Trump International Golf Links delivered a boost to a number of golf clubs across the North-east this month.
They donated 15,000 golf balls to clubs who offer ClubGolf coaching to youngsters to practise and develop their skills.
Coaches and juniors from 17 Aberdeenshire clubs collected the golf balls from Head PGA Professional at Trump International Golf Links Scotland Christopher Campbell last Thursday.
He said: “We are delighted to offer our support to junior golf at a grass roots level and to be able to work with ClubGolf Scotland. This donation will benefit the upcoming players and we hope will lead to growing the game within Scotland.”
One of the club’s that benefitted was Alford Golf Club. ClubGolf coaching coordinator Colin Hood accepted the donation on their behalf. Colin said: “We’re delighted to accept these range balls which will benefit the 40 plus children going through the programme at the moment. It will allow us to continuously practice during the session without having to stop and collect the limited number of balls we have and so we will be able to spend more time concentrating on coaching.”
Neal Anderson from Rothes Golf Club added: “It’s fantastic for a small club like ours to be gifted any training equipment as all fundraising activities for the junior section take a lot of time.
“Like all golf clubs, we have youngsters of varying levels of ability and these better quality balls will be used for short game, in particular, to help the lower handicap players who have aspirations to take their golf to a higher level. For those juniors going to Menie Estate to accept the donation, it can only inspire them further to see such a top quality course.”
Oldmeldrum, Insch, Kemnay, Kintore and Dunecht golf clubs were among the other clubs which benefitted.