Junior Golf Coaching Takes Place at Ivyleaf During the Spring/ Summer Months.
Prices are £20 for 5 1 hour group sessions.
I cover all aspects of the game required to maximise your childs enjoyment.
News on 2015 Junior Academy Coaching coming soon.................
Past Junior Coaching
Junior Pro Day at Holsworthy Golf Club
I hosted my first Junior Pro Day on Saturday 29th of August.
Teaching Using the Leaderboard Golf Trainer
Junior development is a priority in my opinion as children are the future of the sport.
I have taught many different boys and girls of different levels and abilities since I turned professional
and find it extremely rewarding seeing them improve. When teaching Junior golfers from 5 years old
to 18 I always aim to make the sessions interesting and enjoyable. Using training aids such as the
Leaderboard Golf Trainer and Putting Rail all help to make this possible.
Teaching using the Putting Rail
I have experienced National Success with my coaching in 2007 alongside Iain Parker, Head
Professional and Michael Wilson, Club Professional at Royal North Devon Golf Club.
The success came when we
coached five children into the National Final of one of England's largest golfing initiatives,
the National Skills Challenge.
Over 100 clubs participate in the event annually over three separate challenges which test the
children in five disciplines from putting and bunker play right through to long game.
Over 5000 children participate in the event each year with 20 children with the highest
scores in their age groups qualifying for the National Final at Woodhall Spa,
the home of the English Golf Union. Remarkably, in 2007 a fifth of the finalists were made
up of Royal North Devon Juniors with 2 of these,
Jimmy Mullen and Michael Townshend successfully winning their age categories to
become National Champions.
This year in 2008 I have had the same success but this year 6 of the 20 finalists will be representing
Royal North Devon on Saturday 13th September at Woodhall Spa. See www.getintogolf.org/skills
for more details.
Wood Meets Wood
I met Chris Wood, Open Championship Star and European Tour Player when he came down to
Royal North Devon to practise with his Gloucester team mates for the South West Amateur
Championships earlier this year. I was extremely impressed by his friendly attitude towards the
Juniors, his standard of golf and his work ethic as he continued to practise for long periods
in all weather conditions.