Promoting golf across Lancaster and Heysham

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Schools from across Lancaster and Heysham have been driving their way to success in the Heysham and Lancaster District Year 3/4 Tri-Golf competition, part of the SPAR Lancashire School Games.

Competing for the chance to represent their district in the SPAR Lancashire School Games county final in July, over 90 pupils attended the event, from 9 local schools across Heysham and Lancaster.

Bolton-le-Sands achieved the top spot, with Moorside Primary School placing second and Grosvenor Park Primary School securing third.

Tim Fletcher, Lancashire school games organiser for Heysham said: “The standard of play was fantastic. There were 10 activities revolving around the skills required to play a full game of golf including chipping and putting, and each team had 5 minutes per activity. The aim was to generate as many points as possible and Bolton-le-Sands achieved the top spot by 143 points!”

Held at Heysham Gof Club, pupils enjoyed the club’s fantastic short game facilities and the support of third year students from the University of Cumbria who delivered the event as part of their degree programme. Students from Myerscough College also delivered golf lessons for the children.

Tim added: “The students were fantastic and worked really well to deliver the event alongside Andy Leigh (Golf Foundation), Heysham Golf Club’s Professionals, Ryan and Trevor, and golf coaches from Myerscough College.

“It was a brilliant event which not only inspired the children to play more golf and increase their amount of physical activity, but also raised money for Derian House Children’s Hospice. Bolton-le-Sands will represent Heysham at the SPAR Lancashire School Games county finals and Moorside will represent Lancaster. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

Other schools taking part included St Peter’s Church of England Primary School; Carnforth North Road Community Primary School; Ryelands Primary and Nursery School; Arkholme Church of England Primary School; Westgate Primary School and West End Primary School.