Junior club night is held on Monday evenings from April to October and starts at 4.30, all juniors to meet on the area surrounding the practice green.

Please note junior club nights are not held on Bank Holidays Mondays  

Junior Club Night Activities –

New Starters -The golf club can provide real golf equipment for new starters including boys and girl’s equipment for different age groups and for right and left handers.

Juniors will be competing in ability specific competitions which can be 3, 4, 6 or 9 holes of golf which will introduce them to different formats of the game.

On Junior Club Night the Section is organised into three groups:

(1)  The Par group

(2)  The Birdie Group

(3)  The Eagle Group.

Juniors will be allocated their groups dependant on their ability as outlined below.

 

The Par Group  (Ages 4-9 and ability dependant)

This group will use tri golf or real equipment to develop the basic skills within golf through fun games and activity.

Tri golf was developed to introduce children to the game using fun light weight equipment that can be used indoors or outdoors.

Children will be encouraged to work together to develop their skills. Juniors will also follow the golf foundations ‘Golf Passport’ to ensure they are competent in a variety of areas and making sure their development is consistent.

These classes will be run by qualified volunteers who will not only look at specific skills but also use this specific equipment to introduce the elements of the golf course to each junior.

Birdie Group (Ages 9+ or ability)

 

These juniors who have progressed from the PAR Group and have demonstrated that they are capable of playing off red tees and playing normally 6 holes of Golf on a Monday evening 

 

They will also go out on to the course with volunteers to ensure that they learn the rules and etiquette of the game.

The Eagle Group (ability dependant)

The Eagle Group includes all juniors who have the ability to play 9 holes competitions off yellow tees.

These juniors are in receipt of CONGU handicaps the results of competitions played on a Monday evening will be entered into the CONGU database and results updated on the CONGU central database

These juniors are required to play six 9 hole competitions or three 18 hole competitions to retain an active CONGU handicap.

CONGU (The Council of National Golf Unions) active handicaps is essential for juniors to enter Welsh Junior Open Competitions and to be able to play in the main club competitions

 

Mond Valley Golf Club, Ynyspenllwch Rd, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5QR                                                        by Dave Hopkins

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