time for all at Seaford College!
Work has begun
on building an 18-hole golf course at Seaford College, near Petworth,
as part of a bid to bring golf within easy reach of young people.
together with practise greens and a driving range, has been designed
by sporting holiday company Exsportise, and will add to an already-impressive
list of sports facilities at the school, which caters for day pupils
and boarders aged 10-18.
will be able to participate in golf lessons during term time. However,
during school holidays, the College will be available to the general
public for both day lessons and residential courses.
working on the project in conjunction with golf pro Mike Dodd, a
New Zealand and British PGA member, whose long-term aim is to increase
golf awareness among children nationwide.
Mike said: "I
believe that by setting up Golf Schools of Excellence for children,
more children will be encouraged to participate in golf for life."
means that Seaford College joins a growing number of independent
schools able to boast its own golf course and, from Easter, it is
hoped that the College campus will be used regularly during school
holidays for coaching courses in golf, as well as hockey, football
Bram van Asselt said: "Golf is the up and coming sport and
we are delighted to be working with Seaford College on this particular
course is shorter than most and has no sand-filled bunkers, it will
still offer players a variety of challenges.
Mullins said: "This is an exciting new development for the
school which will further enhance our reputation as a provider of
excellent sporting facilities. It opens up even more opportunities
for the pupils and introduces them to some of the big names in the
sporting world at an early age.