Kids prefer to play golf during the summer holiday Determined to popularize golf among children and youth in Bulgaria, Pirin Golf & Country Club in cooperation with hotel Perun, Bansko, organized the second golf camp for this year.
We’ve started this initiative in 2009, all participants from the previous camps conveyed they had great time. Some of them were so enthusiastic about learning to play golf, that they have registered for the forthcoming camp from the very beginning.
The passion for golf was so strong that the kids were motivated to show their skills they’ve acquired last week. The camp started on 03 July and culminated with a golf tournament on 10th July.
The first day of the camp started with a guided tour around the complex. The children were familiarized with the golf courses, the academy and driving range. The beginners were learning the basics in golf with the golf assistants. The young golfers were introduced the short play (chipping, pitching, putting) with the help of various competitive exercises.
The children had plenty of entertainments for their free time: hockey, football and other games. The young golfers also had the chance to play 9-holes of the Ian Woosnam golf course in order to prepare for the upcoming tournament. After the intensive trainings and golf play the children drove golf carts in the complex. The evenings in the hotel also offered a lot of entertainments and competitions in swimming, table tennis, billiards and golf films with explanations from the Head Pro Nikolay Stanew.
The summer golf camp culminated with the tournament, held on 10th July. 21 kids took part in the competition. 6 children from Razlog / Golf School / showed their best in the tournament.
The special prize- Participation in the international Golf Tournament that will be held in Pirin Golf & Country Club on 24-25.07.2010 won Andrea Marinov.
The participants were divided into 4 groups:
Up to 10 years old: The winner is the representative of ladies Nicole Henessy, “ She participated in a golf tournament for a first time and she won….” said her father, followed by Raian Staikov and Kiril Bachiiski.
From 10 up to 13 years old: The winner is Simeon Angelov, followed by Asen Gazianov and Ivan Palev.
Above 13 years old: First place was for Valeri Trendafilov, followed by Mihail Hadjiev and Anastas Hadjiev- participants in the Golf School for Youths.
The advanced golfers were in a separate group, first place won Teodor Iliev, followed by Bojidar Spasov and Petar Iliev.
The prize giving ceremony was held in the Club House, there were gifts for all participants in the tournament.