Junior Golf Lessons in Bournemouth, Dorset
Throughout my professional career as a golf coach, I’ve been so lucky to have met and worked with some amazing junior golfers, from 5-year olds, through to young adults finishing school at 18. I get great satisfaction from seeing the joy and enthusiasm that the younger generation have for the game.
Over the years I’ve watched players develop from complete beginners through to competent young players, and in some cases representing their club and county in competitive matches.
Types of Junior Golf Lessons:
- Regular Weekly Group Sessions
- Individual Lessons – Focussed coaching to suit a child’s needs and ability
- School Holiday Golf Camps
- Girls Golf Rocks – National campaign to get more girls playing golf
- Tri-Golf/Golf Xtreme – FUN, energetic taster sessions delivered to Primary & Secondary Schools
- Schools Golf – Coach to Canford School Golf Team
What is SafeGolf? SafeGolf is a partnership of UK golf bodies committed to promoting a safe and positive environment for all those participating, working and volunteering in the sport of golf.
SafeGolf has been established to help golf respond to the issue of child protection in sport.Its mission is to safeguard the welfare of children and young people, as well as adults at risk, in the sport of golf.Click here to visit the SafeGolf site for more details
Individual Coaching for Children
Not all children are comfortable learning golf in a group although I encourage this if at all possible. For those who prefer 1-2-1 coaching, rather than joining the weekly junior golf lessons, I provide a structured approach that covers all the basics and fundamentals of golf to include swing, short game, course strategy, rules, and etiquette. Give me a call or drop me an email so we can discuss your child’s specific requirements.
Junior Coaching in the Academy
The junior golf academy is based at Broadstone Golf Club. Group lessons are specifically run on a Saturday morning during term time.
Classes are available from 9 am and are separated by age and ability, with the option of a girls-only class too. The coaching sessions follow a structured learning scheme that from 2021 is aligned to the comprehensive program from Bitesize Golf. If you want to know more about this program please watch the video here or go to the Bitesize Golf website.
School Holiday Golf Camps & Golf Access
During the school holidays, as part of the junior academy I organise and run golf camps at Broadstone Golf Club. These are weekly events and run Tues-Thurs while parents may be at work. I manage these along with the other PGA Professionals at the club and a large proportion of time is spent out on the golf course. The main purpose of the camps, as opposed to weekly junior golf lessons, is for the juniors to gain experience on the course in a safe, fun environment.
The next step up from the golf camps is for the children to attend Golf Access events which are held monthly during the summer. It’s really gratifying to see how they progress from the camps to playing in a more structured event. Broadstone golf Club is proud to be an approved Golf Access Centre.
Golf Access is a new beginner’s golf format designed to get young people to play golf for the first time. If you’d like to know more about this program and how it can develop your child’s golf game you can view full details on the Golf Access website.
Tri-Golf and Golf Xtreme Sessions in Schools
Girls Golf Lessons and Group Coaching
The Girls Golf Rocks program, supported by Sky Sports, is part of a national campaign to get more girls between the ages of 5-18 years interested to play the game, or at least to give it a try. The inspiration for this program is the Sport England #ThisGirlCan campaign, details and video here.
Previously, Broadstone Golf Club were part of the successful national campaign, with over 45 girls attending taster sessions and follow on coaching sessions at the club. We still have some girls who attended the original Girls Golf Rocks taster session back in 2016 and who are still part of the junior academy now!
If you, or anyone you know, missed out on any of the earlier programs and would still like to learn how to play golf I can still help you to get involved, either individually or as part of our ongoing group sessions held throughout the year. Just get in touch to #GetIntoGolf.
This Girl Golfs
Inspired by Sport England’s campaign #ThisGirlCan, the #ThisGirlGolfs campaign is designed to break down some of the barriers and perceptions of who can play this wonderful game of golf, who can afford it and how we can make it accessible to everyone.
As a PGA Professional part of my involvement is to help spread the word and to inspire ladies and girls to try some of the taster sessions described on this page.
If you’d like to read more about the Sport England’s campaign please visit the #ThisGirlGolfs official website. If you prefer to stay in touch so I can keep you informed please or sign up to my newsletter and I’ll keep you updated on when the next sessions are.