Even if you are not a golfer, living next to a golf course can tempt you to take up the sport. Residents at Living Choice Flagstaff Hill have been enjoying regular `Chip & Sip’ clinics with professional golf teacher, Sarah Douglass-Norris. Here is her report.
We had a wonderful five sessions of `Chip & Sip’ clinics at Flagstaff Hill Golf Club from February to June. Each session was attended by 8-12 keen residents. Each week we covered different aspects of the game including short game, long game and putting.
The clinics were not just skill-based but were centred around challenges and games so that everyone had fun. The final clinic was an ‘on course’ session and we played three holes on the front nine.
Some of the residents have shown great improvement and really enjoyed the regular clinics followed by a drink and chat in `The Hut’ (temporary clubhouse). I was very lucky to have Wendy Butler who organised the residents and was a familiar face at all the clinics. All of the regular attendees have expressed an interest to continue the clinics on a regular basis. Some of the participants are really keen to further improve so they can join the club and play on a regular basis. Further clinics are planned, starting in late August.
Thank-you to Living Choice for funding the clinics. I really enjoyed not only the coaching but seeing the friendships from the community grow.
PHOTOS BY WENDY BUTLER