A new partnership has been launched between a Colwyn Bay school and a Llandudno golf club.
The blossoming Golf Academy at Rydal Penrhos School has reached an agreement with North Wales Golf Club to allow pupils to join club’s junior section for a discounted fee, allowing them to hone their skills on one of the most picturesque courses in the region.
This deal is a further boost to a new development by the school, which began with the construction of a ‘Short Game’ area on the school grounds, which is set to be officially opened next month.
Golf Coordinator Ian Richardson, said: “This partnership is fantastic news for the school and means that we can get our academy players on the ladder in terms of receiving a handicap and getting valuable experience playing on a testing course.
“This is a new venture at Rydal Penrhos and we are always looking at ways to progress the academy, and giving our pupils the platform to become members at North Wales Golf Club and compete in competitions can only improve their game.”
The school has had great success with its golfers so far despite the academy being in its infancy, with the pair of Louisa Weber, aged 15, and Wilson Reyhan, 18, coming away with the Team Nett title at the ISGA Scottish Open, held at the Kings Acre Golf Club, Midlothian.
In addition a former pupil Tom Cotterell was awarded a scholarship to join the Lee Westwood Academy in Cheshire after a number of standout performances throughout the year.
For more information on the academy email IRichardson@rydalpenrhos.com.