It is my pleasure to be involved with the Arrowtown Golf Club Junior Programme. This programme is free to all participants and takes place every Wednesday during the last school term. It is a programme for all juniors aged 5 to 15. The participants will learn the fundamentals of golf the swing, short game shots, putting, how to play the game, rules and sportsmanship. This programme will run for eight weeks culminating in a Fun Family Tournament on Sunday 9 December 2012.
Coaching: 18 October - 5 December (8 weeks)
Coaches: Georgia Mahoney, Rob Illott, Mark Shephard, Paul Gill
Fees: Free, Times: 4 - 5 pm
This really excites me as I was given the gift of golf at a very young age and it is great to pass it along.
The Junior Golf Programme consists of:
This progressive four-week program introduces various scoring shots around the green and advances to the full swing. Each clinic includes rules and etiquette and selected golf skills.
Play on the course with a member of the club. For the older children it is hoped that they will get their handicap. The younger children will play 9 holes if possible. The group will meet at 9:00 am. To take part in this event there will have a sign up sheet available during the classes.
"I was given a gift as a child:
the gift of the game of golf.
It's great to pass it on!"
Please insure that your child does not swing any golf clubs until directed to do so. Also please make sure that other children are well away from the lessons. Thank you.
half hour lesson: $40
5 lessons for $180
Large or small, we've taught 'em all. From toddlers to teens, our schools have something for kids of all ages.
It was an amazing day at Arrowtown Golf Club with 23 teams taking to the course for the end of term Junior Golf Family Fun Tournament. Each team consisted of one of our students plus a parent or friend and the format was foursomes (alternating shots).
There were two divisions and the winners were:
White Tees: Ben Hull & Mike Wallace (grandfather)
Yellow Tees: Harry Kim & Samson Kim (brother)
Congratulations to everyone who took part in our Fun Day at Arrowtown, and thanks to all the parents and helpers who made this event such a success.
In 2004 we initiated a new junior golf program at the Arrowtown Golf Club with 45 young golfers and an enthusiastic group of parents participating in our weekly coaching sessions and on-course playing sessions.
At Arrowtown Primary School, the students are involved in a winter sports programme where they can choose to go skiing or to play golf. This year we have 26 students who have choosen to play golf. Every Friday morning we have two groups of budding golfers, some have played before and some have never picked up a club. Lots of fun is had by all.
Instruction includes all aspects of the swing plus etiquette, care of the course and scoring. Watch this space for up and coming Tiger Woods and Michele Wie.
"My goal is to give my students a vision and an understanding of golf along with a love of the game."
Grow the game of golf; introduce young golfers to the game in a fun and creative learning environment.
In August 2002, Womens Golf New Zealand launched "Girls Golf", a programme designed to get more girls into golf.
Wainuiomata Golf Club took up the challenge and started a girls golf programme. During my association with the club, I was able to introduce golf to many girls, three of whom are now playing on the Junior Pennants Team. The other girls were able to get out and play with their parents and many times out-shone their elders!