Youth Ukrainian golfers welcomed to the Home of Golf

Thursday 13 October 2022

Last week Director of Golf Ian Muir was a curial figure in the R&A’s implementation of Project Ukraine which hosted a number of young Ukrainian developing golfers who were forced to leave their homes and relocate around Europe. The project allowed the golfers to come together for the first time since leaving their homes and participate in a golf camp based in Peebles.

The camp was organised by a group of Women involved in the industry and who are involved in the R&A’s Women in Golf Leadership Development Programme who took inspiration from their Ukrainian colleague Veronika Rastvortseva. The camp allowed the golfers access to high quality coaches, analysis, Rules of Golf and many more development areas.

The golfers were also invited to the final day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St Andrews where they met big names such as Rory Mcllroy and Adrian Meronk. Then finally pictured on the famous links bridge with the championship winner.

Ian said “I was really honoured and proud to offer some coaching support to the Project Ukraine golfers on their recent trip to Scotland. It was incredibly humbling experience, and I hope in the future we could offer the opportunity to more children.”

The camp hosted some positive feedback and it is hoped the project will continue through the support of the R&A. To read the full article by the R&A please visit their website.

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