FORE: Dalby Golf Club's Heath Garvey and Peter McKinnon with three sets of donated golf clubs which juniors can use for free at the course when playing over the holidays.
FORE: Dalby Golf Club's Heath Garvey and Peter McKinnon with three sets of donated golf clubs which juniors can use for free at the course when playing over the holidays. Contributed

Swing into golf this summer

Golf: A host of incentives are in place from Dalby Golf Club to encourage golfers of all ages to improve their skills these summer holidays.

The local 18-hole golf course, 300m driving range and practice facilities will all be available for everyone to enjoy at discounted prices, with the hope of greater participation and interest paid to the sport as a result.

Group golf lessons will be held at 9.30am on Tuesdays throughout the school holidays with golf professional Heath Garvey, which students and young golfers are urged to attend.

With basics and fundamentals the point of emphasis during the lessons, it is a great opportunity for children to learn the game of golf while remaining active over the Christmas period.

A range of used clubs and balls will be provided by Garvey, with a game on the course costing $4 a player, club and ball hire included.

For those interested in a more long-term commitment, junior membership is available for $49 a year, which in turn reduces the green fees to $2 a player.

Club president Mark MacNellie recognises the positive role golf can play in one's life, particularly for the younger generation.

"We are genuinely trying to assist our youth in becoming golfers,” MacNellie said

"It is a sport that you can play for life and the sooner you get into it, the easier and more enjoyable the game becomes.”

For adult players, the club has introduced a significant discount to its traditional rate from Monday to Wednesday, with nine-hole games now $9.

Lessons are $5 a player, with attendees asked to bring a hat, water and sunscreen.

To make bookings, phone the Dalby Golf Pro Shop on 4662 4662.


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