PUPILS from Sanderson’s Wynd Primary School were treated to a fantastic day of all things golf last week as they hosted the final day of the Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) Scottish Open trophies tour.

Beth Allen, ambassador for ASI and member of the Ladies European and LPGA Tour, was there on the day and attended a special assembly and Q&A session with pupils to give more insight into her life as a professional golfer.

Tranent’s Active Schools coordinator Adam Martin also presented information about both the men’s and ladies’ Scottish Opens coming to Gullane before primary five students took part in a ClubGolf session, led by East Lothian Golf Development Officer Kate Green with assistance from Scottish Golf, Active Schools, the Stephen Gallacher Foundation and Beth Allen.

A ClubGolf mass participation session was then held over lunchtime to give all children at the school a chance to experience golf, using everything from plastic ClubGolf equipment, professional clubs and golf balls to Scottish Golf inflatable nets.

About 14,000 primary and high school pupils in East Lothian have been visited at their schools as part of the trophies tour in the run-up to the Scottish Open, which takes place from next Thursday (July 12), and the Ladies’ Scottish Open which begins on Thursday, July 26.

Mr Martin said: “The trophies tour finale at Sanderson’s Wynd was an amazing day and these children not only got to see the trophies up close but also got to grill a brilliant professional athlete in Beth Allen. It was also fantastic to give them the opportunity to swing a golf club for the first time.

“I hope that the trophy tour has inspired children across East Lothian to come down to Gullane in July and continue to get involved in golf. Hopefully by working with Scottish Golf and local clubs we can capitalise on this legacy for many years to come.”