LOCHGELLY Golf Club, with the season only weeks away, has announced the opportunity it is providing for young people to take up the game.

The club is offering free memberships to girls and boys under the age of 16 and coaching under the watchful eye of club professional Michael Kanev.

Said club president Derek Clark: "We want to offer young people who might be thinking of taking up the game this opportunity to learn the skills through the help of our pro along with the rules of the game and etiquette.

"They can then get playing on the course and we hope to be able to get a good number involved in enjoying the game and getting plenty of exercise."