed, the students participated in Starting New At Golf (S.N.A.G.) sessions, where they were introduced to basic golf strokes and principles in a fun format. These sessions were led by Herman Marsh, local golf pro, who was assisted by Lindy Bartley another local golf pro.
By the end of the first phase of the project, 21 students from St. Aloysius Primary and 33 students from St. Anne’s Primary were enrolled.
From these 54 students, the project’s coach selected sixteen (16) students, eight (8) from either school, to go on to the second phase of the project, wherein, students are instructed by a professional golfer on a real golf course using real equipment. The Spring Semester begins in January 2011.
Overall, the project was well accepted by the schools’ administration and students alike and with the support of the Ministries of Education and Youth, Sport and Culture, we should see the programme growing from strength to strength in the near future.
We take the opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for MOJO Marketing’s assistance, without which this project would not have been possible.
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