Juniors to get a free taste of golf

Alnmouth (Foxton) Golf Club Junior Team pictured in their club sweaters kindly sponsored by Steve Poole of The Kitchen Cellar' 'The team had a successful season finishing runners up in the North Northumberland Junior Golf League and narrowly losing to Alnwick in the semi final of the knock out cup' 'Pictured: Charles Saddington, Sam Eggleston, Jack Gibson and Luke Denny (not available Richard Watson)
Alnmouth (Foxton) Golf Club Junior Team pictured in their club sweaters kindly sponsored by Steve Poole of The Kitchen Cellar' 'The team had a successful season finishing runners up in the North Northumberland Junior Golf League and narrowly losing to Alnwick in the semi final of the knock out cup' 'Pictured: Charles Saddington, Sam Eggleston, Jack Gibson and Luke Denny (not available Richard Watson)
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Alnmouth Village Golf Club is celebrating Olympic legacy funding with a free junior coaching session.

A year on from the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, youngsters are being invited to take part in the lesson to celebrate the legacy investment given to Alnmouth Village Golf Club.

The club has completely refurbished its course irrigation system thanks to £50,000 of National Lottery funding it received from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund.

There’s a new sprinkler system, not just on all the greens but also on all the tee-boxes, all the approaches to the greens and on several fairways.

Club treasurer, John Graham, said: “At the oldest nine hole links course in England our new irrigation system will ensure the essential supply of water to almost the entire course. This upgrade will improve the year round playing quality of the course and help us to attract more members and visitors to our historic club.

“We really want to thank Sport England and the National Lottery for the investment that has made these improvements possible.”

To celebrate the club’s part in the legacy of the games, children are being invited to the coaching session at 1pm on August 15 to try out the sport. Contact secretaryavgc@btconnect.com or phone 01665 830870 for further details.

Sport England’s chair, Nick Bitel, said: “A year on from the Olympics, this National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Alnmouth.

“With investment now on offer from our Inspired Facilities Fund until 2017, we look forward to supporting many more sports clubs in the North East who play such a vital role in grassroots sport.”