Swanston Golf Club actively promotes Junior golf and our facilities are the best in the area and further afield.
We aim to introduce youngsters of all ages and abilities to the game of golf.
Regularly used by The Stephen Gallacher Foundation www.sgfoundation.co.uk who have now based their Edinburgh Golf and Learning Centre at Swanston providing FREE golf for the Foundations Juniors on our Templar Course
Midlothian County Ladies Golf Association Junior Girls www.mclga.com and many of Edinburgh’s schools both primary and secondary.
Our own Junior members are encouraged to participate in the Junior Medals and Competitions.
We can never get enough Junior members, our * inexpensive Junior Memberships are available from age 5 to 17
We are running Junior Golf Coaching during the October School Holidays
These will be run by Jackson Bell who is a qualified PGA Professional – Jackson ran all the recent coaching at Swanston in association with the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.
There is no standards that need to have already been attained the sessions are aimed at all juniors and Jackson will deliver relevant coaching to the abilities of all the participants.
There will be two 3 day sessions available on Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday the 17th of October.
The first session will be from 11.00am to 1.00pm and an afternoon one from 2.00pm to 4.00pm
There will be a maximum of 8 juniors in each session.
The cost will be £50.
We are confident these sessions will get booked up quickly – to book a place please call The Shop on 0131 445 2239 option 1 – indicating which session you want your child to attend.
We will require payment when booking – you can pay by card over the phone.
Any questions please get back to me. mailto:[email protected]
Junior Fun Nights Competitions have been arranged for one Friday in every month during school terms for both experienced and inexperienced golfers. Entry is £5 per player and tee off times start around 5pm. This includes food and prizes afterwards. Please phone the shop on 0131 445 2239 option 1 to let us know if you are interested and check times.
Templar Course Handicap Competitions
In addition to the fun night, we will be holding a competition for more experienced Juniors to play for their handicap. This is open to any Junior member who wishes to attain their first handicap or already has a handicap. Tee times for the handicap competition will be anytime after 1pm as long as there are playing partners available. Once again, please contact the shop if interested.
FUN NIGHT AND TEMPLAR COURSE HANDICAP COMPETITION FUTURE DATES
JUNIOR 1-2-1 COACHING
Over the past few weeks during our Junior Coaching Camps run by our fully PGA qualified professional Jackson Bell in conjunction with the Stephen Gallacher Foundation some of the parents have been asking about more coaching for their kids on a 1-2-1 basis.
Jackson is more than happy to accommodate this and can be contacted on 07882 666514 to discuss times and costs or click on HERE to E-Mail Jackson
Jackson is also available to coach all kids – you do not need to have attended a Stephen Gallacher Foundation coaching session.
JUNIOR COACHING EVENINGS
We plan to start a Junior Members Evenings, fortnightly throughout the Summer, starting on Friday June 8th.
This is only open to full paying Junior members at Swanston, and in addition to the monthly Junior Fun Nights which remains open to all.
The Junior Members Evening will involve some basic coaching on the range with range balls provided, followed by some holes on either the Templar or for the players with handicaps the main course. This is very much aimed at providing extra value for our young members who are keen to improve with a view to transition up to eventually obtain a handicap which allows play on the main course.
It is also very much open to those who have recently obtained a handicap and are looking to improve.
We will also look at some basic rules scenarios where not everyone will be aware of the correct way to proceed.
It is also hoped it will mean friendships amongst the kids are formed, and more bounce games can be arranged between them.
We also plan to start an informal WhatsApp group, so that Juniors (often via a parent for the younger ones) can simply post up when they are coming to the course, and see if someone can join them.
There is no substitute for playing regular bounce games with friends when starting out in golf.
The bulk of the training will be from low handicap experienced players, enlisting help from some of our excellent crop of current Junior Team members who play to a very high standard, and do an excellent job in representing Swanston in the Edinburgh Junior Golf League.
We will also have a fully qualified PGA professional help out subject to availability.
We hope you will support these evenings.
We don’t plan any food, so please ensure kids are fed when they arrive and have a healthy snack and drink with them.
If you can come on the 8th June just send a quick email to the Shop so we can gauge numbers.
(Click on the “Shop” to send an E-mail)
2018 JUNIOR COMPETITIONS AND INFORMATION
JUNIOR MEDALS 2018
Below are the details of the Junior Competitions for 2018 – these are the events that have a Trophy to play for.
Extra medals will be added during the Summer holidays.
All events will be Stableford apart from the qualifying for the Club Championship.
Dates for the Club Championship Qualifying will be published soon.
Gary White Trophy –Sunday 20th May
Coronation Cup –Sat June 9th
Skinner Quaich – Sat June 23rd
Tony Gilbert Putter – Sat 7th July
Carswell Cup Saturday 28th July
Autumn Cup – Sat 15th September
Times are booked on the Club website from 2pm – 2.45pm
These events are all over 18 holes on main course and open to all Junior members with a valid handicap. If you do not have a handicap yet you can play in the events and it can be one the 3 rounds needed to be submitted towards gaining your handicap.
Simply book a time via *The Shop or via the Club website, we will make sure you get a playing partner on the day.
We are currently looking at other initiatives to help our Junior members gain their handicaps to allow full participation in official Club competitions.
More information on this to follow.
*0131 445 2239 Option1
2018 SUMMER HOLIDAYS COACHING SCHOOLS
Once again we will be running Junior Coaching at Swanston this year – in conjunction with the Stephen Gallacher Foundation.
There will be 4 classes available on the following dates from 10.00am to 12.00 noon and run by a PGA Qualified Professional.
GROUP 1 JULY 11,12,13 & 14
GROUP 2 JULY 16,17,18 & 19
GROUP 3 JULY 24,25,26 & 27
GROUP 4 AUGUST 6,7,8 & 10
ALL GROUPS WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 8 JUNIORS
Swanston Juniors do not need to be a member of the Stephen Gallacher Foundation to register for the coaching.
REGISTRATION FOR THESE EVENTS AND PAYMENT CAN BE MADE ON THE STEPHEN GALLACHER FOUNDATION WEBSITE CLICK HERE
If you have any problems getting registered or paying for the event please do not hesitate to contact the Shop at the Club on 0131 445 2239 option1 or Email [email protected]
2018 JUNIOR OPEN – LOTHIANS GOLF AND SGF ORDER OF MERIT COUNTING EVENT
ENTRY FORMS FOR THE SOUTH WEST EDINBURGH JUNIOR OPEN BEING PLAYED AT SWANSTON ON MONDAY THE 13th OF AUGUST CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE
OR YOU CAN ENTER ONLINE HERE
TEE TIMES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS PAGE ON OR BEFORE SUNDAY THE 5th OF AUGUST 2018 OR YOU CAN CALL THE SHOP ON 0131 445 2239 OPTION 1
|Junior-1 – aged less than 7||£||55|
|Junior-2 – ages 7 – 11 inclusive||£||85|
|Junior-3 – ages 12 – 17 inclusive||£||125|
Junior Member Categories are split into 3 age groups as detailed above
Up to one member of the Juniors family may accompany them and play for free on the Templar Course, any other adults can join them and play for £5.
Any junior with a handicap of 24 or better can play in adult medals, but not win the trophy or sweeps; play must be with at least one non junior member
No Direct Debit option on this category. All juniors should gain a handicap of 24 or better before playing on the ‘Swanston’ 18-hole course unaccompanied by an adult.
For further information please contact The Shop on 0131 445 2239 or E-mail [email protected]