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West Bay students get to take a shot at golf

Starting this week, a new sport is being introduced into the physical education curriculum at Sir John A. Cumber Primary School, in West Bay.

They’ll learn the game of golf over the next few weeks, a game many students are unfamiliar with.

“I’ve never actually played golf before,” year six student Reanne Hydes said. “It’s something new to me.”

That’s the case for most of her classmates, although many said they’ve played other sports before like football, track and cricket.

“People think (golf) is for the upper class,” North Sound Golf Club Director of Golf Josh Shepard said. “A lot of times they’ll associate different races or backgrounds to the game. It’s a game for everybody.”

So the Club partnered with the Cayman Islands Golf Association and Government to bring the game to Sir John A. Cumber to help make it more accessible for the children there.

“I think it’s awesome,” Hydes said. “It’s an awesome experience and it could teach you things in real life. If you don’t make it, it doesn’t mean you can stop trying. You can just work hard and get your goal.”

Cayman 27’s Kevin Morales stopped by one round of gym class golf to check it out. He has this report.

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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