Preferred lies and Buggies permitted with care....keep out of the rough please!
Last updated: 12.12.2013 15:57
The Passport scheme 2013 will be rolled out in March. The format will be familiar in that coaching will be given in small groups, following a structured format, with acheiveable goals. There is also an online facility for players to monitor their progress. (The dates of each 6 week course will be posted very soon)!
Dave Marshall, is Junior Organiser, and a scratch golfer. This is his second season leading the Junior section.
2012 saw the wettest summer on record, but despite this we managed to run 60 hours of Junior Passport Scheme. This structured program allows all our younsters to progress at their own pace, with tick box progress being monitored as skills are developed.
We had strength in our 'tots' section, with up to 8 each week, working on chipping, pitching, putting.....and ettiquette.
Our second group, generally aged from 8 to 11 focused on all of the above, with the addition of distance control, playing holes, and bunker play.
The oldest group, although fewer in number, have had more focus on club selection, how to practice, competitive situations, and the mental approach.
Each group has progressed with a common agenda, to acheive a standard that progresses them towards playing on the full golf course. Now our little ones may not be there yet, but the work they have put in this year will be invaluable going forward. Real improvement will come from practice outside of the lessons,in other words homework. A little practice between coaching sessions adds tremendously to lesson content, and avoids repetition.
The new Membership rates are now in evidence for our Juniors, and reflect access to the course and facilities. Many thanks to Dave Marshall, and Sally Dare for their work in conjuntion with The Board of Directors, in making the whole scheme equitable and cost effective.
Many thanks to all those Juniors who attended classes this year, and to all those I will see in 2013, I look forward to helping you all play better golf!
Click here for the Enrolment form.
|Fixtures 2013||Click here|
-- ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS --
THURSDAY EVENING FUN SESSIONS
START ON 4TH APRIL 5.30 – 7.30PM
(weather permitting – check with Richard the Pro)
MEET ON SMALL PRACTICE GROUND
COME AND HAVE SOME FUN AND MEET OTHER JUNIORS!
We hope to run these sessions every week but it is subject to organisers being available – please check the Junior’s Section of Club website or Junior notice board or with Pro’s Shop to confirm it is running.
The session ends with squash and chips/crisps in clubhouse. Please respect the dress code – no denim jeans!
The Worcestershire Junior Section Update - June 2013
Summer has finally arrived and we have welcomed several new Junior and Academy members recently and look forward to playing golf with them.
The Fixture List of forthcoming competitions is on the notice board and the Junior web page. We will also put these competitions on teamer.net, it is helpful if you reply to these notifications so we know how many are coming.
There will be mini competitions for Academy Juniors in the summer (dates to be confirmed)
We are planning a Junior BBQ on 25th July after our usual fun session, which is open to Junior and Academy members and their families. The cost will be £6.50 for adults and £4 for Juniors, and tickets need to be purchased in advance so the caterers have an idea of numbers. A poster with more details will be placed shortly on the Junior notice board and web page.
As the Junior Section gets bigger we need more helpers for running fun sessions, matches and competitions. If there are any parents or Club members who would like to help with our enthusiastic young members please contact Dave Marshall or Sally Dare.
Sally Dare (01684 540198)
Dave Marshall (01684 574569)