Here is some information about our Junior Section.
Please call Rachel (0191 2362498) who will be happy to help you if you wish to find out more about joining.
The Junior section is made up of Junior members of both Northumberland Golf Club (NGC) and Gosforth Park Ladies Golf Club (GPLGC). Golfers are of all abilities between the ages of 11-19.
Our aims are:
to help everyone to gain a CONGU (Council of National Golf Unions) handicap so that you can play in all club competitions as soon as you are ready to.
to teach you course and club house etiquette including dress code
to teach you the rules of golf
to improve your game
to help you enjoy the game of golf with other young players
to encourage you to become a team player for NGC Juniors
to encourage you to go on to become senior members of NGC or GPLGC
We hold competitions each half term and during every school holiday.
Alongside the 18 hole competitions, we run 8 hole competitions for our younger members and those with high Junior handicaps who may not be ready for 18 hole competitions.
All these competitions are a great way to meet your follow golfers and start networking for your own friendly golf through the season.
NORTHUMBRIA JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCHES
This season will be our ninth season in the Junior League and the team has made good progress each year. We have a strong squad of players and our target is to qualify for the knock out stages of the League competition.
League matches will start in April and most will be played on Sundays, but during school holidays we will try to play some of them on weekdays.
We provide Junior coaching on the practice ground during the school summer holidays. You must inform Rachel Moran of the dates you wish to attend by responding to the email that will go out to you nearer the time - we will limit the number of places to the coaching staff available each week - please contact Rachel if you are in any doubt. Some coaching will be offererd on the coaching afternoons to total beginners as "a taster", these sessions will be overseen by Junior Committee Members. We do not offer a "creche" facility for very young players - parents of these youngsters will be asked to stay to help during the coaching session. The CONGU group will be coached by a County PGA professional and the Junior handicap group will be coached by other CRB checked top class players who have offered their skills and have been invited to help by the committee.
Good luck and good golfing!