The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Tiger Woods coach visits Brunston Castle Golf Club in Ayrshire

Brunston Castle Golf Club in Ayrshire, Scotland recently hosted the Scottish leg of a whistle-stop tour of the UK by American golf professional Rudy Duran - Tiger Woods’ childhood coach.

The UK tour took in three destinations - England, Scotland and Ireland, with Rudy primarily hosting a junior golf clinic at each of the venues.

[Picture shows: Front right - Rudy Duran and, behind him, Stuart Smith, with some of Brunston Castle Golf Club's YMG pupils.]

Organised in association with both Young Masters Golf (YMG) and Accu-Length, designers of the only extendable junior golf clubs in the world, the clinic gave some of Brunston Castle’s YMG pupils, both past and present, the chance to gain a few tips from the man responsible for coaching the world’s No.1, Tiger Woods from the age of four to ten.

Brunston Castle’s resident YMG professional Stuart Smith jumped at the chance of saying yes to the request for Brunston to host the Scottish leg.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for Brunston Castle Golf Club as a whole,“ Stuart explained.

“To be able to host such a one-off event, with a hint of the Tiger phenomenon thrown into the mix, was sure to open a few eyes. It was a fantastic opportunity for all concerned. It provided some of my YMG pupils the chance to meet the man who kick-started Tiger’s career and to pick up some of his tips for kids golf.

“It gave the professionals present, including me, an insight into his approach to coaching children in golf, in addition to providing Brunston Castle with some publicity - not just locally, but also nationally via Golf World.”

Following a thirty minute putting clinic for Brunston Castle Golf Club’s YMG pupils, Rudy hosted a ninety minute clinic for around fifty kids from both Brunston and West Kilbride, with a selection of kids demonstrating their skills on the range. All in all the day was a great success for all concerned, with the initial feedback from Stuart’s juniors being extremely positive.

Stuart will continue to develop his YMG coaching academy, with a new introductory Cadets course beginning on Saturday 13th October 2007 at 12 noon. Fort more information on anything relating to YMG or Acculength junior golf equipment, call Stuart on (01465) 811825 or e-mail:

Young Masters Golf (YMG)

The exciting Young Masters Golf (YMG) Junior Golf Programme is the best way for youngsters to get into the great game of golf.

Developed by a team of highly experienced PGA professional golfers, it is the ultimate solution for boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 16 years old who want to start playing golf or, if you already play, to get better.

The YMG Junior Golf Programme gives youngsters the perfect introduction to golf by showing them everything they need to know to enjoy this brilliant game for the rest of their life.


Brunston Castle Golf Club

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Ayrshire, Scotland, only four miles from the sea and five miles from Turnberry, the course is split by the Water of Girvan and lined with mature trees.

The superb clubhouse, which commands spectacular views over the course, has full dining and bar facilities and there is also a floodlit covered driving range on-site.

Visitors and groups are most welcome. A full range of dining facilities are available and company days, pro-ams and groups are expertly catered for.

Our professional staff are available for lessons, golf clinics and are happy to advise on a wide range of equipment.

Brunston Castle is a members’ club for both ladies and gentlemen.

Brunston Castle Golf Club
Golf Course Road
Scotland UK
KA26 9GD

Managing director: Michelle Edens

Tel: +44 (0)1465 811471 (Clubhouse)
+44 (0)1465 811825 (Pro Shop)

Fax: +44 (0)1465 811545



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