Most golfers will tell you that the sport can in many circumstances help boost self-esteem as well as improving health and fitness.
Now these very attributes of the game are being put to use through the ‘Living Golf’, who have been using the sport as the basis for their work in the Leseding Township at Limpopo in South Africa.
Next week Forres Golf Club will be hosting an event in conjunction with Living Golf and Living it Up Moray – a family day that will use the inspirational work in South Africa to promote healthy activity while having fun.
Participants will have the opportunity to ‘swing into action’ on the Club’s driving range before playing over five holes on the Par 3 Mashie golf course in a Texas Scramble team format.
The day will be rounded off with an optional soup and sandwich lunch where experiences of the day can be shared.
Shirley Feaks from Living it Up Moray said: “The team behind Living Golf have carried out some inspiring work in Leseding Township, Limpopo, South Africa where young people took part in golf lessons.
“Children who took part were noted to have improved confidence and drive at school after setting themselves goals in their lessons.
“The team believes that the boost to self esteem gained from the golf course spills over into everyday life improving health, focus and relaxation while creating a sense of balance and greater wellbeing.
“Golf is a great way to get some gentle exercise and can help you feel more motivated which is sure to lift your spirits.”
All ages are welcome with full details of the event available online at https://portal.livingitup.org.uk/event/moray-living-golf-living-it.