At JWhitaker Golf, we have been teaching children and young people to play golf for many years, and the results are there to be seen with the success of our junior golfers. With golf making its debut as an Olympic sport in Brazil in 2016, we’re sure this will result in an increase in the number of children who want to get into the game.
With our juniors, we like them to have fun whilst learning and enjoying the game of golf. Our lessons also take place using our full academy facilities and entail both indoor and outdoor teaching.
We now participate in HSBC Golf Roots, which is the Golf Foundation's national programme to enhance the lives of young people through playing golf. Within that the Golf Passport is the national structured learning programme for children, endorsed by the PGA.
The multi-layered programme progresses a complete novice golfer into a junior golfer ready for membership at a golf club.
The programme has three key levels: START, LEARN and PLAY.
The START level is all about fun and an elementary introduction to golf.
The LEARN level is a move towards technical instruction through games based training, always with the emphasis on fun.
The PLAY level teaches the child to apply their learning to the golf course, preparing them for potential club membership and competition.
Access to the golf course and playing golf on a course are important features of the Junior Golf Passport from the START in order to develop a real connection to golf.