With junior sport returning, Collie kids are being given the chance to try something different, with junior golf clinics coming to town. A taster day will be held on Sunday at the Collie Golf Club for kids who might be interested in joining the Impact South West Junior Golf program. The hour-long sessions will give participants a taste of Impact’s weekly sessions, beginning in August, with all equipment provided for new players. Impact coordinator Kate Goddard said golf could teach kids important life lessons, despite its reputation of being a game best suited to older people. “It teaches them good discipline and respect,” she said. “Typically golf is for older people, but it is good to start kids young so that if they decide after a while to give it up, the basics are the same if they decide to come back to it later in life. “It is also an individual sport, but we still try to make it feel like a team wherever we can. The trial session will be the first of its kind in Collie, with sessions previously being run at Bunbury Golf Club in conjunction with the Shani Waugh Golf School. “We are trying to get golf recognised as a sport that kids can do in the South West,” Ms Goddard said. The Western Australian Golf Foundation is funding the event, which includes sending highly regarded golf coach Shani Waugh and Capel Golf Club course professional Troy Murphy for Collie for the sessions. Ms Goddard is a trainee in the three-year PGA of Australia development program which involves three years playing golf, working in the industry, and completing golf-related assignments. The session runs from 11.30am to 12.30pm on July 26, with regular sessions running on Tuesday nights between 3.30pm and 4.30pm commencing August 3.