Youngsters have school games fun down to a tee

Youngsters give their verdict on the school games at Chichester Golf Club
Youngsters give their verdict on the school games at Chichester Golf Club

Chichester Golf Club welcomed pupils for the school games organised throughout Sussex in conjunction with the Golf Foundation.

Eighty primary schoolchildren from Jessie Younghusband, Edward Bryant, Southway, Boxgrove, North Mundham, St Mary’s and Bosham competed in a tri-golf competition. The event was run and supported by leaders from The Regis School.

Several skill challenges were set up with each team taking it in turns to see how many points they could score in each challenge. All the challenges related to developing golf skills along with the Skills for Life programme promoted by the Golf Foundation.

To prepare for the games, Goodwood coaches and Chichester Golf Academy, run by Tony Westwood, delivered a series of taster sessions to children in Years 3 and 4 accorss the Bognor and Chichester area.

The sessions proved to be popular with children, who were then invited to attend free taster sessions at the Chichester Golf Club academy.

The winners were Edward Bryant, who will now represent West Sussex West at the Sussex School Games at K2 on July 10.

The afternoon saw a different competition with groups of Year 9 and 10 students from three secondary schools took part in a Super Sixes tournament on the par-three course at Chichester.

Dexter Bergmann, a student from The Regis School, achieved a hole-in-one on the sixth hole - an amazing feat as he is very new to golf.

The event is set to become an annual fixture at Chichester. The aim of the academy is to become a centre of excellence for junior coaching with young golfers.

The School Games continues to deliver the Olympic legacy.