Westwood flies in to coach Rudding Park youngsters

Lee Westwood arrives at Rudding Park to hold his Golf Academy with 60 youngsters. (S)
Lee Westwood arrives at Rudding Park to hold his Golf Academy with 60 youngsters. (S)

MORE than 60 children attending Rudding Park’s Lee Westwood Golf Academy got the opportunity to see their idol in action this week.

The annual Lee Westwood Golf Academy, which takes place over three days and is designed for children aged seven to 16, helps to improve golf whilst having a lot of fun.

Rudding Park was delighted to host the Academy and is committed to the development of Junior Golf having introduced its new ‘Rudding Sparks’ Programme.

Westwood flew in by helicopter especially to see the young golfers and offer a few tips.

A question and answer session followed where the children found out everything there is to know about how Lee became the golfer he is today and also a few other things including his favourite pizza topping, which happens to be pepperoni.

The Golf Academy’s extensive practice facilities offer some of the best in practice and tuition for the long and short game.

Three PGA Professionals are on hand for private tuition and facilities include an 18 hole driving range, two indoor swing studios for video tuition and practice greens.

Jack Cavanagh and Isaac Turner, both aged 10 were very excited to meet world number two Westwood.

“We’d love to have his life,” they said.

“He taught us to always believe in ourselves and practice. This week has been like a European Tour event.”

Rudding Park’s Golf Manager, James King was delighted. “It’s wonderful to see the younger generation getting into golf and having the opportunity in their local area to be inspired by one of the world’s top golfers.”