The final day of The Open tees off today at St Andrews.
With Justin Rose from Hampshire the only shot England has at a champion, in joint 6th place at the time of writing this article, it would seem there isn’t going to be a Greater Manchester champ just yet…
Golf is usually seen to be a very exclusive sport, and often people can’t afford to try it out because of the equipment and membership required to take it on and practice properly.
Friends of Tangshutt, based in Stockport put on events in the summertime for children from the local estate to try sports they may not necessarily try, golf being one of them.
Friends of Tangshutt ensure that the local Tangshutt green space is maintained and provides optimum opportunities for local residents to enjoy the space. The group hosts an annual summer sports camp, offering children and young people the chance to play various sports for free.
Feedback from the project in 2014 showed the golf challenges were one of the children’s favourite activities. With this, the group is going to put the same lessons on again this summer.
Past sports coaching sessions have been very popular with all of the children on the Cherry Tree Estate and those who attended have provided positive feedback and wanted more opportunity to take part in sport on Tangshutt Field (pictured).
This particular project aims to allow children to attend high quality sports sessions, which they wouldn’t usually be able to access. The group hopes that introducing young people to sports at an early age sets them on a pathway to positive and healthy lifestyles.
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