Junior Golf

School Holiday Program

Rachel Bailey will be hosting our next School Holiday junior Program. Please email Rachel Bailey at rachel.bailey@pennanthillsgolfclub.com.au or phone the Pro Shop on 88605860.

Pennant Hills Junior Golf Academy

The Junior Golf Program began in 1999 and has since developed into a full Academy which offers a variety of programs to young people between the ages of 8 and 20. The Academy is subsidised in part by the Kendal Binns Foundation which is funded by members to assist the development of young golfers.

The aim of the academy is to provide programs for all levels of junior golfers from beginners wanting to try a new sport to advanced juniors wanting to play tournament golf.

The Beginner Program

The goal of this program is to provide a fun and safe environment where students can learn the basic skills of golf while engaging with other students to complete drills and games. This is an enjoyable fun program and perfect for someone with little to no golf experience. All students starting the program are entered at the Beginner Level One stage and if they decide that golf is for them, they can advance through the various levels that the Academy offers.

Intermediate and Advanced Training

The Intermediate Program is designed for those golfers who have developed proficiency in the basic skills of golf and are ready to take their game onto the golf course. Players will begin learning how to apply the skills learned during the clinics into on course scenarios while learning the rules and etiquette of the game. Players will begin on a short course and as they progress their skills, will move towards playing the full hole and course length. Players in this group, over time, are working towards gaining an official G.A. handicap and entrance into the members competitions.

The Academy also has a program tailored to students who are more advanced. The goal of the Advanced program is to teach more specific skills such as mental skills and training, course management, speciality shot creation in both long and short game as well as learning proper practise techniques.This program is aimed at students who play tournament golf.  The advanced program meets on a monthly basis with students given practice plans to complete in-between sessions.

On Course Play

The On Course component encourages students to apply what they are learning to real golf situations. The aim is to get students out onto the golf course to learn how to apply their skills on the course. For the beginner golfers, the course is played at a very short length, with no pressure to keep score and the main goal is to get exposure to playing the game. As their ability progresses, players have the option to compete with other juniors in the program during their time on the course.

Course lengths are ability-appropriate and the aim for these players is to encourage friendly competition and learn the scoring system and rules of golf.

For more information please call the Pro Shop on (02) 8860 5860 or email our junior coordinator and coach Rachel Bailey at rachel.bailey@pennanthillsgolfclub.com.au