Pupils get a lesson from Louis Oosthuizen

School children from Borough Green rubbed shoulders with a golf star when they were invited to The Open Championship at Sandwich. 

Straight after playing the second round of The Open on Friday, last year’s champion Louis Oosthuizen took on eight primary school pupils. 

The school’s PE coordinator Tracey Burton said: “The children had the most amazing time playing against him and being filmed and photographed for the Golf Foundation. 

“They were given T-shirts by HSBC, who were the sponsors, and Louis signed them. All in all they spent about half and hour with him and when we were leaving and spotted the huge posters of Louis with the Claret Jug, one of the boys shouted ‘Look, there’s our friend we played golf with!’ 

“It was such a fantastic comment to make and it showed what a gentleman he had been with the children.” 

Mr Oosthuizen, who this year came 54th in the tournament won by Darren Clarke, was helping to profile the HSBC Golf Roots programme, which aims to reach one million youngsters a year by 2013. 

He said: “Tri-Golf is an excellent game to get the kids running around and hitting shots at targets. 

“It’s great fun and children need encouragement. I was delighted to help the Golf Foundation.”

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