Creative thinking for Sixes in LeedsWhen the Covid pandemic hit last year it meant ‘inter-club’ GolfSixes Leagues weren’t possible but innovative thinking created an ‘intra-club’ version. Participating clubs could continue with 6-hole and team action safely, and Mark McGeehan, the PGA Teaching Professional at The Manor golf course near Leeds, knew instinctively he could help grow the club’s junior section in this way.
Mark (pictured) started working at the club when there was very little junior activity. Today, there are 45 boys and girls playing regularly and this has come out of a combination of the fun of GolfSixes League Intra of last year, Mark’s own enthusiasm and skill as a coach, good facilities (a Par-3 academy course and adapting the main course’s fairways for shorter golf) and, importantly, a supportive membership. “Our creative use of GolfSixes League was loved by families and has helped to add a great new junior vibe at The Manor thanks to everyone who enjoys golf here,” explained Mark.
The positive vibe and all the good practice has paid off for the juniors – now they are back in the ‘inter-club’ GolfSixes League they have shown their form to win their area league!