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A search began in Toowoomba last week for emerging Indigenous golf talent.
Seven boys and two girls aged 12-17 years form St George, Dirranbandi, Cunnamulla and Toowoomba took part in last week's state government-funded Indigenous swinging kids community golf program at City Golf Club.
Each participant received a new set of golf clubs and some expert tuition from City club professional Matt Britnell and award-winning former City trainee Sam Eaves.
Zac Doherty, Annika Jackson, Jarod Druiker, Jayden Davis, David Withers, Jesse Draper, Dylan Crump, Guyahny Rynne and Jabreeni Fogarty were selected last year to be part of this week's inaugural program.
The group members were shown driving, chipping and putting skills before putting them into practice during a nine-hole game on Thursday afternoon.
Britnell said while helping to develop individual skills, the program is also designed to promote the awareness of golf in more remote regions.
'For a lot of the kids, this is the first coaching they have received,' Britnell said.
'But this week is also about spreading the word on golf and helping grow the game.'
Source: The Chronicle