Fifty children from four Barnet primary schools tried their hand at golf in an initiative aimed at keeping the legacy of the Olympics alive.

Barnet’s Partnership for School Sport visited the Metro Golf Centre, next to Allianz Park in Mill Hill, for the borough heats of a regional competition on Wednesday, April 24.

The centre's PGA professional Jonathan Law visited the schools in the preceding weeks to give a few tips to the young competitors, most of whom had never played the sport before.

Five teams of ten competed at TriGolf, an introductory form of the game with plastic clubs and soft balls, to fight for a place in the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace this summer.

The Year Six team from Goldbeaters School in Edgware successfully defended challenges from their schoolmates in Year Four and teams from St Joseph’s, Colindale and St Paul’s, to take the crown.

Coach Jonathan said: “Now that golf is an Olympic sport, it is great these schemes are pushing to get more children involved.

“Thankfully we had glorious weather and it was a great success. For me it is all about getting more children playing golf.

“We will be doing the same again next year and hoping to get even more schools involved.”