Our Junior Section is very important to us as a club. Of course Juniors represent the future of the game and, with an enthusiastic Junior Committee, we aim to promote Junior golf as actively as we can. We appreciate that many of our Juniors will end up leaving the area and therefore the club- but our philosophy, in promoting our Junior Section, is driven by a desire to use the opportunity to contribute to the game as a whole, as well as the club.
To this end, in 2017 with the full support of our members, we launched a scheme offering free Junior Membership, initially aimed at children and grandchildren of Members and subsequently extended to include a limited number of bursaries to youngsters with no family connections in the game. This initiative re-energised our Junior section. We now have a healthy Junior Membership, the success of our Junior Open is the envy of other clubs and our Junior team goes from strength to strength in local and County competitions.
For 2019 we are introducing a small Junior Membership subscription fee but, with Membership starting at just £25, the benefits far outweigh the cost and benefits even include a free Social Membership card for a parent or guardian to enjoy the hospitality of the Clubhouse whilst waiting for their youngster to finish their game or lesson!
Members can and do support the Junior Section in a number of ways. By making a small donation with their subscription monies, by joining the 200 Club (ask the office for details) or simply by volunteering to help in Junior activities such as team events or coaching.
We offer a year-round programme of activities including coaching, competitions and matches against other clubs.
Amber Ratcliffe, our Assistant Professional and Junior Organiser provides a wide range of activities for all abilities.
Junior members, with qualifying handicaps, may play in all Club competitions.