Golf is an excellent sport for young people to have a go at. It encourages social skills by opening up opportunities to make new friends and gives them some valuable fresh air and movement.
We welcome Junior Members from the age of 5 and of any ability. In recent years we have seen our Junior Section thrive to over 40 Junior Members. A number of which are now well on the way to earning their first handicap.
Over the last couple of seasons, we have been working hard at DGC to re-establish our Junior section.
Our Junior committee has expanded, and this has helped us to develop all aspects of this section. It was important to that we gained accreditation with Safe Golf as part of this process. This means that those working with our young charges have been vetted and fully checked regarding DBS, also attending the appropriate courses that were needed. We now have processes in place so that we can make sure that everyone attending coaching or joining the club is well cared for.
At present we have 5 committee members but would welcome more. The more we have the easier it is for the existing ones to provide an even better service to the juniors at the club or who attend coaching.
We work together providing any help that is required for introducing juniors to the game of golf. For those that enjoy the group coaching sessions and decide to continue with this sport, we further their development and help them to acquire the skills needed to play the game, encouraging them to continue improvement in all areas of this sport and then with help to obtain a handicap.
Once they have acquired a handicap and have become a junior member, they can then play in competitions to improve their game hopefully reducing their handicap along the way. Allan Burck (Chair of the Juniors Committee) will be keenly watching this group as he looks for juniors to represent our club in matches as they become more proficient.
Some Juniors wishing to join the club may already have a good understanding of the game and a handicap. We welcome all boys or girls in this group to become a member of Davenport Golf Club.
As the season progresses our website will be updated. Photographs from coaching and winners added.
More importantly if you have got to the end of this introduction to our Junior section it may have given you the information that you require to make further enquiries regarding coaching or joining.
We look forward to hearing from any prospective future young golfers.
Kath, Allan, Christine, Jamie & Ros
Saturday Coaching Sessons
If you think you would be interested in attending our coaching sessions on a Saturday morning with Jamie & Christine or if you already have a handicap and would like to join the club the first person to contact is Kath Grindey via the button below or email email@example.com.
Junior Committee Vacancies
We have identified two areas where we need two more people to get involved! At present we are organising appropriate competitions and looking at trying to have 4 social events each year, but having dedicated individuals in these posts will be another step in the right direction for our committee and golf club.