Kid's Golf &
Gerringong Junior Golf Program

The Aim

 

The aim of the Gerringong Junior Golf Program is to give children of all ages a pathway to becoming a golfer. Whether it be a once a year player, social player, club player or professional, this program teaches children the fundamentals of the game. It also gives children the understanding of rules, ethics and fair play. 

 

Ethics of the Game

 

Golf is one of the only sports where you can call a penalty on yourself. Teaching young children the importance of good ethics and fair play will give them a great stepping stone into their early lives. I teach kids the value of being honest and the respect they will get from their peers as they grow older. 
It is very important to also teach our young golfers about frustration control. We all get frustrated on the golf course, I will teach the children how to laugh and enjoy themselves when golf things don’t go well out on the course.

 

The Program

 

This program is designed to allow children as young as 4 years of age, the opportunity to learn the game of golf from a PGA Professional. Each section of the program is designed to let the kids have fun and learn the game of Golf. All of the juniors will be put into different levels/classes depending on their age and skill level. For the juniors to move up a level they will need to pass the playing test.
At the conclusion of each day, there will be a small presentation of prizes and the winning kids will be encouraged to make speeches.
 

Ages 4-6

  • An introduction to golf, the golf course and the rules of golf.

  • Fun games using junior golf clubs, golf balls & tennis balls.

 

Ages 7-12

  • Learning more advanced rules & ethics.

  • Technical coaching, games and on course playing.

 

Eg: Playing from the Turtles 25 metre tee.

If the hole is a par 3 then a score of 3 is needed to make par.

If the hole is a par 4 then a score of 4 is needed to make par.

If the hole is a par 5 then a score of 5 is needed to make par.

Each time they play a new hole they will hit off from a designated tee 25 metres from the front of the green. If the score for the holes played adds up to par or better, then that child graduates to the next stage. In this case it would be to the Dolphins and then the process starts again. 

 




Turtles

Playing holes from the 25 metre Pink Tees. 

 

Dolphins

Playing holes from the 50 metre Orange Tees. 

 

Sharks

Playing holes from the 75 metre Red Tees. 

 

Humpbacks

Playing holes from the 100 metre Yellow Tees.

 

 

Junior Club Members

 

To become a full playing junior member of Gerringong Golf Club with a handicap, juniors will need to be able to negotiate 4 sections of the Junior Program. 

Every junior will start as a Turtle and progress as they improve. To be able to progress to the next stage, the kids will need to be able to have a score equal to par or better for a minimum of 5 holes. The normal par on each hole of the course will stay the same.

  • Continued coaching and development.

  • Playing 18 holes and getting a GA handicap.

  • Playing in member competitions.

  • Junior Pennant representative opportunities.

  • Junior golf tournaments.


 

Terms, Days & Times
 

There are four school terms and therefore 4 coaching terms. Each coaching term runs for approximately 8-10 weeks. 
The coaching days will be Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons.
There are 2 programs run on both days. 


Program 1 
7-12 year olds
30 minute coaching session 
5-9 holes of golf (depending on time and light)
3.30pm-5.00pm

 

Program 2
4-6 year olds

30minute coaching session

3-5 holes of golf (depending on time and light)

4.00pm-5.00pm

Costs

$100.00 per term or $20.00 per session.

Active Kids Vouchers welcomed.

 

Contact

Shane Cochrane (Club Professional)

Proshop: 02 4234 3333

Mobile: 0422 742 763

Email: scochrane@pgamember.org.au

JUNIOR REGISTRATION FORM- To download, click here