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St Mellion juniors set to receive free memberships

Cornish resort pushes on with plans to create ‘a golf club for the future’

St Mellion International Golf Resort, situated in Cornwall and part of the Crown golf group, is set to award 25 junior members scholarships intended to create ‘a golf club for the future’.

The juniors selected for the programme will receive full playing access to two of its courses, alongside regular coaching with pro Jason Avery.

The initiative is open to youngsters aged between 12 and 18 and grants them free access to both championship courses, the Nicklaus and the Kernow.

The club’s junior members applying for the opportunity will be assessed on their commitment to coaching, as well as their golfing ability, to ensure the programme creates a competitive junior team with strong foundations for the future.

The programme will be overseen by Avery as well the resort’s director of golf, David Moon. 

“This will be a game-changer here at St Mellion, not just for our juniors but also for the way we develop long term members at this golf club,” he said.

“Our goal is to create a strong, loyal and competitive junior who are each developing their involvement in golf at their own pace. Over time, we believe they will flourish not only as better golfers, but as young ambassadors for St Mellion and all it stands for.”

Avery added: “The scholarship is open to all, regardless of background or experience. It is all about identifying potential and helping to develop it.

“If a youngster is capable of playing handicap level golf, is willing to be team spirited and is capable of engaging both consistently in both group and individual coaching, then we want them at St Mellion.”

Continuing the scholarships’ emphasis on inclusion, the resort intends to attract a number of female juniors to join the scheme.

Avery is hopeful that the scholarships will produce talented young female golfers to join female junior members such as three-time Cornwall junior champion Sammy Giles.

“The scholarship is open to both sexes,” he continued. “We hope the fact that St Mellion has a high female participation rate and a family friendly, unstuffy attitude, it will be particularly appealing to girl golfers.”

Interested applicants should contact Jason Avery on 07816 189519, or email stmellion-academy@crown-golf.co.uk

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