A successful application to the WA Golf Foundation allowed Dandaragan Golf Club to provide a series of lessons to juniors, women and men.
PGA pro Rob Farley delivered three series of sessions throughout March, starting at Dandaragan Oval and Dandaragan Primary School and progressing to Dandaragan GC for the final session.
In total, 40 juniors, 14 men and 10 women participated. Four of the men and five of the women were completely new to golf and the success of the funded program has proved to be a real boost to the golf club.
Stuart Shields of Dandaragan GC said: “This has given our golf committee an incredible amount of drive to start the season and further encourage new golfers to the game. When our season starts there will be a new concept to run a ladies’ golf class on Friday afternoon. The idea is to just play three holes after school at 4pm while the kids are at their winter sports training.
“We are also looking at running junior classes on Sundays before our club golf. The idea is to resurrect our par-3 course and take the juniors on a quick hit to give them a taste of what it’s like to play a round.
“We have a beautiful 18-hole course in Dandaragan and a fantastic local community that supports it. With continued support from sponsors and the WA Golf Foundation, we hope to see our numbers rebuild and our club prosper in the years to come.”