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Former Manchester United and England footballer, Lee Sharpe, has teed up his support for a new golfing venture at Balby Carr Community Academy.
The ex winger – who nowadays is a talented two-handicap golfer with aspirations of becoming a professional – launched a StreetGolf Satellite Club and hopes it will “help produce some fresh, young, talented golfers”.
The club will see students take part in two training courses, funded by the Golf Foundation, to enable them to become ‘Golf Leaders’, and deliver its Street Golf and Tri-Golf programmes in secondary and primary schools.
It is in conjunction with South Yorkshire golf technology firm, Zen Oracle, with the aim of boosting participation among young people, changing negative perceptions, and nurturing new talent.
Run after school, the sessions will be delivered by Zen Oracle’s PGA Golf coach, Marcus Bell, at Balby Carr Academy and at Bawtry Golf Club, using Zen Oracle’s new coaching concept, FlowMotion, combined with the Golf Foundation’s national initiative, StreetGolf.
Follow-up sessions will in turn be delivered by the 20 FlowMotion Golf Leaders Leaders and Golf Foundation Activators to around 800 pupils, at Balby Carr and at schools both within Balby Carr’s catchment area and outside, in preparation for a Tri-Golf competition at Bawtry Golf Club.
Sharpe, a Zen Golf ambassador, said: “The Golf Satellite Club at Balby Carr Community Academy is a terrific venture and I’m pleased to be able to play a part in its launch.
“The Sports Academy at Balby has a first class reputation, particularly in the world of golf. It draws talented young people from across the region, looking to make a career in the sport.
“The link with Bawtry Golf Club will further enhance the sports academy’s reputation as it looks to encourage the sporting stars and coaches of tomorrow.”
Shane McClune, PE Curriculum Manager at Balby Carr Academy, said: “Lee had heard about the launch through Bawtry and wanted to be involved.
“Having somebody like Lee supporting the satellite club will increase its profile and give our students a real boost.
“Balby Carr boasts an impressive list of names on its Golf Academy Roll of Honour, such as British Amateur Champion, Joe Dean, as well as four-time title winner Danny Willett and top female golfer, Olivia Winning.
“The project will harness some of Yorkshire’s best talent in the hope of producing the UK’s next superstar.”