Junior golf at Middleton Hall Golf Club.
Middleton Hall Golf Club assigns a high priority to the development of junior golf. The aim is to encourage youngsters to become confident on the golf course, obtain a handicap and to play with other members both junior and adult. Emphasis is placed on enjoying the game and having fun.
The Golf Club has worked hard to provide a safe and beginner friendly environment with excellent facilities for both juniors and adults. We have high standards of child protection and duty of care and coaching and playing.
Initially, youngsters without a handicap will be accompanied on the course by the junior organiser and then by CRB checked adults as well as other juniors. Once a youngster becomes confident, they quickly gain a handicap. They are encouraged to enter club junior competitions, which include medals, stablefords, matches against other sections and lots of fun competitions either individually, in pairs or small groups. They can also play against other clubs if they wish. As soon as juniors gain a 45 handicap off the reds they can play in all member competitions. Once boys reach a 28 men’s handicap and girls a 36 red, they can play in all the adult competitions and are encouraged to try opens at other golf clubs. All this helps towards juniors learning the correct etiquette, rules and standards of the game.
Our resident professional provides junior coaching in small groups in 6 week blocks to cover long game, short game, bunkers, putting and rules and etiquette and coaching. He is also available for individual coaching. The superb driving range and other practice facilities are an asset to the junior member to develop their golfing skills. Frequently, juniors at Middleton Hall attain county coaching standard at all age ranges. For more details of our junior programme, contact the golf shop or the office.
The club’s Child Welfare Officer is Truda Foster.