Golf development in Midlothian is delivered through the ClubGolf national programme.
ClubGolf offers children a structured programme which supports their early development as golfers. ClubGolf is aligned to Scottish Golf's Player Pathway, ensuring opportunities for talented players to progress further based on their potential, commitment and achievement.
The introductory ClubGolf game is now well established across the country, and provides children with an opportunity to experience golf in Primary School.
ClubGolf in schools is a 6-week programme designed to give children aged nine a first introduction to golf in primary school. It is designed as a fun activity using colourful, modified golf equipment.
ClubGolf in schools is delivered to P5 children in curriculum time or after school by school staff or suitably trained and disclosed volunteers.
Active Schools Coordinators are responsible for training teachers and volunteers and arranging the delivery timeframe in the schools by liaising with the local golf club.
Participating children will expect to learn some basic golfing concepts and terminology. They will receive a positive first experience of golf, and an opportunity to progress on to a ClubGolf Stage 1 programme at a local golf club or facility.
At present Broomieknowe Golf Club, Melville Golf Centre, Kings Acre Golf Club and Lothianburn Golf Club all link with Midlothian schools to offer an exit route through a school-club link.
Jenna McCandlish the Active Schools Coordinator with responsibility for the ClubGolf programme