This golf day was held on Wednesday 5th October, 2016 and proved to be a huge success.
A lot of work had been put in by Fiona Devonshire (Waikato District Coordinator, Sport Waikato. NZ), Melissa Shae (Waikato Golf Kiwisport Officer. Waikato Golf.co.nz) and Jason Boobyer (SportsForce Golf Development Officer, Sports Waikato/Waikato Golf Association) all of whom organised and participated in the in-school taster sessions resulting in a record 58 kids attending our club’s Raglan Holiday Programme.
I organised the initial introduction to bring back the Junior Golf to grow this ongoing project and we had the services of 3 club members who gave up their valuable time to be our ongoing club coaches.
Glenn Rangitonga (Teacher at Raglan Area School), Peter Aim (Part time teacher at Raglan Area School), Silas Toornstra (Kre8ive Construction Ltd) and they will be joined by Janis Jeffers who has recently retired from Fiona’s job role) and will be coaching with the others for our After School Programme which starts October 19thand every Wednesday for 6 weeks finishing on November 23rd, 2016. 4-5 pm. See our flyer on this site.
Thanks also to our other lovely ladies Lindsay Mc Cowan and Erin from Hamilton Energizer, Sport Waikato, who organised and ran their Fundamental Games inside and got the kids to so their warm ups and warm up stretches.
A special thanks to Sport Waikato who sponsored all 8 sets of junior golf age relevant clubs and bags, the hula hops and cones.
Without their generosity and community focussed promotion of junior sport in the Waikato Area this would not have been possible.
Lastly, a big thanks to the parents who helped out on the day and to all parents who encouraged their kids to participate in this Holiday Golfing Programme.