Schoolchildren in San Javier encouraged to play a round

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MORE than 300 schoolchildren will be given golf lessons…in school.

The municipality of San Javier will introduce a pioneering scheme of introducing golf as part of the normal school curriculum during the second quarter of the school year.  The scheme will involve 6th grade pupils at primary school level and is taking place with the cooperation of the Murcia association for the promotion of golf (AMPROGOLF).

The announcement was made by Councillor for Sport, Estibaliz Masegosa, and the director general of sport, Alonso Gómez in San Javier and highlighted the enthusiasm with which most of the schools have received this news, with the project being entirely financed by AMPROGOLF.

Lessons begin as part of their physical education programme on January 1 2018 until May 7 2018 and will take place at the Diego Torné Golf School in La Serena, Los Alcázares.

President of AMPROGOLF Juan García Cascales said that the initiative aims to provide children with a better knowledge of the game of golf alongside its values and principles and to encourage future use of local courses in the traditional sporting spirit of San Javier.

Councillor Masegosa was confident of the success of the scheme in the same way that free lessons in swimming, canoeing and sailing have been introduced in the past, and thanked AMPROGOLF for their support.

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