Taking some time out from their preparation for the 2011 Brunel PGA Championship, a few pro golfers competing at the event stopped by the wards at Princess Margaret Hospital to meet some junior patients, and help them sharpen their putting skills with some great kid size putters and a specially donated putting mat for the hospital.
Professional golfers Steven Leaney, Jarrod Moseley, Kim Felton, Matt Jager, Michael Long and Matt Griffin provided mini lessons for those children well enough to leave their beds and head upstairs for their turn on the mat. The skill and enthusiasm on display from the children as well as the golfers provided lots of laughs for all of the families and nursing staff watching.
After showing the kids upstairs how to putt like the pros, the golfers then made their way into the wards to hand out some specially signed teddy bears and junior golf caps, and bring a little cheer to some new fans of the guys and their sport.
The golfers said they were looking forward to the tournament, but that it was important to take some time out and brighten the days of youngsters less fortunate.
The kids at PMH often miss out on experiences other children take for granted, and taking part in sport is one of those.
‘Golfers have always made it a real priority to help out with charity events, it’s part of the culture of golf and we love to give back’ says pro Stephen Leaney.
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