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Event aims to unlock the potential in North Ayrshire

Posted on 13 Jul 2017
A RANGE of speakers – including former European No.1 Ronan Rafferty – will come together in a conference being held between the Aberdeen Asset Management Men’s and Ladies Scottish Open.


The Unlocking Potential: Driving for Success event will look to inspire and provide an insight into how clubs can encourage participation and develop young talent.


Ronan Rafferty won the European Tour Order of Merit in 1989 and will talk about his experiences and what it takes to make it to the top.


Drew Wallace is Programme Leader Sports Coaching and Development at the University of West of Scotland and will explain how positive thinking and the correct mindset approach is key to any potential sporting superstar.


Fresh from her victory in the Scottish Ladies Amateur Championship, Connie Jaffrey will explain what it takes to make the grade in the female game.


Chris Dirkin is also speaking at the event. He has previously worked with the England & Wales Cricket Board and helped get cricket into over 20,000 schools in England over a five-year period.


He is now involved with local kids golf club manufacturer Golphin and his interactive lessons – including Alphabet chipping – have proved hugely successful across North Ayrshire schools.


Dean Davies will provide some on-course entertainment with his brilliant array of trick shots.


Organisers of the event are looking for five representatives from clubs across Ayrshire to take part but all are welcome subject to availability.


If you would like further information, contact brucemcmaster@north-ayrshire.gov.uk


The event takes place on Tuesday 18 July at the Gailes Suite, Gailes Hotel. Registration is from 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start