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As part of a national programme, Angus Council sports development team hosted the first of two Clubgolf festivals at Forfar Lochside Leisure Centre last Wednesday (see picture on page 29).

The festivals cater for primary five children from the schools in the Forfar Academy cluster.

The first festival saw around 120 children take part in a series of golf based drills and games. The festival programme was launched to increase the profile of the sport in the Forfar area.

Stuart and Fraser from Forfar Golf Club were involved in the delivery of the festival to encourage more children to participate in the sport either at the club or within the school.

Clubgolf demonstrates how golf can be delivered through fun-based activity sessions involving large groups of youngsters.

Clubgolf is a national programme that is being delivered locally through a partnership involving Angus Council sports development team, education department, Active Schools and in this case Forfar Golf Club.

The festival was all about participation and fun. This was in the form of eight stations where the groups moved around and tried all the different aspects of the game of golf.

There were stations where children focused on teamwork and specific techniques.

Helping the children around the stations there were P7 pupils from Strathmore Primary School who completed basic Clubgolf training.

The pupils explained the activity along with providing coaching and guidance. This festival was the first of its kind in Forfar and the response from all concerned was very positive.

The morning of fun colourful golf proved successful which children leaving with beaming smiles after going from tee to green.