We plan to start 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 coaching 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 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.
David Morrans Junior Convener