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Junior Golf

​The MGIC driving range, situated at the entrance of Murwillumbah Golf Club, offers protection from sun and rain. It includes short par 3 pitch 'n' put holes, making it an ideal place for juniors to learn the game of golf. Children of all abilities, from beginners to the most assured young golfers are welcome, along with their families.

 

The MGIC Team of accredited PGA Coaches and Community Instructors are positive, patient and fun - all hold current Working With Children Check (WWCC) status in NSW, which involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. They inspire learners and use their expertise to unpack complex ideas into their simplest forms to build knowledge and measure competency at every level.

 

Four types of junior programs are available:

Though fun and inclusive game-based activities, young golfers participating in the weekly Junior MyGolf Clinics and vacation programs learn about the code of polite behaviour, golf rules, technique, strategy and sportsmanship. 

 

As understanding and skill increases, learners transition into private lessons, supervised practice sessions and on course tuition taught before or after school at the range and on real fairways and greens. We focus on mastering 7 main shots, which all require slightly different approaches:

• Putting
• Pitching
• Chipping
• Bunker play
• Irons
• Woods/hybrids
• Driver

 

When a person understands how to play these shots they enjoy playing golf and are happier with their game as they practice and increase playing. 

Junior golfers also have the opportunity to play in a variety of junior events such as the The Jeb Hunter Memorial Classic, attend golf camps and play social or competitive golf. 

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Weekly Junior Clinics

NSW 'Active Kids' vouchers welcome! 

 

View the MGIC Junior Golf Pathway to On-Course Play

 

Term 2 (21 April to 26 June, 2021)

Golf is a safe, long term sport that teaches life skills, sportsmanship and etiquette. The weekly junior clinics encourage, participation and facilitate age and skill level appropriate golf development for beginner to intermediate junior golfers. The children enjoy having fun and developing their fine motor and athletic ability, golf and social skills, and most importantly, a love for the game of golf.

 

Wednesday (3.45pm - 5.00pm) 

  • 1st and 3rd Wednesdays / month - on course tuition and play

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesdays / month - at the range strengthening essential skills for improving on course play

On course play follows an Ambrose format and begins by teeing off from the red markers to shorten the fairways on each hole. The number of holes completed will vary according to the speed of play and available daylight. In spring and summer, when daylight is plentiful, at least 7 holes will be played, making Wednesday afternoons a great option for intermediate junior golfers who are keen to participate in a junior competition (approx. ages 9 to 13).

MGC Junior Members $130 / term

Non Members $150 / term (extra $20 for green fees) 

Saturday (8.00am - 8.30am) 

For little ones, aged 4 - 7 who are new to golf, MGIC simplifies the rules and terminology to teach the basic elements of golf, but in a modified form, falling somewhere between miniature and regulation golf.

Only two brightly colored, modified golf clubs are used. The 'Launcher' allows for full shots, pitching and chipping to be played off a small rubber mat and tee called the 'Launch Pad". The children learn to hit fluffy tennis balls over small distances towards velcro targets and flags. The 'Roller' is used to putt the ball towards triangular velcro targets to score points ! 

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The modified equipment, targets and flags make golf easier and lots more fun. Participants and coaches are able to track progress by observing measurable skill progression, strengths and weaknesses. Instruction is flexible and tailored to suit individual needs and skill levels. Safety is a key focus with hula-hoop 'look-then-hit' and cone 'wait-your-turn' zones clearly defined.

 

$100 term or $10 / session 

Saturday (9.00am - 10.00am) 

This session is designed for juniors who are new to golf, aged 7 and older. MGIC uses real golf clubs, cut to size, targets, flags and a 5 hole per 3 course to make the learning and playing experience enjoyable! Rules for safe play underpin quiz questions and answers and safety zones are clearly defined for everyone.

 

Fun drills help children develop their motor skills, balance, strength and coordination, as golf requires all of these. We also play games involving sharing and turn-taking to develop a variety of golf concepts and talk about equipment, etiquette, rules and other important strategies like problem solving.

Mums, dads, grandparents and careers can purchase tea and fresh coffee with a muffin or biscuit from MGIC and make a morning of it!

$130 / term or $18 / session 

 

NSW 'Active Kids' vouchers welcome! 

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Services

 

A Parent's Critical Role

It's important to promote sportsmanship, honesty, and ethical behavior.  These values are vital in sports and generally in life.

 

The MGIC Team is looking out for these things in children.

 

After practice or a game, parents should congratulate children, no matter what the outcome or score.

 

As a guide, ask these three questions, which help to listen and reinforce the values of joy, wellness and ongoing improvement. 

Did you have fun?

What did you learn?

Did you try your best?

 

I love you (followed by a hug)!

Vacation Programs

School holiday autumn vacation program

11am - 3pm

  • ​Wednesday 14 April, 2021

 

School holiday winter vacation program

 

11am - 3pm

  • ​Wednesday 7 July, 2021

  • Thursday 8 July, 2021

  • Friday 9 July, 2021

 

Skills development, testing and games, swing development, 9 hole competition, presentation and prizes.

MGC Junior Members $65 / day OR $180 for 3 days 

Non Members $75 / day OR $210 for 3 days 

(includes equipment, games, lunch, drinks and prizes)

 

What to wear:

  • junior golf attire (shirt | shorts | pants | skorts)

  • hat, runners or golf shoes

What to bring

  • sun screen and water bottle

  • golf clubs

MGC Junior Competition

For further information contact the Golf Shop Team.  

(02) 6672 4200

murwillumbahgolfshop.com.au

233 Byangum Road, Murwillumbah NSW 2484 

Jeb Hunter Memorial Classic Murwillumbah Junior Open 

2021 Event Postponed

New date TBA! 

Save the Date: March 20, 2022

Murwillumbah Golf Club

Great prizes, a great golf course and this event incorporates the NRDGA Junior Championship with additional prizes for NRDGA Registered players.

 

For further event details view the Nomination Form

Lodge your completed form by email: golfshop@murwillumbahgolfclub.com.au before Wednesday 16 March 2022

Elly Petersen and Kai

Komulainen – Winners

of the 2020 Jeb Hunter

Junior Golf Day

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