Academy looks for young golf stars

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Northumberland County Golf Partnership (NCGP) Academy is holding assessment days for under 10s.

The assessment for south Northumberland will take place at Bedlingtonshire Golf Club, Acorn Bank, Bedlington, on Saturday, May 3, and Saturday, May 24.

To book a place contact Marcus Webb on (01670) 822087 or 07714 612177 or email

The north Northumberland assessment will take place on Saturday, May 10, and May 17, at Percy Wood Golf Club, Swarland, Morpeth.

To book contact David O’Brien on (01670) 787010.

The NCGP Academy is children aged ten to 17 who work with a professional throughout the county.

The programme sees 14 to 18-year-olds participate in skills test day, psychology, course management, nutrition as well as 18 hours of technical coaching and three hours of seminars.

And those aged 14 and under in the junior academy take part in skills test day and 12 hours of technical coaching.

The Academy is aimed at children who are showing potential, they do not have to be a member of a golf club or have a handicap.