23 lucky children, all decked out in orange Team VGE shirts, enjoyed a special Master Class with Ian Woosnam on Wednesday 23rd July, after the former world number one invited the lucky group to practice with him at Royal Porthcawl.
After taking part in a Q&A session where Woosie talked about his career highlights, the 1991 Masters champion demonstrated a wide range of shots and passed on some advice to the budding golfers.
There were around 500 members of the public watching the Master Class which took place on the same practice range where the like of Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie, Fred Couple and Miguel Ángel Jimenéz were all practicing ahead of the 2014 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex.
VGE will also receive worldwide media coverage, with the Master Class be filmed by American networks such as ESPN and the Golf Channel, as well as Sky Sports and European Tour Productions.
After Woosie gave his demonstration, the VGE team had a chance to sharpen their skills and hit some shots before Woosnam challenged them to a nearest to target competition.
Thank you Ian Woosnam and all at VGE for a fantastic day. What an opportunity and experience for all the children…………..Kathryn Horrell
Everyone had three chances to hit a 50 yard marker board – Woosie did it with just one shot – with Josh Chamberlain winning a special prize bag which contained a signed Ryder Cup team cap plus VIP season tickets to the Senior Open Championship
Every member of the VGE team also received goodie bags which contained a signed Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Titleist cap, official programme, a day pass for the Senior Open Championship, tee pegs, ball markers, Forgan golf hat plus much, much more!
The team were: Owen Ball, Dylan Barrett, Rhys Bendon, Josh Chamberlain, Darcey Cheshire, Georgia Colwill, Emily Curtis-Jones, Rhys English, Maisy Evans, Tom Grandin, George Harvard, Nathan Horrell, Ethan Langley, Lewis Lloyd, Cameron Lloyd, Joseph Lock, William Pontin, Harvey Rodrick, Dylan Salmoni, Millie Simmons, Oliver Williams and Ryan Williams