Bairnsdale Golf and Bowls Club: Paynesville Road, Eagle Point




EAST GIPPSLAND JUNIOR GOLF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
At Bairnsdale Golf Club our ambition is to not only develop junior golf at our club but also throughout the East Gippsland region; we recognise junior golf is the future of golf.

It is not about how good you are,it is about being involved in the game of golf and enjoying the experience, learning to taking command of oneself in the discipline of learning new skills both mentally and physically, and developing as an individual with skills you can be proud of that will last a life time.

The following is a brief of our development stages with measurable results and targets for juniors to achieve with each stage being progressive in learning every aspect of the game of golf.

Our junior programs are supervised and conducted by our Club Professional Wayne Thomas and assisted by some of our Junior Committee Peter Stubbs and Sam Logan. Parents are also encouraged to get involved with the kids development, they may just learn some new skills for themselves.

We run our junior golf development programs Saturday mornings during school term from 9am to 10.30am and is available to both boys and girls ages 5 to 16 with a cost of $25 per child per term that includes -

       A Junior Development Squad jacket
       Range balls during the clinic
       All necessary equipment including clubs if required
       Supervised instruction
       Course usage where applicable

We will also be conducting one day development programs during each school term holiday break.

For all enquiries or questions contact the Bairnsdale Golf Club Pro-Shop on (03) 5156 6847

STAGE 1 BEGINNERS LICENCE
       Fundamental swing basics
       Short game development
       Basic health and fitness
       Begin to develop golf course etiquette and understanding the game
       Progress to short course and team competitions
       Complete basic skills tests, achieve beginners licence and progress to next stage


STAGE 2 SHORT COURSE LICENCE
       Advance on swing and short game skills
       Golf etiquette and general course behaviour
       Supervised basic course management and group play
       Course care and pace of play
       7 holes adult supervised short course
       7 holes short course scoring target of 49 or better to progress to next stage


STAGE 3 9 HOLES LICENCE
       Continuing swing and short game skills development
       Full 9 holes short course loosely supervised competition play
       Advanced etiquette and on course behaviour
       Advanced course management and group play
       Rules of golf and pace of play
       Scoring target of 54 for boys and 59 for girls to successfully complete stage 3


STAGE 4 GOLF AUSTRALIA HANDICAP LICENCE
On successful completion of stage 3 junior golfers will be nominated by the Bairnsdale GC Junior Golf Committee for Junior Membership at Bairnsdale GC with the opportunity to achieve their GA handicap and become eligible to compete in club level competitions. This handicap also allows junior golfers to play and compete at any golf club competition.

Junior golfers would be inducted into the club and given a full understanding of the following -

       Club committee and structures
       Club house facilities and etiquette
       Yearly program of events including club competition days
       Different types of competition
       Pro-Shop services
       Supervised time sheet bookings through the Pro-Shop
       Possibility to be invited to join Bairnsdale GC pennant squad


STAGE 5 ADVANCED JUNIOR GOLF DEVELOPMENT
       Advanced swing and shot making techniques
       Advanced course management with on course coaching
       Advanced health, nutrition, flexibility and strength conditioning according to individual needs
       Golf Victoria and Golf Australia tournament awareness and the possibility of funding and support in travelling
       to away events