Students from Maple Hayes School in Lichfield tee off on new golf lessons

Sporty pupils in Lichfield have teamed up with two professionals to find out how to get in the swing of golf.

Pupils Bradley Rose and Abigail Philpott with golf professionals Steve Hadfield and Paul Hebdon

Pupils Bradley Rose and Abigail Philpott with golf professionals Steve Hadfield and Paul Hebdon

Children at Maple Hayes School teed off their six weeks of lessons by being taught basics such as holding the club, stance, swing, direction and distance.

Branston Golf and Country Club’s professionals Paul Hebdon and Steve Hadfield also gave students an insight into into the ‘Golfers Code’ – and taught that manners and etiquette are just as important as being able to putt and drive.

Steve said: “We specialise in encouraging young people to gain the sporting and social benefits of golf, including fitness, standards of behaviour, honesty and respect.”

The course will culminate in the students showcasing their talents on the full 18-hole course.

Headteacher Dr Daryl Brown said: “Our pupils really enjoyed the experience and it was a chance for them to try out a new sport, learn new skills and above all have fun.

“We want to thank the golfing pros from Branston Golf and Country Club for their hard work and sharing their skills with us.”

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