Junior group coaching is very popular on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the season and is directed by our PGA Head Teaching Professional Gareth Davies and PGA Assistant Professional Tom Perry. Coaching available in groups or as individual lessons. We have recently been accredited a Junior HSBC Grass Roots Golf Centre and our coaches currently offer the 'Junior Golf Passport’ Programme which is a nationally recognized development programme offered in groups. 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. Information about the HSBC Golf Roots Centre can be found at www.golf-foundation.org, or for the golf passport www.juniorgolfpassport.org
In addition in 2018 Abbeydale was the only golf club in South Yorkshire selected to run the national scheme ‘Girls Golf Rocks’. Girls Golf Rocks is all about attracting beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends - with no pressure. This programme has been a great success, with Gareth and Tom running weekly girls golf coaching on Sunday mornings. Information on Girls Golf Rocks can be found at www.golf-foundation.org/golf-for-all/girls-golf/girls-golf-rocks/.
To enhance their golfing development, our coaches provide a 'Junior Evening' on Monday nights from 6pm to 8pm through the main part of the summer season. This is free to attend for junior members, and provides an opportunity for the juniors to play games, have skill challenges and most importantly play a few holes on our course from the Academy Tees with other juniors. These evenings regularly see around 20-30 juniors in attendance and is a great time for all junior golfers. Come along and see what it is like!
For any questions about coaching or junior membership please contact our Professional team on 01142360763 ex 3.