Junior Golf

Junior Golf @ Nedlands

 

Junior Development 2016 Nedlands – Introduction to Sub-Junior Golf and Membership   Aim:

  • To introduce children between the ages of 9 – 12 to the game of golf through a series of clinics and competitions.
  • Clinics are conducted by the Head Professional and qualified staff who provide boys and girls with basic skills, instruction games and challenges.
  • Quarterly Newsletters.

Sessions:

  • During School Terms Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (4pm-5pm).
  • During School Holidays as per announced clinic dates.
  • My Golf Skills Challenges as scheduled.

Cost: School Holiday Clinics $65 inc GST. This conducts of long and short game practice with on course play. A total of 4.5 hours of Professional coaching. “Once a basic skill level is achieved, juniors are invited and encouraged to progress to Junior Membership”  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Nedlands – Junior Club Membership Aim:

  • Instructional Clinics designed to further the development of junior members golfing skills.
  • Clinics prepare juniors to play independently or with minimum supervision.
  • Professional staff provides tuition in the techniques required for various golf shots, course management, basic rules and golf etiquette.
  • Regular Newsletters (by E-mail or Website).

Sessions:

  • During School Terms Thursday afternoons (4pm-5pm).
  • Junior events are held on Sundays at 2:30pm. Subject to course availability check (website/ fixture book).

“Once a junior has achieved a handicap of 21 or better (boys) or 40 (girls) will be invited to participate in senior club events” ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Nedlands – Junior Pennants Aim:

  • In conjunction with the Golf WA Junior pennants provides juniors with interclub competition and an introduction to the match play format.
  • A team of seven are selected from the junior membership to compete against other teams from various clubs within our division.
  • Pennants are comprised of seven individual matches that contribute to the overall team result.
  • Divisions for teams are decided following pennant results from the previous year (A promotion – relegation system is used).
  • To be eligible for the junior pennant squad you need to be less than 18 years as at 31st Dec of the year being played.
  • At Nedlands, juniors will be invited from the junior membership. Invitations are based on participation in Nedlands programs as well as handicap.

Sessions:

  • Junior Pennant includes 6 consecutive matches played on Sundays in June and July.
  • If required Finals will be held on first Sunday in August each year
Junior pennants

Junior pennants

“Juniors that have demonstrated a commitment to the Golf Club and the overall membership are selected to represent the Club.” ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Junior Clinics & Competitions and Dress Guidelines   Dress Guidelines

  • Neat Golfing attire should be worn at all times
  • Footwear: Golf shoes with soft spikes. Metal spikes are not permitted.
  • Shirts: All shirts should have a collar and be tucked in.
  • Socks: Predominantly white socks should be worn when wearing shorts.
  • Shorts & Slacks: Neat shorts or slacks are preferred. No denim or cargos!
  • Sunsmart: Juniors to protect against the sun, wear eye protection, hats, cap’s, use sun screen SPF 30+ and drink ample amounts of water to avoid dehydration.

Not Permitted Clothing carrying excessive advertising, t-shirts, denim jeans, track and leisure suits and board shorts should not be worn.   Etiquette All juniors who participate in clinics and competitions at Nedlands Golf Club will be encouraged to read and understand the rules and etiquette of golf.   Safety

  • Ensure that no one is standing close or in a position to be hit with a club or stones/ sand/ twigs etc when you make a swing.
  • Do not play a shot until the players in front are out of your range.
  • If a player hits a ball in the direction of other players and there is danger of it hitting someone, a warning should be shouted immediately. The traditional word of warning is “FORE”.
  • Always alert green staff nearby or ahead when you are about to play a shot that may endanger them.

Consideration for other players

  • Do not disturb other players by moving, talking or making unnecessary noise.
  • Make sure all electronic devices (mobile phones/ walkmans etc) will not distract other players. Turn them off or on silent and only use them discretely when required.
  • On the teeing ground don’t tee your ball until it is your turn to play.
  • Do not stand too close to or directly behind the ball or hole when a player is about to play.
  • On the putting green do not stand on another person’s line of putt or, when they are making a stroke, cast a shadow over their line of putt.
  • Remain close or on the putting green until all players in your group have holed out.
  • In stroke play, a player who is acting as a marker should, if necessary, on the way to the next tee, check the score with their playing partner

Pace of Play

  • Players should play at all times without delay.
  • Keep up to the group in front.
  • If your group falls a hole behind and is holding up the group behind, you should invite the group behind to play through, irrespective of the number of players in that group.
  • You should be ready to play as soon as it is your turn. When playing on or near the putting green, leave your bag in a position between the green and the next tee. This is done to enable a quick exit to the next hole.
  • If you believe your ball may be lost outside of a water hazard or is out of bounds, you should play a provisional ball to save time.
  • If searching for a ball difficult to find, signal to the group behind to play through. Do not continue to play until the group you have called through have passed and are out of range.
  • Leave buggies adjacent to the walk off side of the green nearest to the next tee.
  • It is expected that the average 18 hole competition will take 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Care of the Course

  • Before leaving a bunker, carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made with a rake.
  • Carefully repair any divot holes you have created, and damage to the putting green caused by the impact of the ball (yours or others).
  • On completion of the hole repair any marks to the putting surface made by golf shoes.
  • Avoid causing any damage to the course by removing divots when taking practice swings or by hitting the head of a club into the ground, whether in anger or other reason.
  • Ensure no damage is done to the putting green by putting down flagsticks or bags.
  • To avoid damaging the hole, do not stand too close to the hole and take care during the handling of the flagstick and ball in and out of the hole.
  • Players should not lean on their clubs when on the putting green, particularly when removing a ball from the hole.
  • When leaving the green the flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole.

Penalties for Breach If a player continues to disregard the guidelines set above they will be suspended from use of club facilities for an appropriate period. A serious breach of etiquette may cause the player to be disqualified from an event, competition, clinic or Club.