Monday, July 04, 2016

  Lee Vannet takes Craibstone kids to St           Andrews for the day

The Craibstone ClubGolf Juniors, along with resident PGA professional Lee Vannet, held their inaugural Texas Scramble Tournament at The Balgove nine-hole golf course at St  Andrews 
A total of 28 children aged between eight and 13 years made the trip from Craibstone Golf club to St.Andrews, to contest in teams of four for first place.

The competition was keenly contested and there were only four shots separating  all the teams.

With the suspense of a last day at the Majors, it all came down to the last hole, with the last match of the day, where 9 year old Sebastian Ajers, hit a fabulous 7 iron from 110 yards to within 8 feet of the hole followed by Mika Asskildsen confidently stroking the birdie putt straight in to the middle of the hole to win by one shot.

After the prizegiving ceremony, held at the Eden Clubhouse, we made the short walk to the Swilken Bridge for the Champions photo shoot, to round off a truly memorable day.

All of the 28 juniors have been attending Clubgolf Coaching, at the Craibstone Golf Academy, where resident PGA professional Lee Vannet, runs four one-hour coaching sessions every Saturday and Sunday 30 weeks of the year.

Lee Vannet’s philosophy developed from over 30 years as a PGA professional is to instil Life Skills such as Discipline, Respect, Honesty, Integrity and Responsibility as well as having Fun while Learning essential Golfing Skills.
 “My aim is to introduce and develop juniors to understand and play the game of golf and gain transferable skills which would be valuable to them in their adult life. It would be an added bonus if they go on to become world class golfers.”

The winning team of Mika askildsen, Harry Armishaw, Oliver Moore and Sebastian Ajers with PGA professional Lee Vannet

Lee Vannet  says: "A massive thank you to all the sponsors who made this trip possible: first and foremost to St Andrews Links who gave us courtesy of the course and couldn’t do enough for the kids.  Thanks to Doorsteps Catering for providing all the kids with packed lunches; Philip Henderson of HND Designs for supplying engraved medals to all the children and to all the parents and Craibstone members who contributed enthusiastically to all the fund-raising activities."

Lee also provides group clinics for Beginners, Ladies as well as Long Term Development Programmes.

The next 10-week Club Golf programmes commence in the new Term Sememster.

For all upcoming events, please contact Lee Vannet:

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