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Junior Golf

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Services

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 golf etiquette (respectful behaviour), 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. 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, attend golf camps and play social or competitive golf. 

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Vacation Program

9am to 12pm​

Winter 2022 (July)

  • ​Tue 12, Wed 13 and Thur 14

 

Spring 2022 (Oct)

  • ​Tue 4, Wed 5 and Thur 6 

$35 / day

(includes equipment, games, on-course play and snacks)

NSW 'Active Kids' vouchers are NOT eligible for vacation programs - view the Active Kids Recipient Guidelines.

 

Ages:

  • Children - Primary School age

  • Young people - High School age

This program is best suited to those aged 5 to 17 years, enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12. 

Inclusion:

  • All welcome - golf is a sport for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, class, language, beliefs or ability.

  • The program celebrates diversity and activities are easily modified to support children and young people with various sensory, intellectual or physical needs.

What to wear:

  • golf or sport leisure attire (shirt | shorts | pants | skorts)

  • hat

  • runners or golf shoes

  • jacket or sun sense sleeves

What to bring:

  • water bottle with water

  • sun screen

  • mosquito repellent wristband, patch, clip or repellent

  • your smile

  • golf clubs are not essential (bring them if you have your own set) 

Tell us about any:

  • special dietary requirements or allergies

  • medications

  • participation or equipment modifications

  • behavioral, cognitive or other support strategies

  • collection or protection requirements

Please view our Child Safe Policy

Bookings are essential! Click the orange book now button and select Graeme Trew's calendar

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Weekly Junior Clinic

3.45pm to 4.45pm

 

Term 3 2022 

  • (10 weeks - Wed 20 Jul to 21 Sep) 

 

Term 4 2022 

  • (9  weeks - Wed 12 Oct to 7 Dec) 

 

$15 / week or $115 / term (pay upfront - save $35)

NSW 'Active Kids' vouchers welcome! 

 

Bookings are essential! Click the orange book now button and select Graeme Trew's calendar.

 

Golf is a safe, long term sport that teaches life skills, such as sharing, turn-taking and other important strategies like problem solving. Golf also promotes concepts like playing within the rules, good sportsmanship, etiquette and physical literacy which is "the motivation, confidence, physical competence, understanding and knowledge to maintain physical activity at an individually appropriate level throughout life" (Whitehead, 2006).

This is the holistic learning that gives children and young people:

  • physical skills and fitness;

  • the attitudes and emotions that motivate them to be active;

  • the social skills to be active with others; and

  • the knowledge and understanding of how, why and when you move.

 

MyGolf Weekly Junior Clinics facilitate age and skill appropriate participation and development in a fun and relaxed environment. Each child will commence at a level that reflects their confidence and ability. This skills based assessment of where to commence the learning journey considers their goals, age, physical literacy and ability.

Bronze (Beginner) - Juniors new to golf 

  • Children in lower primary school, approx. 4 - 7 years

  • No prior experience needed

  • Modified plastic equipment is supplied. Only two brightly colored, plastic 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 large velcro targets and flags, making golf easier and lots more fun. The 'Roller' is used to putt the ball towards triangular velcro targets to score points! 

  • Fun drills help children develop their motor skills, balance, strength and coordination, as golf requires all of these

  • Children learn the basic elements of golf in a modified form, which resembles mini golf

  • Instruction is flexible and tailored to suit individual needs

  • Safety is a key focus with hula-hoop 'look-then-hit' and cone 'wait-your-turn' zones clearly defined

  • Children may begin to explore 2 to 5 holes of the golf course in small groups - 3 children to one adult playing an Ambrose golf format, teeing off 100 meters from the hole

Silver - Intermediate - Juniors beginning social golf

  • Primary school children, approx. 7 - 10 years

  • Little prior experience needed

  • Modified junior golf equipment is supplied. Generally a small 7 iron, sand wedge and putter are used for full shots, pitching and chipping off a small rubber mat or grass with a tee. The children learn to hit rubber golf balls over short and medium distances towards obstacles, targets and flags. A small putter is used to putt the ball towards holes on the practice green to score points!

