A few years ago Abbey Hill Golf Centre launched its ‘Golf for Schools’ Initiative, and with support from the Milton Keynes Schools Sports Partnership, we developed an outreach strategy targeting children between the ages of 6-18 to experience golf for the first time. This was either at the school environment through the use of Tri-Golf or at the centre using real equipment. To date, Abbey Hill has delivered lessons in over 51 primary schools, special needs or secondary schools in the Milton Keynes area reaching over 2000 children in the process.
Just thought I would email to say congratulations to yourself and your team for a successful event this evening. All of my children really enjoyed it and it was great for four of my kids who had never represented the school before to do so. On speaking to other teachers we all want to take part ourselves and thought the young leaders were the best we had experienced,and how well it was organised.
Ian Cowper, Southwood School
"Milton Keynes Academy have established a very good relationship with Abbey Hill Golf Centre. Since introducing golf to the sixth form curriculum, a number of our students have experienced six week blocks of golf lessons with Dave and Rob, the experience has been first class. Students learnt new techniques and were being engaged all of the time. Students arrived to the lessons with a variety of ability, however, lessons were differentiated to suit each need. On completion of the course many students have continued to play golf and are regular visitors to the Abbey Hill Golf Centre where they are welcomed by all the staff. We will continue to build relations and hope a new Ryder Cup captain is formed from the Milton Keynes Academy"
Gareth Morris, Head of PE, The Milton Keynes Academy