The Jersey Golf Development group ran their 2nd Golf Festival for primary schools on Monday 18th June at Longueville Driving Range. This year's event was sponsored by Le Tournoi. Over 350 year three children from 10 primary schools attended a full day's golfing activities and challenges.

golf-community-3.jpgThroughout the year the children have all received free Tri-Golf coaching in their school curriculum. The JGD group have been working closely with the Golf Foundation and David Kennedy of ESC to identify Primary schools that would benefit the most from receiving Professional coaching in Tri-Golf in the school timetable. The response from both pupils and teachers has been extemely rewarding, with more children learning that sport can be enjoyed at all levels of abilities regardless of the sport they choose to play.

At this year's Golf Festival (which ran from 9.15am - 2.30pm), local professionals Tommy Horton and Wayne Stephens opened the Festival with a "Masterclass" demonstration, followed by 350 children participating in over 28 Tri-Golf challenges. The day was closed by PGA Professional Matt Nicolle attempting to break his own "Long Driving" record. Matt is the current Long Driving champion of Jersey.

The JGD Group would like to thank Trevor Gray for the use of Longueville Driving Range, plus several PGA Professionals, ESC team, and volunteers from Highlands College for offering their help on the day. Additional thanks go to the event's sponsors.

Some of the work carried out in 2012 on behalf of Jersey Golf Development includes:

  • 10 primary schools (14 classes of year 3 children) received a free 6 week course in Tri-Golf (344 kids). All schools selected in Town areas.
  • Attended "Health & Fitness Day" for┬áHaute Vallee Secondary (104 Students) Fort Regent
  • Mont A labbe received 5 hrs coaching at their upper school (12 students)
  • Le Rocquier secondary received a 5 week course in their curriculum timetable (24 students, all girls)
  • Attended Taster sessions at Primary schools Tri-Golf (60 kids)
  • Ran "After School" clubs (40 kids)
  • Attended "Sports Day" at St Peters Primary (100 kids)
  • Ran "Le Tournoi Golf Festival" at Longueville (344 kids)
  • Attended Tri-Golf at Brownies packs (40 kids)
  • Attended the Olympic Sports Day (July 15th) at the Weighbridge representing Tri-Golf (around 300 children had a go!!!)

Other projects run by the JGD Group at Les Mielles include:

  • De La Salle Activity Week
  • Beaulieu Activity Week
  • Le Rocquier Activity Week
  • JCG Activity Week
  • Vic College Activity Week
  • Golf Camps (6 - 12 year olds) during all school holidays
  • The Les Mielles Junior Golf Comps (10)
  • Golf scholars for the most promising juniors
  • Scholarships offered
  • Junior group coaching (Saturday/Sunday and after school)

The Le Tournoi 2013 Golf Challenge will involve a 'four ball better ball' competition for teams of four with prizes on every hole. We will provide more information about this challenge as soon as we have it. If you'd like to register your interest in this challenge, please contact us.