All three courses are open for play with a few temporary greens on the Arndean and Cowden.
Last updated: 10.03.2014 11:02
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.
Click here for the Junior Captain's review of 2013.
Muckhart won the Junior County Scratch Championship Final at sunny Gleneagles Queens Course on Saturday 28th September by 3-2 against a very strong Crieff side.
A fantastic performance by the team considering they lost 3.5-1.5 to Crieff earlier in the year.
Robert Watson beat Calum McGuigan 3&1
Russell Malcolm lost to Rory Stewart 1 hole
Ross White beat Calum Graham 4&2
Ian Hill beat Mathew Scott 4&2
Gareth Hutchinson lost to Dean Gilfillan 3&2
Special mention must also go to Euan Duthie, Neil Jubb and Ogilvie Robertson who all won important points for the team during this season.
Report from Vic Petrie
There were 9 Juniors and 4 coaches as well as some parents who attended the event at Gleneagles. The weather was blustery with occasional showers but we did have some sunny periods. The original party was 12 strong but 3 Juniors did not appear on the day. 12 is a good number to have on such an event.
However, those who did had a very enjoyable time. We are gradually making the transition from the Muckhart way to the Clubgolf system of grading our juniors. If we get the opportunity to repeat the Gleneagles experience, we would hope to use it as an incentive and reward to those who are making progress during our coaching activities. Most of those picked will be from Stage 2 with a small number being the better ones from Stage 1.
Muckhart Golf Club have been involved with Clubgolf for several years but it is only this year that we have decided to transition to the formal Clubgolf Scottish Golf player highway. We have 102 members of our Junior section. not all are devoted to the game and we accommodate those who want to play with their friends etc. However, we have 14 coaches and helpers who do a tremendous job in the coaching/support roles.
I would like, on behalf of Muckhart Golf Club, to express our gratitude to Gleneagles Hotel for allowing us to enjoy their facilities and I can assure everybody that the kids do enjoy the experience immensely.
Muckhart Golf Club have purchased a new portacabin as a meeting place for their young golfers and the storage of junior golf equipment thanks to grants of £3,829 received from Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust and £4,146 from Awards for All Scotland.
The official opening of the new portacabin was carried out by Ross White, Muckhart Junior Golf Champion and Junior Captain ably assisted by Ian Hill, Finlay Hamilton, Jack Naitby, Brenna Phillips and Craig Robinson. The golden key was then handed over to the Club Captain, Alan Bruce.
Ross who is 16 said “Golf is a great game and I have made lots of friends through it. I have had a lot of support from the club so who knows where it can take you.”
Muckhart Golf Club who have 120 juniors and 19 golf coaches are actively involved in the national golf initiative “Clubgolf” and can offer golf tuition from beginners to county level on their 27 hole golf course throughout the summer months. There is a membership fee but all golf tuition and equipment is free. As well as free lessons there is a golf academy and flag competitions providing a great opportunity for young people wishing to take up game. The new portacabin as well as providing a meeting place for juniors will be used for quiz competitons and putting practice during bad weather and will be especially useful for our Primary After School Club who enjoy taking part in Clubgolf coaching free of charge from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on Thursdays during the summer.
Anyone interested in joining Muckhart Golf Club Junior Development Programme should contact Muckhart Golf Club on 01259 781423.
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