Kids teed up to get swinging

North Sound Golf Club recently commenced working with local children to increase golf’s popularity in Cayman.

Golf professionals Josh Shepard and Robert Chilman have been working with kids from the Cornerstone program and Special Olympics athletes.

Shepard has been working with three Special Olympics athletes, teaching the game in the hope of sending at least one Caymanian to a Special Olympic Games as a golfer. The students have shown a keen interest in the game and are enjoying their time on the links, he said.

Shepard and Chilman spent time with the Cornerstone youngsters. At first the kids didn’t quite know what to think of the game, but once they got a club in their hands and starting hitting golf balls, smiles were abundant.

Phil Parker of John Gray High School said, “The learners from Cornerstone had the opportunity to try a different sport and responded in a very positive manner and enjoyed learning a new skill.

“It was a fantastic experience for them and one they all thrived in. The staff provided a very laid back and nurturing approach to the sessions which allowed the learners to engage.”