Naemoor only open to-day.
Unfortunately due to the weather and the closure of courses at Muckhart, our proposed 9 hole junior winter golf league cannot go ahead.
We need all 3 courses to be open in order to run the junior winter league on the spare nine.
Apologies but we will review should the weather improve and all 3 courses come into play.
4 Muckhart Lads (Jamie Roberts, Finlay Hamilton, Andrew Thornton and Oliver Devlin) qualified for P&KC Race to Kingsbarns. The finals day was held at Kingsbarns on Saturday 24 October. Three MGC lads finished in the Top 10 Scratch competition and all 4 finished in the Top 11 of the handicap section.
Well done guys, excellent results and what a fabulous experience for you all.
Some unofficial facts –
- There were around 150 boys/girls that played in at least 1 of the RTK opens. These 150 players represented 26 different clubs from P&K, Angus, Fife, Clacks and Lothians.
- Muckhart and Blairgowrie are the only clubs to have 4 qualifiers in the final 24.
- The 4 Muckhart qualifiers have between 3 & 7 more years as juniors!
- Muckhart has 1 qualifier from each of the 4 RTK categories i.e. Over 14 Scratch, Over 14 Hcp, 14 and under Scratch and 14 and under Hcp.
- 13 Muckhart juniors played in at least 1 RTK open. 2nd only to Blairgowrie who had 15 players participate in at least 1 open.
As mentioned, it has been a fantastic year for the Muckhart Juniors!
Muckhart Junior team lost a very close final today over the Lansdowne course at Blairgowrie GC.
The final result was 3-2 to Craigie Hill Juniors with the match being decided by the last pairing on the 18th green. A very exciting finish.
Jamie played in the Race to Dunbar this summer.
We are delighted to say that Jamie played in all 12 of their Junior Opens and won the Lothian's Race to Dunbar under 15 handicap Order of Merit.
He was also 8th in the under 15 Scratch Order of Merit.
The photo is Stephen Gallagher presenting Jamie with his prize for winning the Race to Dunbar. Fabulous!
Muckhart Golf Club were runners up to Strathmore Golf Club in P&KC Junior Scratch League 2015 final. The match was played at Blairgowrie Golf Club and Strathmore won by 3 v 0. Hard lines guys!
- Brad Bannerman beat Andrew Thornton 3&2
- Alex Simpson beat Finlay Hamilton 5&4
- Kirsty Brodie beat Jamie Fulton 6&5
Hello Juniors - I hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays. It’s good to see you all playing golf ; playing the course helps you practise what you’ve been taught during the weekly coaching sessions and the more you play, the better you’ll become.
CLUBGOLF DEVELOPMENT CENTRES
2015/16 Development Centre Coaching Programme :
The programme is ideal for any junior golfer between the age of 11 and 20 with an official golf handicap who aspires to improve their game, and includes national skills assessments to monitor their progress and help them meet their potential.
How do I join the programme? Players must book during the booking period which is through the ClubGolf website. Current Scottish Golf Development Coaches, Areas and Counties can also nominate players.
There is a cost for this. ALL PLAYER BOOKINGS WILL CLOSE ON SUNDAY 31st AUGUST 2015.
PROFESSIONAL GOLF TRAINING AT MUCKHART JUNIOR EVENINGS
starts on Thursday 20th August for 5 weeks ending on Thursday 17th September
I have managed to secure funding under the ClubGolf Roving Professional Programme for 10 hours of professional coaching. This will take the format of 5 x2 hour sessions at Muckhart on a Thursday –time to be confirmed but it will be during the normal coaching sessions. This is aimed at Stage 1 and Stage 2 golfers so one hour for five weeks will be dedicated to Stage 1 golfers and 1 hour for five weeks will be given over to Stage 2 golfers. These will be group lessons and I hope to have a maximum of 5 or 6 per group. This will be on a first come, first served basis.
There is a small charge for this : The 5 weeks of coaching for one hour to Stage 1 and Stage 2 is £10 ie £2 a session, which I think is very good value for a professional golfer's services.
This programme will be repeated again next year in April/May 2016 with a similar charge.
If you are interested please either email me or telephone me as soon as possible so I have an indication of numbers.
Best wishes, Jan
Jan King, Junior Golf Convener
Tel. no. 01577 840524
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
As MGC is part of the Clubgolf Coaching Programme we have been requested to advise all members of our club who our Child Protection Officer is.
In our case this is Christine Laing - Tel. No. 01259 781442, Email email@example.com
This information needs to be displayed on both our club and junior websites, at the request of the SGU.
Please contact Junior Convenor, Jan King, 01577 840524, for further information on membership fees etc.
All three courses and the Practice Areas are exclusively available to Junior Members on a Thursday evening from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.
The Practice Area is generally available at all times to Juniors.
To encourage Juniors to participate in the sport, we offer the use of free golf equipment to any Junior wishing to join us to take up golf, and the dress code does not apply to Juniors.
We encoursge our Juniors to obtain handicaps and to to enter junior competitions both at Muckhart and elsewhere.
Following on from last year, Muckhart Golf Club Junior Section has further embraced the ClubGolf Academy Model for coaching. On Thursday nights, Juniors (aged 9 or over) will be allocated to one of 3 sections according to their level of golfing skills. The 3 sections are:
Stage 1 Beginners (Entry Level) (Development)
Stage 2 Intermediate
Stage 3 Advanced
Our volunteer coaches are registered with Disclosure Scotland and have been briefed in Child Protection procedures.
Junior Coaching can be a very rewarding experience which is highly valued by the Juniors and by the Club itself. Contact the Junior Convener if you'd like to become a trained junior coach or simply help out.
The Junior Booklet answers many of the frequently-asked questions parents have.