Golf: Craig Parry to school Ballarat golfers

AUSTRALIAN golfing icon Craig Parry will impart his wisdom on Ballarat's golfing community through a one-off coaching session at the Ballarat Golf Club next Friday.

Parry will arrive in Ballarat on March 7 to deliver a master class clinic based around his famed short game as well as play a round on the club's Peter Thomson-designed layout.

Parry, 48, has 23 wins worldwide including 14 titles on the Australasian Tour and two titles on the US PGA Tour.

Among his most notable achievements are respective third and fourth placings on the US Open and British Open major championships.

The day will begin with a one-hour coaching clinic before Parry plays nine holes with Ballarat head professional Dominic Azzopardi and several of Ballarat's most promising juniors.

Parry's visit will be concluded by a one-hour question and answer session starting at 5pm.

Azzopardi won the services of Parry through his role in the On Course Golf franchise - which both he and Ballarat's pro shop are a part of.