Term 1 Coaching is now underway and news of our great Clinics is reaching further afield resulting in 20 juniors and cadets on the practice fairway on 28 April. Members are reminded that our juniors are on the practice fairway on Saturday mornings from 8.30am to 9.30am and many Tuesday afternoons from 3.45pm to 4.45pm.
The first GHMZGA Junior Futures Tour event was held at Woodford Golf Club on Sunday 29 April and Bribie Island had great representation with 8 golfers spread across all Divisions. For half of the kids this was their first real competition and everyone had a fun day.
Zoe Brooks won the Best Gross in the 3 hole Division while another “newbie” Zac Heading, took out Best Nett in the 6 hole Division.
Bribie Island hosts a Futures Tour event on 24 June and we will be looking for some helpers with spotting, the sausage sizzle and other things so if you are interested in helping out for one or two hours let me know (Linda Urquhart) or put your name down with the Office.
Connor, Hunter, Tegan, Kayla, Zoe and Nina at Woodford. Missing Zac and Baxter
Zoe Brooks making her speech for Best Gross -3 hole division
Zac Heading with his trophy for Best Nett – 6 hole division
JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS
Coaching every Saturday morning and Tuesday afternoon for 2019:
Term 1 – Saturday 2 February to 2 April (no clinic on 26 March)
Term 2 – Saturday 27 April to Tuesday 18 June
Term 3 – Saturday 20 July to Tuesday 10 September
Term 4 – Saturday 12 October to Tuesday 3 December
- Coaching Clinics and Fun Events for Junior Golfers and those just starting out
- Great coaching with our young PGA Professionals, all equipment provided – $90 a Term
- Come along to join in the group fun – learn a new sport or sharpen your golfing skills
- Cadet Membership of the Bribie Island Golf Club only $30 for 2019
- Call the Golf Shop on 3408 1457 to book a place
UPCOMING JUNIOR EVENTS
Click here to view the Junior events in the zone: Glasshouse Mountains Junior Events
Click here to view the Junior events in the zone: Sunshine Coast South Burnett District Events
Golf – A great game for children of all ages.
Below is a list of the “Top 10 Reasons Kids Should Play Golf” as recommended by the Player Development Committee of the PGA of America – a group dedicated to introducing the game to people of all abilities and backgrounds.
- Develop Life Long Benefits: Benefits of golf include making life-long friends and learning a game that can be played.
- Spend Quality Time with Family: Golf can be an event around which all family members can gather for several hours. It is a great opportunity for parents to provide positive feedback and encouragement to children.
- Spending Time Outdoors: Walking and being active in the outdoors allows for breathing in fresh air and establishes healthy exercise habits, far beyond indoor video games or television.
- Business Skills: In addition to etiquette and the ability to play comfortably with new acquaintances, golf teaches self-confidence, improves the ability to work with numbers, and applies problem solving skills that are critical in business.
- Anyone Can Play: Men, women, children, people from all over the globe and all walks of life come together on a golf course. The diversity found on a golf course opens young golfers to a broader view of the world and all people.
- Self-Improvement: Golf challenges the player toward constant self-improvement. Players analyze what they did well and what has to change to improve. Players develop habits of self-improvement by self-analysis skills, seeking professional instruction, and accepting critiques from others.
- Etiquette and Values: Golf has a rich tradition of etiquette which lives on today. Playing golf teaches youth how to behave towards self and others, and imparts values such as truthfulness and strength during adversity.
- Health: Golf is an active game and is less injury prone than contact sports. Conditioning for golf improves strength of core muscles that support the spine, improves flexibility, and allows participants the opportunity to be active and fit.
- Controlling Emotions: In golf as in life, there are achievements and disappointments. Learning from mistakes and overcoming obstacles improves a player’s game, and teaches them to optimistically carry out the same pattern in day to day life.
- Fun: Young people grow up too quickly in today’s busy, technological world. Gathering with friends to play golf gives young golfers the opportunity to spend enjoyable times in friendly competition or collegial companionship.
Bribie Island Golf Club has a well coordinated Junior Golf program.