We were delighted to hold a Green Health day on Sunday 4th July. This was part of Highland Green Health Partnership and the aim of the day was to help individuals improve their health, well-being and resilience by enjoying and appreciating the natural environment.
The day started with members provided refreshments and delicious home baking to visitors as well as those from the local Young at Heart group. There was much reminiscing whilst looking at photographs from Golf Memories, booklets telling the history of the golf club and a selection of related books kindly donated by the Bookshop in Grantown on Spey. Everyone enjoyed the craic.
Despite the forecast the weather was sunny and stayed fair for the Get into Golf session which followed when David Grindell, Roving Pro, took a group out on the course for some coaching while 3 younger children enjoyed learning how to use a 7 iron and a putter on the practice green. At the same time 4 members of Highland Disability Sports teamed up with their helpers and members of Abernethy Golf Club to play in a fun Texas Scramble. They had played in the Twa Bridges competition earlier in the year and were very happy to return.
The next event was a Nature Ramble led by Tessa Jones and was enjoyed by all who participated.
Many thanks to all those involved – one of the benefits is that the club now has new sets of golf clubs purchased with funding from the initiative which are available at a reasonable cost for all who want to try golf.
This Green Health activity/event was made possible with funding from Highland and Cairngorms LEADER LAGs (The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas) and was initiated by The Highland Green Health Partnership which aims to encourage more of us to make use of our local green and blue spaces.”