Stuart hopes young people pick up a club

Pro Claire Booth turned out in the Junior Ryder Cup in her youth.
Pro Claire Booth turned out in the Junior Ryder Cup in her youth.

Forfar Golf Club managing secretary Stuart Wilson is hoping that local youngsters will head along to the Junior Ryder Cup to get a taste of the sport for themselves.

Captain of Team Europe for the second time, Stuart believes the event offers young people interested in getting involved with golf a great opportunity to do so thanks to the ClubGolf programme.

ClubGolf is a national junior golf programme and is inviting golf clubs and families to bring young players to join in activites on the practice days of the Junior Ryder Cup at Blairgowrie from September 20-23.

Stuart said: “We are really fortunate and very much looking forward to having the Junior Ryder Cup on our doorstep at Blairgowrie. There has been a lot of planning and effort gone in to making this a superb event with opportunities for youngsters to come along and try the game for themselves through Clubgolf whilst getting the chance to watch some of the best up and coming international talent playing the game at their best. The talent on display will be amazing and should appeal to golf and sports fans and we hope that the local community will come out and support the event, admission is free and all are welcome.

“As far as the Junior Ryder Cup Team for Europe, it is fantastic to have both Men’s & Ladies Amateur Champions playing along with other inform players that have been collecting experience at the highest level in both the amateur and professional ranks. Having personally experienced the Junior Ryder Cup in Chicago two years ago I know that they will have an unforgettable week made up with great golf, lots of memories and new friendships. Hopefully their selection will be a stepping stone to further success in their golfing careers.”