Newbattle Golf club is generating a surge in junior interest in the sport.
Over the last 18 months, the club has almost doubled its youth numbers by bringing the youngsters together to play and get to know each other.
Bolstered by the success of this venture, the club has introduced clubgolf coaching with the support of junior convener Billy Gorman and captain Graham Lyall.
Following a four week trial in spring, the club attracted 10 non-golfing youngsters from local primary schools. The clubgolf stage 1 programme has been introduced with more adult members and some of the boys’ team offering to help out.