Thurlestone Golf Club are very proud of their Juniors. In recent years the Junior Team have been succesful within the County and the Club proudly have representatives in every age group of the Devon County Junior Teams.
The Junior section is run by committee members Liz Line, Lee Hoskin, Andy Robinson, Marc Chester and Club Professional Steve White. To contact the Junior Organisers please ring the golf club on 01548 560405.
The Junior Captain for 2024 is George Inch.
There is a junior competition each month , normally at the weekend, and the Thurlestone Junior Team play competitively throughout the County in inter-club Leagues and Cup competitions.
THURLESTONE JUNIOR ACADEMY
In 2014 we started the Thurlestone Junior Academy with one group of 6 juniors and now we have 6 groups. This success is due to the work we have achieved in local schools, showcasing at the Kingsbridge Show and the structure in place within the Academy, also the enthusiasm of the Junior Committee here at Thurlestone Golf Club, each individual junior and their parents have to be praised too.
The Academy has been ably supported by Thurlestone Golf Club, with the Club offering Academy members a special introductory HALF PRICE membership deal once they have attended two Blocks of 6 lessons.
JUNIOR GOLF ACCESS
During the past few years we have introduced Junior Golf Access here at Thurlestone. Each child is invited to play in an Access Event organised by the Junior Committee. Each event is on the 6th week of each Junior Academy course and is a fantastic way for the children (and parents) to monitor their individual progression.
Golf Access is an exciting new format designed to encourage new participants to play golf for the first time, with the opportunity to learn the game on the golf course, rather than solely on the driving range or practice ground. It is played over 3, 6 or 9 holes depending on the childs ability.
The colour coded progress levels and short course format is designed to make the experience not only extremely enjoyable, but to take participants from complete beginner, right through to the point when they are ready to obtain an official handicap and become a full member of the Golf Club.
DATES FOR JUNIOR ACADEMY IN 2024:
The Academy starts on the first Saturday of each new school term and will run for 6 consecutive weeks. Please contact Steve Jack or Tracy for more information on 01548 560715
JUNIOR PATHWAY & FUTURE GOALS
Our main objective is to get every member of the Thurlestone Junior Academy playing and enjoying golf. The Professional Staff believe that each member of the Academy has the ability to play golf on the course if they follow the instruction from the coaches and achieve the goals set .
We work to the following structure:
REGULAR PARTICIPATION IN GOLF ACCESS EVENTS
ACHIEVE NON - CONGU HANDICAP
ACHIEVE – FULL PLAYING HANDICAP
PLAY REGULAR COMPETITIONS
We, as the coaching staff, have goals also. We want every junior to have a fun and great learning experience and to become members of Thurlestone Golf Club. We want the Academy members to become the backbone of future junior teams in the years to come and feel proud to represent Thurlestone Golf Club.
The Professional staff believe that there is potential in every Academy/ Junior member here at Thurlestone to improve and enjoy the game of golf, and maybe go on to be the next golfing superstar!!
FRIDAY NIGHT JUNIORS 2024
Every Friday from 12th April 2024 through to 20th September 2024.
Course Management Focused with weekly fun competitions.
Start Time: 17:00 End Time 19:00
The primary focus of the Friday night session is to introduce the juniors to the golf course and thinking their way around the golf course. The Friday night session is an extension from Saturday mornings and is designed primarily to use the skills and knowledge created from attending Saturday sessions and use it on the golf course.
Learn the different types of game play (e.g. Medal, Stableford, Better Ball…)
Use course management to problem solve different situations around the course.
Utilising and learning the rules of golf.
Understand and implement course etiquette.
Partake in competitions and skills challenges to enhance participation and enjoyment.
Throughout the 24 Weeks of Friday night juniors we will be running various competitions using different formats, for example: Betterball, Stableford and Medal. This will help participants to understand the different rules and how to play various competitions. The competitions will also count towards a yearly Order of Merit in order to add value to the Friday night sessions. The winner of which will be announced at the yearly Junior Presentation evening in November along with other prizes.
Sadly not everything can be catered for within the Saturday sessions, which makes the Friday night attendance extremely important. As well as competitions and skills tests we will also be running on course sessions in order to help the juniors expand their knowledge of different situations on the golf course. This course management is designed to help the juniors experience how to get around the course and make them into more complete golfers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON JUNIOR GOLF AT THURLESTONE PLEASE CALL 01548 560715 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf consists of members from the golfing bodies across Great Britain & Ireland and has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport. Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf. This will be achieved through a unique partnership which has the ability to influence and act as advocate for safeguarding across the golfing landscape, developing a consistent approach towards ensuring that all people have a fun, safe and positive experience when playing golf.
Members of SafeGolf include; England Golf, Wales Golf, Scottish Golf, Confederation of Golf in Ireland, The Professional Golfers’ Association, Ladies European Tour, The Golf Foundation, Golf Club Managers’ Association, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and The R&A.