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Junior Golf

The CNGPS/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. Coaches and Instructors 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 Junior Golf Pathway to On-Course Play

 

Term 2 (21 April to 26 June, 2021)

Term 3 (14 July to 18 September, 2021)

Term 4 (6 October to 18 December, 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).

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 exploring golf for the first time, we simplify 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 shortened 5-hole par 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.

$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 CNGPS/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)!

 

David MacKenzie, founder of Golf State of Mind says, "junior golfers can struggle with: 

  • Losing confidence and self-esteem

  • Being too focused on score and the end result

  • Being too nervous and having “performance anxiety”

  • Not being able to rebound from poor shots

  • Being too focused on what went wrong

  • Trying to please parents and coaches

  • Comparing themselves to their peers and worrying about what they think

 

Parents and coaches have a big influence over the development of a junior golfer’s mental game and how well they cope with and overcome these struggles, which can prevent them from playing their best game.

The words that a junior (or adult for that matter) hears before and after their rounds has a huge impact on their state of mind, their self-belief and their performance.  

 

Fortunately, juniors are very “coachable” and can learn new mental skills and change thinking patterns quickly. To learn the strategies to help a child improve their mental game, check out  5 ways to be a better parent to a junior golfer

Vacation Programs

School holiday winter vacation program

 

11am - 3pm

  • ​Wednesday 7 July, 2021

  • Thursday 8 July, 2021

 

Junior Members $65 / day 

Non Members $75 / day

(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

2021 Event Rescheduled!

Sunday, 12 September, 2021

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 event details view the 2021 Nomination Form

Lodge your completed 2021 form by email: golfshop@murwillumbahgolfclub.com.au before Wednesday, 8 September, 2021

Jeb Hunter Memorial Classic Murwillumbah Junior Open 

Elly Petersen and Kai

Komulainen – Winners

of the 2020 Jeb Hunter

Junior Golf Day

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