A new golf drive for budding young Wirral golfers will be launched at Arrowe Park this Easter.

Youngsters aged five-to-12 will be able to hone their skills under the guidance of golf professionals.

The “Tri-Golf” initiative – a specially adapted version of the game – is aimed at encouraging young players to take up the sport. The principle of the game is the same, but the yardage of the course is shorter and players use plastic clubs and rubber balls.

This is the second Club TG in Wirral. The first opened three years ago and is still running on the council’s pitch ‘n’ putt course on King’s Parade, New Brighton.

Sessions run from Easter to October, but the course is open all year.

The club is split into three different age groups.

Funding for the new course was obtained from the "Love Wirral Fund" by the council’s community golf coach Neil Price.

He learned to play golf on the municipal course at Arrowe Park with his friend, Wirral golf pro Ian Keenan. Both men have competed in the Open Golf Championship.

Said Neil: "I’m particularly happy that we will be starting Club Tri-Golf at Arrowe Park where Ian and I learned to play and love the game.

"I hope the course will prove the launching pad for other young people in the sport."

The opening of the new facility is part of Wirral’s ‘Road to the Open’ campaign, which will deliver roadshows and fun activities to get more people into golf in the run up to the Open, which takes place at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, from July 13 to July 20.