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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.
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-- 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 Newsletter - March 2013
After the winter we have had it’s great to think that Spring may be on it’s way with lighter evenings and the chance to play golf in less than 3 layers of clothing!
Through the winter your Junior Organisers have been busy doing all the administration to enable the Juniors Section to run smoothly.
We have been working to renew our GolfMark accreditation. This is a set of guidelines for best practice when running Junior Sections to ensure that we are providing a safe and comfortable environment for you to learn and play golf.
After several years of being our Club Welfare Officer, Trina Cole has stepped down and is replaced by Pauline Stow. We would like to thank Trina very much for her support of the Section over the years. Our new Officer, Pauline has done a great job in updating our Child Protection Policy, which will shortly be posted on the Junior Notice Board.
As you know, we have introduced a new category of membership called Academy Membership aimed at beginners which costs only £40 per year and allows the use of the practice facilities, attending Thursday evening fun sessions and attending the social events for Juniors such as Bonfire night and Christmas party. We are encouraged by the amount of interest shown in this new membership so far.
Our new Junior Captain is Bill Thomas, who has a handicap of 13 and has been a member of the Club for 11 years. He is looking forward to meeting and playing with as many of you as possible in the next few months.
We have moved to a new Junior League this year due to the long travelling time to get to some of the matches last year. We are in the North Glos League and will be playing Brickhampton (near Churchdown, Gloucester) Monmouth Boys School (playing at Monmouth GC) Sherdans (outside Tewkesbury) and Ross GC. These are home and away fixtures and we will let you know the dates as soon as Dave has finalized them with the clubs.
Despite the bad weather through the winter we know some of you have been practicing hard at your golf. From our Club we have 6 boys in the County Coaching Academy, and one boy in the Boys County Team, as well as one girl in the England Select Training Squad, and playing for the Girls and Ladies County team. Well done to you all and good luck with your progress!
Our Thursday Evening Fun Sessions will commence on 4th April (weather permitting – check with Richard, the Pro!) starting at 5.30pm to 7.30pm. The older juniors may want to play on the main course, whilst beginners meet on the small practice ground to play mini competitions, practice shots or have a little coaching. This is your evening so do tell us what you want to do!
Our Fixture List for the season still needs some events adding to it but the first few Competitions are as follows. Meet by the Pro Shop:
Tuesday 9th April at 1pm: 18 hole Stableford
Sunday 21st April at 1pm 12 hole Competition
Sunday 12th May at 1pm 18 hole Stableford
Sunday 26th May at 1pm Medal Competition
We would like to see as many of you as possible gaining a handicap by putting three cards in this year, and these 18 hole Competitions are an ideal way of doing it.
Please watch the Junior Notice Board or Junior Section of the website for more information of future events. We also use “teamer.net” as a website to manage team availability for matches and notify you of events. It notifies juniors of forthcoming matches and allows them to reply by text or email. It will also notify by text any cancellations of Thursday evenings due to bad weather. To register for this facility please email your name, mobile number and email address to Helen Read at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to seeing you and good luck with your golf this year!
Sally Dare (01684 540198)
Dave Marshall (01684 574569)