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Junior Golf Lessons in Bournemouth, Dorset

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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
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I am a SafeGolf Accredited Coach

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

Individual Lessons for Juniors

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 2022 is aligned to the comprehensive program from U.S.Kids Golf. If you want to know more about this program please visit the U.S.Kids Golf website.

For more information on the junior academy program please visit Broadstone Juniors or sign up to receive my newsletter.

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Dec 2022 - U.S. KidsGolf Certified Level 2 Coach

Proud to have achieved Level 2 status increasing my skills and knowledge to develop Kids in Golf

School Holiday Golf Camps & Golf Access

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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

Broadstone Golf Club is a Golf Foundation Golf Roots Centre and as a part of this nationwide program, I deliver Tri-Golf and Golf Xtreme within local primary and secondary schools.
 
This adapted version of the sport provides youngsters with a taster of the game of golf in a fun, school setting with the aim of encouraging them to sign up for junior golf lessons at a golf club.
 
If your son/daughter’s school would like to know more about these sessions then please pass on my contact details to the relevant individual as government funding can be made available.

Girls Golf Lessons and Group Coaching

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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.

Girls Golf Rocks is Back!

We’re excited to announce that Broadstone Golf Club is hosting the popular Girls Golf Rocks program this summer. This fantastic initiative encourages beginner girls aged 5 to 18 to learn and play golf in a fun and friendly way. It’s England’s largest participation program for girls, and we can’t wait to welcome young golfers to our club!

Cost

Thanks to England Golf’s support 6 hours of golf activity is £40.

What to Expect:

  • Fun-filled sessions focused on golf fundamentals
  • Opportunities to try out swings, putts, and drives
  • Making new friends who share a passion for golf
  • A supportive and encouraging environment

Payment & Registration

Book a 6-week course, a 2-day camp or both.

All the details for registration and payment are on the Rocks and Rookies website.

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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.

Stay In Touch

To keep up-to-date on all the events for Juniors  and Girls golf lessons, junior academy and golf camps during half-term and school holidays, please visit and Like my Facebook Page or drop me an email to sign up to my newsletter and I’ll make sure you are kept informed.

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Kelly is available for individual, group, junior, men's, and women's golf lessons at Broadstone Golf Club.
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