by Mackenzie Colahan
MONTO Primary School students are making the most of junior golf clinics to get a free head start on the competition.
Running from 8am to 10am each Saturday at the Monto Golf Club, the small group sessions are a fantastic way for youngsters learn the game or brush up on their skills.
The training covers the fundamentals of putting, chipping and swing technique, as well as traditional aspects of golf like etiquette and manners on the course.
Curtis Reid has run the clinics for the past year and said it's wonderful to see the kids enjoy their golf.
"It's really about getting them out of the house and off the Xbox, it's a lot of fun” Mr Reid said.
"Some of these students are showing skills that a lot of older people can't.
"I like to give back, it's great to see them out on the greens and fairways.”
IGA and the Duck Inn have been instrumental in supporting the program, which Mr Reid said does wonders for the community.
"I didn't start playing golf until I was 13,” he said.
"I wish I had these opportunities when I was their age, I could have become a better golfer.
"I love the game of golf. It would be great to see a young professional golfer from Monto.”
The free weekly clinics are open to all primary school students. For more information contact the club on 4166 1670.