The R&A supports junior golf clinics in Cambodia

A series of junior golf clinics which are believed to be the first of their kind in Cambodia were held recently with the support of The R&A.

The coaching clinics ran from July to December and proved very popular with more than 40 children, many of whom had never played golf before, taking part at the Golf Village Driving Range in Phnom Penh. The clinics are scheduled to resume in January.

The sessions were organised by the Cambodian Golf Federation and delivered by Roger Hunt, the former Australian Amateur Team Captain, who has been advising the body for the last five years.

Through its Working for Golf programme The R&A provided golf clubs and other equipment including rule books, golf caps, pens, badges, towels and backpacks.

The courses in January will be open to newcomers but returning students will receive slightly more advanced coaching to further develop their skills and understanding of the rules and etiquette of the game.

"I was delighted with the enthusiasm for golf shown by the youngsters and the rapid increase in their skills," said Hunt. "I trust many of them will be encouraged to take up the game. I welcome the continued support of the CGF and The R&A."