Your News: Year 4 pupils take on the world!

News from Bourne Westfield EMN-141119-161415001
News from Bourne Westfield EMN-141119-161415001
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On Monday, November 10, all the year 4 pupils played in a SNAG International Tournament organised by Darren Game, Bourne Golf Studio and SNAG Golf Europe.

In the first of its kind, our pupils played on a SNAG course set up on the playing field and competed at the same time against children in the Czech Republic, Russia and South Africa, playing the same length course in their respective schools and golf clubs. In total there were sixty-five teams competing.

“The event was a huge success and watching all the children enjoying themselves competing was fantastic to watch” Darren commented. “They all really excelled as a lot of them have only just started developing the SNAG golfing skills.”

The scores were all very close, with only a handful of strokes between the top and bottom. At the top, there was a three-way tie with a score of 30 (plus 3) meaning a playoff was needed to determine Westfield’s overall winner. In the end ‘The Rollers’ (James Carey, Daniel Charnock and Lexi Clarke-McLeish) emerged as the winners (pictured above receiving their winners medals from Darren) with ‘Golden Sword’ (Harrison Rudkin, Poppy Ransom and Millie Staite) in second and SNAG Golf Girls (Beth Brown, Courtney Bell and Ellie Benson) in third place. All three teams finished joint sixth in the overall standing from around the world, only five points behind the eventual winners LBGF Trust 8 team from South Africa.

The SNAG After School Club continues to develop, both in terms of giving the opportunity of playing the game to children in school and the way in which it engages all children. Pictured are children receiving their certificates from the term one SNAG club.

The club is a fully structured coaching programme that gives the children the basics skills of the game of golf in a fun way where results are quickly achieved and further developed with skills tests, if the pupils decide that they would like to further their golfing skills.

This term sees the very exciting introduction of ‘SNAG in the Dark’ as an after school club.

The dark nights normally see the outdoor clubs finish but SNAG, with illuminated targets and lit balls, means the club can continue through the dark winter months. This term is going to a great fun and there are always room for more pupils to join.