Junior golfers take on national challenge

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JUNIORS from Golf Rossendale Driving Range & Academy are putting their skills to the test against the nation’s best young golfers.

Some of the driving range’s most talented young golfers have already completed round one of England Golf’s 2012 National Skills Challenge.

The National Skills Challenge encourages youngsters to improve their golfing skills and have fun as they practise putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and the long game.

The Golf Rossendale Juniors are competing against more than 1400 of the country’s finest young golfers in a big to scoop the top prize.

The deadline for the second challenge is Sunday 15th July and the best players from the two events will be eligible to qualify for the regional finals in August where they play for a place in September’s national final.

Golf Rossendale’s Juniors posted some excellent scores, with the range’s youngest golfer Alfie Burnett, 5, appearing on the regional leaderboard after the first round.

Golf Rossendale managing director Scott Grundy said: “We are really proud of our Junior Academy. Each week we coach more than 100 children both at the range and within local schools.

“Our aim is to bring this amazing sport to children who have never picked up a golf club before in a bid to unearth some new talent. We believe we have done this.

“This is the first year our Juniors have taken part in the Skills Challenge and they have done brilliantly. We hope to see more names joining Alfie on the leaderboard after round 2.”

Golf Rossendale Driving Range & Academy is based at Marl Pits Sports Complex in Rawtenstall and is open to beginners and experienced golfers alike.

Lessons are available for adults as well as juniors and there is full disabled access.

For further information contact Amanda Grundy on 01706 213966 or email info@golfrossendale.co.uk