First Tee Golf Programme for Youngsters

30 July 2013

Local youngsters from all different backgrounds are getting the chance to learn the art of golf - and develop important life skills - thanks to a programme run at Berhampore’s Mornington Golf Club called the First Tee.

Two young people on a golf course.

Established by the World Golf Foundation in 1997, the First Tee has helped more than seven million children - across six countries - learn the ins and outs of golf.

Mornington Golf Club president Ray Tuffin says he’s delighted to be able to offer the programme at his club in Berhampore.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for both our club and the children. As golf-lovers, we always want to attract more young people to our sport - and for them, it’s a chance to learn about the game from experienced professionals while also developing important life skills and fitness.”  

The First Tee is available to all primary schools and from term 4, Mornington Golf Club will start after-school and weekend programmes for children who want to extend their learning into Par, Birdie and Eagle programmes.

Mornington Golf Club is based at the Council-run Berhampore Golf Course - Wellington’s only public golf course. The 18-hole course has stunning views of both the city and the south coast. New members are always welcome at the club.

To find out more about the First Tee: