Indoor hub to hone skills
The Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club is looking for a hole in one with a new indoor putting and chipping facility set to maintain members’ interest during the winter.
A grant application to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for the indoor facility has been supported by the City of Busselton, aiming to teach aspiring golfers the biomechanics and technique of putting.
The indoor facility will provide a learning environment for juniors and women to learn about the game, with more turning to the sport due to its low injury rate and more affordable equipment.
Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club manager Paul Devaney said ladies and juniors represented 35 per cent of club membership. “Ladies and juniors form an integral part of the club. We want to educate them so they stay part of our club and that means teaching them more skills throughout the year,” he said.
“We are 10 years ahead of the game by teaching golf at local primary schools with the Mygolf Junior clinics and applying for grants to equip schools with golf equipment.”
The Mygolf Junior league is a South West-first model which is now being recognised nationally.
Juniors compete against Clifton Park, Collie, Donnybrook, Busselton and Capel golf clubs.
“The indoor facility will help all players no matter what level of skill they start with because the putter is the most important club in the bag,” Devaney said. The multi-purpose facility will also cater to all abilities, with Dunsborough Lakes professional Matt Criss trained to teach disabled players.
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