Marc Bright, a former professional golfer on the PGA tour, is offering his services as coach to the Gympie region, including a series of June holiday clinics.
Marc Bright, a former professional golfer on the PGA tour, is offering his services as coach to the Gympie region, including a series of June holiday clinics. Renee Pilcher

PGA player to help future talent

AMBITIOUS Gympie junior golfers looking to take their game to the next level can benefit from the experience of a former PGA tournament golf player over the June school holidays.

Marc Bright, now a qualified coach, is holding Good Fun Golf Clinics during the school holidays at the Gunabul Par 3 Golf Course.

Holding three country course records in Australia and having brushed shoulders with the likes of Greg Norman on the PGA circuit, Bright knows a thing or two about golf and is looking forward to passing on his experience to the next generation.

“I want to help develop the young talent and pass on the knowledge and experience I have gained over my years playing professionally,” he said.

Bright said his clinics wouldn’t be like sitting in the classroom with a strict teacher.

“I want to have fun and share a laugh,” he said.

“Golf can be taken too seriously sometimes, so I want to help the kids learn but in a fun environment.”

The clinics will involve a mix of practical and theory, while technology will also be employed, including the use of multimedia equipment.

The first week sees participants working on technique and shot making while the second will involve a small tournament.

There are three age groups for the clinics, including Junior U7’s, 7-12 years and 13-17 years.

The first week will run Tuesday and Wednesday (June 29 and 30) for 90 minutes. U7’s start at 9am, 7-12 years start at 10.45am and 13-17 years start at 12.30pm. The same times apply Wednesday.

In the second week, sessions (July 6 and 7) run for two hours with start times at 9am, 11.15am and 1pm. Times are the same on Wednesday.

Cost is $40 for four sessions and bookings are essential.

To reserve a place, contact Marc Bright on 0402 447 317 or 5484 0190.

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