Junior golf is on the rise in Junee, with almost 30 new young people signing up to play in the past few weeks.
Junee Golf Club secretary Terry Trinca said what started out as a challenge turned into a great new intake.
"We held the Junior Golf Day on August 25 and had 27 new juniors register to play, as well as 26 of those bringing their parents along to the event," he said.
"We challenged two of our juniors back in July to get more of their age group to sign up, and so two has become 27 in a couple of months."
Mr Trinca said the addition of Junee to the 'Juniors on the Move' golfing circuit was a big factor in the growth of the sport.
"Phil Cartwright, a professional golfer from Young, runs this event, which introduces children to competitive golfing rounds in a friendly way and this year was the first time Junee has been included since about 1988," he said.
"Kevin Jacobson and Shane Willis from the club also really deserve credit for getting it all up and running, it's really bringing a new vibrancy to town."
On top of the boosted registrations through the golf day, Junee High School has also added the sport to their repertoire, according to Mr Trinca.
"On Thursdays, the high school has golf as part of their PE opportunities, which only started last week," he said.
"They're hoping to make it a curriculum sport eventually too."
Mr Trinca said the sport was more valuable than many may think.
"Kids have a lack of options for non-contact sports," he said.
"If they have a disability for instance, or even if they're just a bit shy, it gives them a chance to get out and about in the sporting sphere, it builds up their confidence and that's what golf is all about."
Not only is it a good base for skills, Mr Trinca said the sport provides an avenue for families to bond.
"Kids can even compete against their parents so it makes it a whole family activity, like on Father's Day we had families come out, people had a ball and there was an even playing field," he said.
Kevin Jacobson, from the club, is also glad to see junior golf taking off, saying there was no prerequisite of skills to be able to get involved.
"Most of the children who came to the golf day had a reasonable idea of the sport but some had never picked a stick up before so Phil Cartwright taught them all the ropes," he said.
"At the end I set up a little composite course so the holes they played were only short, then they all had a barbecue, did the presentations and had a great afternoon."