22 April 2015
Crowds turn out to welcome Amy Boulden
Junior female golfers have been given the opportunity to learn what it takes to get onto the Ladies European Tour; with golf clinics by Amy Boulden.
Conwy Golf Club hosted a clinic on Sunday 12th April and this was followed by Carmarthen on Sunday 19th; with over 100 golfers attending.
Ladies European Tour Rookie of the Year Boulden is a life member of Conwy and was brought up playing the course, so she was on familiar territory as she handed out advice and answered questions from the audience.
Amy Boulden, said “Fifteen years ago that would have been me sitting out there in the audience, so it is really good to see how many are here today. When I was younger there were not so many girls getting into golf, so it is really good to see so many local girls getting into golf. You do not realise how interested they are in how I am doing and how much they know about me, just to be asked for an autograph is quite surreal.” said Boulden.
The clinics were part of New 2 Golf Month; run by Golf Development Wales and sponsored by Principality Building Society.
The junior golfers got to take part in putting and chipping challenges with Amy, learnt about practice and warm-up routines and ask lots of questions on travelling around the world playing golf.
With much better weather in Carmarthen; all those in attendance got a very special treat as they followed Amy around a few holes of the course. She was joined by Darren Griffiths, the Carmarthen Pro, Sian James from Machynys and Alun Evans from Newport Pembs.
Mike Yeomans, senior branch manager of Principality in Chester, said, “The opportunity came about through the community involvement that we do with our branches. We are keen to help people get involved in sport, taking healthy options and golf is an important part of that. We sponsor the Junior Wales Open, which Amy won twice, so we are thrilled to be involved in a project with her.”
The events crowned off a bumper few weeks of support for junior golf with hundreds also competing in Junior Wales Open 2015 qualifying.
Some of our North Wales staff will also be getting trained as community golf coaches in the coming weeks and thanks to the team in Carmarthen Branch where local sponsorship has been provided to both Carmarthen Golf Club juniors and the county team.