Youngsters in and around Alyth who are keen to try golf but who might have been put off by the costs involved are being offered a unique opportunity to try their hand, thanks to a grant from our Community Projects Fund.
Strathmore Golf Club’s Junior Section are using the grant to fund 10 Start-Up Scholarships designed to remove all financial barriers for local youngsters (male and female) to be able to access a club membership, borrow equipment to participate in the sport and have appropriate footwear to be able to play.
The Club is offering free taster sessions in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council and the Live Active Leisure Trust. The sessions are open to any children from disadvantaged backgrounds who will enjoy a free two-month membership of Strathmore Club, after which 10 promising youngsters will be awarded Strathmore Start-Up Scholarship comprising 12 months’ free junior membership, loan of a set of clubs including balls, tees etc plus golf shoes.
Iain Butchart, convenor of Strathmore’s junior section, commented: “The grant from ADT will allow juniors (male or female) from areas of social deprivation in our local community to be able to play golf free of charge, who might not normally be able to access sport or physical activity due to a lack of opportunity, finance or transport. Our programme will remove these barriers, making golf more accessible for all and helping to remove inequality in our local community.
“We’re working in partnership with Live Active Leisure, Alyth Youth Partnership, Perth & Kinross Council Education Department and Scottish Golf to deliver this exciting new initiative, and we’re very grateful to ADT for the grant that will make it possible.”
Our Community Projects Fund distributes monies donated to the town by Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Wind Farm just north of Alyth. Find out more here: http://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/