Ladies Competition Morning Tee will open for general play at 12.10pm. With the following restrictions: Preferred Lies.
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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IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN TRYING GOLF?
If your child is interested in trying golf or joining the Worcestershire Golf Club, here are some details of what we offer:
We run "Fun Evenings" on Thursdays through the summer starting on Thursday 10th April at 5.30pm until about 7.00pm on the small practice ground of the Golf Club. This is open to any child that may be interested in trying golf. It is also the Club evening for Junior members so we have Juniors from 6 up to 17 years there, but the emphasis is on fun and there will be our Club Coach and volunteers present to get beginners started. We have some golf clubs available for beginners but if your child has a club(s), bring them along. We do ask a parent to stay around the Club for the Thursday sessions as we do not collect medical or contact details from each child. If the weather looks bad on the day or occasionally if coaches/volunteers are not available, we may have to cancel it -- check with the Pro Shop on 575992.
There is no charge for the first couple of sessions -- then if they would like to join there are two options:
Academy membership (about £30 up to 30th September). This entitles them to attend Thursday evening sessions and any social events (Summer BBQ, Fireworks and Xmas Party) as well as using the practice facilities of the Club. Our small practice ground has 5 short practice holes. We also hope to run some Fun Competitions for Academy players on these practice holes through the summer at weekends.
Full Junior Membership: £52.00 for up to 11 years old up to 30th September
£72.00 for 12 to 15 years old
£112.00 for 16 to 18 years old
Includes the facilities of Academy membership, junior competitions and matches, and use of the main course. Children of primary school age need to be accompanied by an adult on the course, and before we allow any child on the course the Junior Committee like to check that they are safe/competent to play on it.
There are group lessons available from our Pro (last year these were £24 for six lessons) He is currently setting dates for these and it is best to speak to him directly. Phone: 575992
We hope this answers your questions, please ring us if you have any more queries.
Dave Marshall (01684 574569) Junior Organiser
Sally Dare (01684 540198) Junior Organiser
The Worcestershire Junior Section Newsletter January 2014
It is good to see the ground drying out after all the rain we have had, and days getting a little longer! During the winter months Dave and Sally have been preparing golf activities for you in the year ahead.
2013 was a good year for our Junior Section. Our membership increased to over 50 during the year, ranging from our talented players with single figure handicaps to younger ones joining our new Academy membership.
Many Juniors played in Competitions during the year and it was good to see lots of you reducing your handicaps. We had increased numbers entering our Junior Championship in September, an 18 hole stroke play competition, which was won by Josh Marshall with a Gross 83. Joe Cain won the best nett prize with a nett 67 – congratulations to both!
In the summer we held 5 hole competitions on the Academy Course and 7 hole competitions on the main course to encourage our younger players. We hope to do more of these in the year ahead.
We entered the North Glos Junior League last year, playing matches both home and away against Sherdans, Monmouth School, Ross and Brickhampton. We came third in our division, which was a good result considering some of our team had never played matches before. In the Team Championships played at Cotswold Hills in August we came second in gross and handicap team prizes and Tom Howells came first gross in the individual competition.
This year we have been drawn against Burghill Valley, Ross, and Brickhampton – let’s aim to improve on last year’s achievement!
By the end of the season Josh Marshall had joined the U16 Boys County Coaching squad and five boys had been selected for the CAP County Coaching programme (this group is for boys who have potential to be in the County Coaching squad in the next couple of years)
Lucy Walton has been selected for the England Girls Coaching Squad.
Bill Thomas was our Captain in 2013 and we would like to thank him for his good work in captaining matches and supporting junior activities during the year. This year we are pleased to welcome Lucy Walton as Captain, and she has written a few words to introduce herself:
“Hi, I am Lucy Walton and I am 14 years old. I have a handicap of three and I am currently in the England West Midlands Girls under 16’s squad. Some of my achievements to date include 3rd at English Girls Championship in 2011 and 2012, being the youngest ladies County Champion (2012, aged 12), County Junior Girls Champion (2011) and winning the Club Championship in 2012.
I have been a member of The Worcestershire since 2008 when I had a handicap of 36. My family had moved to Malvern from Northumberland and the club were really helpful in introducing me to the junior members, as well as the ladies. Since then the club has encouraged and supported me in to improving and enjoying my golf. Lots of the Juniors I first met have now moved into the adult’s section. Now it is time to bring the next generation through the club. This season, being your new Junior Captain I hope to encourage all you budding golfers as well as those just wishing to give golf a try and help grow our junior section. I look forward to seeing you at the Junior fun nights, held on Thursdays, as well as at the Junior competitions.
We hope to hold the Junior Captain’s Drive In on Thursday 10th April, at the first of our Thursday evening Fun Sessions – meet at 5.30pm on the small practice ground.
Last year the Rotary Club of Malvern, who hold their meetings at the Golf Club, presented the Junior Section with a Silver Cup which is to be awarded to the Junior Member of the Year. This may be a junior who has put in a great deal of effort to help the Section, or in representing the Club or who has made a significant improvement in their own game. The cup was presented by Harry Tanner and this was awarded to Lucy Walton at the Club Presentation night.
On a separate note, last year after considerable work we were awarded GolfMark High Achiever status, which indicates that we are running the Section in line with best practice for teaching Junior golf. We are now looking for support from parents or Club members to help run events and continue expanding the section.
Our Fixture List is attached, we look forward to seeing everyone at the first Fun Evening on the season on Thursday 10th April at 5.30pm.