A group of Middleton Hall juniors had an excellent match against members of the senior section. The juniors with handicaps played a better ball matchplay and the juniors without handicaps played a greensomes with a senior. After a nailbiting 18 holes, the result of the main match was a draw and the greensomes competition was won by Junior George Veal with his partner Graham Scarff. A great learning experience for both sections. Everyone sat down in the clubhouse afterwards for an enjoyable meal.
Middleton Hall Golf Club assigns a high priority to the development of junior golf. The aim is to encourage youngsters to become confident on the golf course, obtain a handicap and to play with other members both junior and adult. Emphasis is placed on enjoying the game and having fun.
The Golf Club has worked hard to provide a safe and beginner friendly environment with excellent facilities for both juniors and adults. We have high standards of child protection and duty of care and coaching and playing.
Initially, youngsters without a handicap will be accompanied on the course by the junior organiser and then by CRB checked adults as well as other juniors. Once a youngster becomes confident, they quickly gain a handicap. They are encouraged to enter club junior competitions, which include medals, stablefords, matches against other sections and lots of fun competitions either individually, in pairs or small groups. They can also play against other clubs if they wish. As soon as juniors gain a 45 handicap off the reds they can play in all member competitions. Once boys reach a 28 men’s handicap and girls a 36 red, they can play in all the adult competitions and are encouraged to try opens at other golf clubs. All this helps towards juniors learning the correct etiquette, rules and standards of the game.
Our resident professional provides junior coaching in small groups in 6 week blocks to cover long game, short game, bunkers, putting and rules and etiquette and coaching. He is also available for individual coaching. The superb driving range and other practice facilities are an asset to the junior member to develop their golfing skills. Frequently, juniors at Middleton Hall attain county coaching standard at all age ranges. For more details of our junior programme, contact the pro shop or the office.
A group of junior girls from Middleton Hall Golf Club went over to Richmond Park to play in the County Girls Autumn Meeting. 2 of the girls with handicaps played the main 18 hole competition while the juniors without handicaps played a 9 hole greensomes with an adult from their own club. Poppy Beales won the main competition with an excellent 43 points, followed in 2nd place by Lucy Partridge with an equally excellent 39 points. Although the non handicap juniors were not in the prizes, they played well and had an enjoyable day which also provided them with more experience. Poppy can be seen holding the trophy and Lucy Partridge is third from the left.