Dunnikier Park Golf Club’s new app for youngsters

The GolPhin app is aimed at young golf fansThe GolPhin app is aimed at young golf fans
The GolPhin app is aimed at young golf fans
Dunnikier Park Golf Club has taken steps to keep golf mad youngsters interested in the sport during the country-wide lockdown.

Like all other clubs across the country, Dunnikier had to close due to the coronavirus outbreak, but hope that a new golfing app will keep the sport alive in Kirkcaldy among the young.

The MyPathway2Golf app comes from GolPhin, a company which designs and manufactures innovative kids golf clubs.

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It offers golf inspired games, quizzes and competitions to keep kids active and, crucially for this time, entertained from the comfort and safety of their own home.

Raymond Johnston, Honorary Secretary of Dunnikier Park Golf Club, said: “DPGC is at the forefront of encouraging kids back into golf and last year we launched the 2019 Course – a six hole community development course and practice area.

“We had exciting plans to work with our local primary schools and disability groups after Easter, obviously that is all currently on hold.

“However, this app is perfect for kids to pass away the days by completing quizzes, watching videos and carrying out golfing drills all in a fun way.

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“The thinking is very much aligned with swimming where kids work their way through different levels starting from bronze as they pass the various tasks.

“Obviously a lot of the tasks can’t be done as they are done on the golf course but many can be done in the safety of the back garden.

“Our five local primary schools and Kirkcaldy High School are all involved and we will be launching after the Easter holidays.”

He added: “It’s worth reinforcing the point made by other golf clubs as well that we do not want anybody near the golf course, practice range or 2019 Course during the current lockdown.”

The app is completely free and the club has 500 licences.

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Mr Johnston said: “We would love to see these being used even by kids that are just looking for something fun to do, obviously if the kids are interested in taking this further and becoming part of the DPGC junior development programme then win win.

“If we could push this app across Kirkcaldy and eventually increase participation, then that would be some sort of positive.”

Anyone wishing to take part can fill out a form at the link below which will then be completed by the club’s professional who will complete the registration.

Go to: https://live.mypathway2golf.com.

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