Golf: Duddingston club plant for the future

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DUDDINGSTON Golf Club has literally been putting in roots in a bid to boost its junior section.

The club was given around 500 trees by the Woodland Trust and enlisted the help of pupils from Parsons Green Primary School to plant them.

"We invited one of their classes down to help as we felt that this would help encourage an interaction with the club and the local community and would also fit in the Environmental Studies part of the school's curriculum," said Duddingston secretary Duncan Ireland.

With the help of the course manager Graeme Ferguson and one of his greenkeepers, Chris Blurton, the 35 children were all able to plant one tree each.

"The club intend to ask the school to bring some of the children back again in a year or two to hopefully transplant them from the nursery on to the actual course," added Ireland.

Duddingston has also decided to enrol in the Government-backed clubgolf scheme, which is pledging to give every nine-ten year-old an opportunity to try out golf at school before 2012.

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