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 environment with excellent facilities for the development of junior golfers. High standards of child protection and duty of care in coaching and playing are maintained at all times.
Middleton Hall Golf Club can list club professionals, club champions and highly ranked amateurs amongst those who learned their skills at Middleton.
Initially, youngsters without a handicap will be accompanied on the course by the junior organiser and then by DBS 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.
On attainment of a 45 handicap playing from the red tees (Shortest distance to the putting surface. See Course Guide) they can play in club junior and other member competitions. Boys, on achieving a 28 handicap and girls a 36 handicap can play in adult competitions. They are also encouraged to enter open competitions at other golf clubs. All this helps in the development of junior golfers and instils an understanding of correct etiquette, rules and standards of the game.
Our resident professional provides junior coaching of small groups in 6 week blocks. This covers long game, short game, bunker play and putting together with rules and etiquette. He is also available for individual coaching. The superb driving range and other practice facilities are an asset to the junior member in developing their golfing skills. Frequently, juniors at Middleton Hall attain county coaching standard at all age ranges.