Junior Golf Performance Centre
at Yorkshire Golf Academy
Grass Roots Programme
Aimed at the younger junior golfer (typically aged 6+) , this programme is designed to offer a fun, interactive experience that delivers not only golf skills but all round sporting skills.
Our sessions will typically contain many other activities that compliment golf allowing the children to feel comfortable and have some fun whilst learning golf at the same time. With a strong emphasis on building fundamental movement skills the coaches can then look to develop more golf specific skills once this underlying foundation has been made.
With a small coach to pupil ratio (1:6) it means we can offer plenty of individual coaching to your child to help them.
One of the most important parts of the programme is being able to offer juniors the chance to actually play on a “real” golf course! Too often children are simply lined up in large groups, focusing on basic technique such as grips and postures and never get the opportunity to actually play on the course.
Our junior programme will offer regular playing opportunities on the golf course whereby children play a course based on their individual needs. Using a simple grading system, we assign juniors a golf course that is based on how far THEY hit the golf ball.
As they grow, the course grows! It happens in all other sports from football though to rugby so we feel that golf should be no different! Children should not be treated as mini adults, so when they feel confident enough to move back to a longer course they can do. We often leave the decision in their hands which gives the children a sense of ownership!
Along the journey the the juniors will be using the Junior Golf Passport to monitor their progress, take notes and play some fun games in between lessons! This Junior Golf Passport is the national scheme set out by The Golf Foundation and each junior will have their own golfing book as well as an online locker to keep updated including fun games and challenges!
To find out more , or to book your child onto our programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Development Programme
Aimed at the more experienced junior golfer this programme is designed for those juniors who may have aspirations to gain a handicap and compete on the local junior circuit.
Often, juniors who participate in this programme have achieved Level 2 of the Junior Golf Passport scheme. Many of the golfers who enrol on this programme have some experience at playing on a golf course and are aware of many of the basic rules and etiquettes when playing on the golf course.
It is often the case that some juniors enrolled on this programme have limited golfing experience, however, their sporting background allows them to learn the game of golf quicker than most so we often advise children to start on this programme.
Children on this programme will be competing on a regular basis on modified length holes and many juniors will receive invites to join the fantastic junior golf section here at Moor Allerton Golf Club.
The junior section at the club has some superb opportunities and will allow juniors their first opportunity to gain an official handicap so they can play in club competitions as well as being able to compete in open competitions around the country!
To find out more , or to book your child onto this programme please email email@example.com
Junior Tournaments and Events
Allowing junior golfers the opportunity to REGULARLY play on a course is vitally important. In all other sports, children get to compete from a young age and these opportunities enhance their sporting skills as well as aiding their social development.
We absolutely appreciate that children are simply not mini adults, so we have designed a level of competition that suits the child’s INDIVIDUAL needs. Using a modified golf course colour coding system, the golfers start from one of 4 possible points on each hole. As they get bigger and stronger, the course gets longer similar to grass roots football and rugby.
Using the fabulous Moor Allerton Golf Club as our base, we are aiming to get together as often as possible! Generally played on Saturday/Sunday afternoons our events are open to ALL junior golfers here at the academy as well as those taking lessons elsewhere. We are simply here to provide a playing opportunity for junior golfers! The events are usually played over 9 holes, however some younger children may choose to play less than this. The entry fee for each event is £5 and this includes a gift for every player prior to teeing off as well as prizes for the winners!! All juniors need is a few clubs to play with and a parent to talk around to help carry golf bags and offer advice when marking the score cards.
Don’t worry if your child doesn’t have his/her set of clubs just yet, we can source some for you to borrow!
To enter your child simply email Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your childs name, age and the approximate distance they hit their driver! All entrants will be allocated an official tee off time which will be emailed out approximately 3 days prior to the event!