Hi Parents Of Golfers !
We hope your kids all enjoyed getting back into the swing of things recently. It really was a good chance to blow the cobwebs away after a couple of months off.
We three coaches had a catch up meeting on March 10th and have some exciting plans for the year ahead - we did manage to keep the sessions going until mid-December last year, which was rounded off nicely with a Christmas party for the children in the clubhouse - and we fully intend to keep going until the year end in 2017 too !
This year we have decided to bring the coaching session time forward at either end by 15 minutes. It will thus now run from 10.45am - 11.45am. This should work better for those wishing to attend tennis coaching at noon at Atlantis Leisure, whilst still allowing enough time for those doing P1 - P3 football to get finished and up to Glencruitten for the 10.45am start !
So the next coaching session will be Sunday, March 19th, 2017 from 10.45am - 11.45am. We have planned the sessions to run as follows, in 5 week cycles to try and teach the full range of golf skills, rather than just having them standing in the bays for an hour trying to hit the ball as hard and as far with a driver as possible.
The schedule will hopefully run as follows - weather permitting:-
March 19th - PUTTING
March 26th - CHIPPING
April 2nd - PITCHING
April 9th - FULL SHOTS
Easter Sunday - NO COACHING
April 23rd - USE ALL SKILLS ON SHORT COURSE TO BE DESIGNED BY HEAD-GREENKEEPER
Then back to PUTTING on April 30th, with that next 5-week cycle ending with the short course again on May 28th.
There is NO signing up to five week blocks or anything like that though. We have introduced a £1 per session weekly charge to cover our overheads (equipment etc.) but the coaching is totally FREE to junior members. At the Club's A.G.M. in February, the annual junior membership costs were confirmed as follows:-
£20 for under 13's
£40 for 13 to 18 year olds
Hopefully these prices make it a "no-brainer" to sign your children up and get the 40 + weeks of coaching included for effectively nothing !
Subscription forms are available to download here, on this website (under membership) and also available in the clubhouse.
See you all again from Sunday, March 19th on the practice green !
Jonathan, Stewart and Neil (The Coaching Team)