Month: March 2017

Linwood students love their golf at Parley

Students from Linwood School in Bournemouth have been getting their swings down to a ‘T’ thanks to Parley Golf Centre.

The young people who have additional learning needs have become keen students of the game since it was introduced as a PE option.

The weekly sessions with Parley pro Andrew Pakes have already seen great improvement with the novices’ hand-eye co-ordination.

The club is soon to open its new £250,000 facilities including a new course, large practice green, short game area, bunker training element and state-of-the-art indoor coaching centre.

It is also continuing to reach out to women golfers, junior players and is actively getting schools involved.

Andrew, who also runs the golf shop at Parley, said: “The young people are very good to coach and what I have noticed is that they all encourage each other.

“It’s also good to see the improvement over a short time and it also means when they see golf on the television they can relate to it.

“Putting something back into the community is part of the Parley ethos and I hope the students will enjoy the new facilities when they open.”

Mark Dutson from Linwood School said: “Andrew is a very good instructor and golf is now one of the most popular PE option.

“It is very good at developing hand-eye co-ordination and also improves confidence.”

Linwood School is a day special school that welcomes pupils from a wide geographical area, supporting a comprehensive range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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