Junior Golf lessons at Drayton Park Golf Club are run throughout the year. 3 terms a year, each 10 weeks long every sunday afternoon. Boys 1pm-2pm & Girls 2pm-3pm. The sessions are one hr in length and split in age and ability, with a 2hr final session of each term, containing competitions and a presentation.
Coaching is run by our full time Europro professional Matt Fieldsend . Juniors will be given the appropriate tuition in order to help them reach a standard where they can apply for membership of the golf club.
Using the Golf Foundation's 'Junior Golf Passport' each session combines instruction, practice and skills testing whilst maintaining a relaxed and fun atmosphere. The player’s progression through the colour code programme will not be time limited in order to allow them to develop at their own pace.
The Junior Golf Passport is the national structured learning programme for children aged 6-12 years, endorsed by the PGA. The multi-layered programme progresses a complete novice golfer into a junior golfer ready for membership at a golf club.
The programme has 3 key levels: START, LEARN and PLAY. The START level is all about fun and an elementary introduction to golf. The LEARN level is a move towards technical instruction through games based learning, always with the emphasis on fun. The PLAY level teaches the child to apply their learning to the golf course, preparing them for potential club membership and competition. However, access to the golf course and playing golf on a course are important features of the Junior Golf Passport from the START in order to develop a real connection to golf.
Chip and run
Swing technique Movement
Rules of play
Rules and Etiquette
There are some key new areas of content included within the Junior Golf Passport such as Skills for Life, Fit for Golf and Ready for Golf. Skills for life are integral to the Golf Foundation’s mission of enhancing the lives of young people through golf. Each session contains a clear Skills for Life focus which would be constantly re-affirmed throughout the games and warm ups.
The programme is presented as both a physical and web based resource using both formats to track performance and progression. The programme is delivered in 10 -week blocks covering a subject each week with a festival in week 10 to allow the child to play competition-based games in a fun environment.
Fit for Golf incorporates some key fundamental movements skills that will allow the child to become better physically prepared to take on the challenge of golf. The aim is to raise the awareness of the child about the importance of fitness and movement to their lives and golf. Ready for Golf is designed to prepare the children for playing golf on a golf course and the wider golf club environment. The children are on the golf course from day one of the programme; this section prepares them for the challenges of on-course golf and competitions.
The website for the Junior Golf Passport plays a huge role in the strength and success of the programme. The website offers a comprehensive support tool for child and coach allowing both parties to track progression and performance. The website also includes: player profile, messaging, player locker room, online shop, games, quizzes and much more.
SO COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN - START, LEARN, PLAY