  • Instruction is flexible and tailored to suit individual needs

  • Safety is a key focus with hula-hoop 'look-then-hit' and cone 'wait-your-turn' zones clearly defined

  • Children learn the fundamental elements of golf, including simplified rules and terminology, falling somewhere between miniature and regulation golf

  • Coaches and participants are able to track progress by observing measurable skill progression, strengths and weaknesses 

  • Children will explore 5 - 9 holes of the golf course in small groups - 3 children to one adult playing an Ambrose golf format, teeing off 150 meters from the hole
  • One team (the winners, most improved, the best listeners or the team with the best attitude, behaviour or manners) will give a joint acceptance speech to take home a prize or trophy for that week

  • Children demonstrate they are ready for on-course play and learning at Golf level by achieving all required golf skills and knowledge through the Junior Golf Pathway to On-Course Play Golf Safety, Rules and Scoring Quiz

 

Gold - Proficient - Juniors developing competative golf skills

  • Upper primary to high school children, approx. 11 to 17 years

  • Hold a Golf Australia handicap with the goal of achieving a semi-technical approach to skills development, practice, goal setting, the golf mindset and game development for amateur golf

  • Participants usually have their own full or half set of golf clubs and use real (soft feel) golf balls. The set may be new or pre-loved and will include a 5, 7 and 9 iron, a pitching and sand wedge, a driver and possibly a 7 hybrid

  • Rules for safe play underpin quiz questions and answers Safety zones are clearly defined for everyone

  • Children refine the fundamental elements of golf and will know and understand many of the rules and terminology for regulation golf

  •  Children will regularly play 9 - 18 holes of golf recreationally or competitively in small groups with other children or adults teeing off from the women's or men's tees

  • Each individual will be confident to prepare and present a short speech to accept a prize or trophy

  • Children graduate to platinum level by consistently achieving skills assessment outcomes that lead to eligibility for selection in sub-elite junior golf development programs

 

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Play Junior Golf

​8.30am to 10.30am

 

(Please arrive 20 mins early to register, prepare score cards, confirm groups, handicaps etc.)

 

Term 2 2022 

  • (9  weeks - Sun 1 May to 26 June) 

Term 3 2022 

  • (9 weeks - Sun 24 Jul to 18 Sep

 

Term 4 2022 

  • (9  weeks - Sun 16 Oct to 11 Dec) 

 

$30 Annual Junior Membership, plus $5 / week

NSW 'Active Kids' vouchers welcome! 

On Sunday morning junior golfers can play golf in the 5 or 9 Hole Junior Social Competition at Narrabri Golf Course. 

 

The competitions follow a variety of golf formats including fun twists on the traditional Fourball Ambrose, Strokeplay, Stableford and Matchplay formats.

 

  • Each child is allocated a handicap 

  • Parents are encouraged to assist

  • Players can't score their own card - A playing partner or adult must score

 

Children who are new to golf will tee off from markers that create the most suitable fairway length for their ability, scores and handicap.  Part of the learning process is playing within modified golf rules, good sportsmanship, respecting ourselves and others and maintaining the speed of play. The number of holes completed will vary according to the speed of play and course availability.

Prizes vary:

  • NETT Winner

  • Nearest the pin

  • Least (or best) putts

  • Personal best achievement and sportsmanship

What to wear:

  • golf or sport leisure attire (shirt | shorts | pants | skorts)

  1. hat

  2. runners or golf shoes

  3. jacket or sun sense sleeves

What to bring:

  • water bottle with water

  • sun screen

  • mosquito repellent wristband, patch, clip or repellent

  • your smile

  • your golf equipment (if you have your own set) 

Tell us about any:

  • participation or equipment modifications

  • behavioral, cognitive or other support strategies

  • collection or protection requirements

Please view our Child Safe Policy

Bookings are essential!

Click the orange book now button. Under 'Social Golf Competitions' choose the Junior Golf Competition option.

Sub-elite Junior Golf Development

Platinum - Accomplished - Juniors honing their armature representative golf skills 

Fees are determined on an individual basis. Please Contact Us to discuss program needs.

  • High school children, approx. 11 to 17 years who are a registered junior member of a NSW Golf Club

  • Hold a Golf Australia (GA) handicap

Boys with a GA handicap between 30 to 12 or lower 

Girls with a GA handicap between 35 to 15 or lower

  • Own or can purchase a full set of golf clubs (new or pre-loved)

  • Have a goal of achieving a more focused technical approach to skills development and goal setting

  • Willing to undertake a structured golf development program that may include: an annual Golf Health Check; golf clinics; supervised practice sessions; or a package of private lessons with on-course tuition (to suit individual needs and aspirations)

  • Be prepared to work with a specialist Golf Mind Coach to help you build an unbreakable mental game on and off the golf course. Consistent and brilliant performances are mastered in the mind first - get the insights and strategies used by some of the world's best players

  • Be inspired to compete in local, state or national junior golf competitions and open days and join the Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation development pathway - MyGolf Junior League 

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.

 

We all have a responsibility to look out for these things in children and young people.

 

After practice or a game, parents and carers 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, or well done (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

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