Nairn Golf Club is making a drive to encourage more youngsters into the sport.
Murray Urquhart, the club’s PGA teaching professional, will lead various initiatives during the next few weeks, which will include the launch of a new teaching programme, visits to local primary schools and teaching sessions aimed at juniors.
Mr Urquhart has been a PGA professional for 20 years and has worked with Nairn Golf Club for four years.
He said: “Golf is a fantastic game, but it’s often seen as being a sport that can be expensive and tricky to get into.
“We want to show this isn’t the case. We want to show that golf can be accessible to all and that there are many benefits of taking up this fantastic sport.
“It’s also important as a club that we ensure we have a continuity of youngsters coming into the game who develop and learn a skill which they will have for life.
“We are lucky to have fantastic facilities at Nairn Golf Club such as the practice area and nine-hole Cameron course which are perfect for youngsters to learn the game in a relaxed environment.”
The first initiative will kick off on Wednesday February 26 at 6pm when the club introduces Golphin’s MyPathway2Golf programme which is designed to inspire a future generation of golfers.
The event is aimed at children aged between 5-12 years old and their parents and will include games of dart golf, a welcome from Murray and a presentation from a MyPathway2Golf representative.
The golf club has also introduced a new kit for junior members aged 12 and under with their grouping being called “The Nairn Eagles” to give them their own distinct identity.
A number of the local primary schools will be visited in March to give them golf taster sessions and in April and May, Nairn Golf Club will be a local hub for Scottish Golf’s “Girls Golf” initiative, aimed at introducing girls of all ages to golf.