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Keeping golf alive in its birthplace

As a membership crisis looms, golf clubs in Scotland are trying to make the sport more accessible for juniors
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 05:50

At West Kilbride primary school in North Ayrshire, Scotland, youngsters are taught golf as part of their physical education. But some critics say children should start golfing earlier, before other sports beckon.


FOR decades, Calum McPherson's father made golf clubs. Mr McPherson played golf for Scotland as a teenager and eventually joined the family business.

But when he was ready to introduce his young children to golf, their response shocked him.

"They hadn't hit a golf

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