A hole in one: My First Swing (SuperSport’s Let’s Play)

April 1 – SuperSport Let’s Play is launching My First Swing, an exciting outreach programme to encourage young people to pick up a golf club and get swinging.

My First Swing will offer youngsters from rural and township communities (between the ages of seven and 12) a first encounter with the sport of golf through clinics hosted by Let’s Play ambassador Nobuhle Dlamini.

Dlamini is a Sunshine Tour champion and ranked fifth in South Africa. Her participation will inspire the kids and enrich their experience in the sport.

The 2009 Joburg Ladies Open champion will introduce youngsters to the sport in a fun and engaging manner, teaching them the basics like how to grip a club, how to swing and scoring. At the end of the clinics each participant will be given two clubs and 10 balls to continue practicing their swing at home.

“Our aim is to plant the seed and inspire South Africa’s future golf champions. We are excited to give young people in townships and rural areas opportunities to access this sport in their most formative years,” says SuperSport CEO, Marc Jury.

My First Swing will also give South Africans the opportunity to give back and donate any unwanted golf equipment to the programme. People can drop off any unwanted golf equipment in the My First Swing collection bin at their nearest The Pro Shop anywhere across the country. The collection drive kicks off from the 1st of April.