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Great Torrington Golf Club wins top award

Over the past five years the club has developed a repour with local schools and clubs

Great Torrington Golf Club has won the national award for Junior Club of the Year. The award was presented at the National Golf Foundation 70 th anniversary year celebrations, London Golf Club, Two volunteer coaches, Rob Ware and Mark Beer attended the prestigious ceremony to collect the award on behalf of the Club.

Over the past five years the club has developed a repour with local schools and clubs enabling children to experience the fun of golf and build a sense of self achievement. Clarry Dunn has championed the project, working tirelessly to open doors for the juniors. The Junior Club meets regularly as a group and lessons are provided by the resident PGA Professional, Ross Daniel.

Ross said: “It has been a pleasure to be involved in the progression of the junior programme at Torrington Golf Club. Witnessing the junior section build from the ground up over the past few years into a very successful and thriving part of the golf club has been so rewarding The award received from the Golf Foundation recognises the hard work and dedication that the golf club have put into their young members and is thoroughly deserved.”

Andrew Trythall from Kingsley School said: “Torrington Golf Club invited us for afternoons of Tri Golf at their club. The children really loved their afternoons, learnt a lot about golf, and some even went on to join the club afterwards. Thank you Torrington Golf Club for providing such a great opportunity for our school children.”

Tom Sparks, regional development officer of the Golf Foundation stated: “The Golf Foundation are delighted to recognise and celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm Great Torrington have shown towards junior golf. In a relatively short space of time the club have grown their junior section with impressive results thanks to the passion and commitment of their volunteers, manager and PGA professional Ross Daniel. The club always adopt a can do mentality and you can be guaranteed a friendly, warm welcome from everyone at the club. A fantastic environment for any improving or new junior golfer – as well as their families.”

Source: Devon Life