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Junior Golf Academy

Junior Academy Update

As you will be aware Rudy’s last Academy lesson will be the 5th January. We have been searching for a replacement for several weeks now, however we are still to find a suitable candidate. Rather than rushing the search we want to ensure we make the best possible appointment to continue the fantastic work of the Junior Academy.

This means that the junior academy will be placed on hold until a new coach is in place. In the interim we urge you to carry on bringing your young golfer on Saturdays to the driving range and keep them swinging. You can use the Fountain Ridge putting green and when weather permits play on the academy course. The more competent players should play the 9-hole course if they are Junior Bronze members.

We will keep the website updated with news of when we will be in a position to resume the coaching. Thank you for your patience during this change over period.

Willow Valley Golf are working alongside the Golf Foundation to create a modern junior golf development centre to help Juniors learn every aspect of the game of golf in a professional but fun environment.

The junior academy offers great progression for all junior golfers, especially if they become members of both the academy and the golf club. Upon completion of a certain scoring trend on the 9 hole course, the will be offered the next level of membership, giving them access to the intermediate 18 hole course Pine Valley. And once they reach a certain standard on Pine Valley they will then be offered full access to all of the Willow Valley facilities, which includes the prestigious and challenging championship course Willow Valley.

The Junior Academy at Willow Valley Golf gives youngsters from the age of 5 a fantastic opportunity to learn golf.  Willow Valley Golf is dedicated in conjunction with the Golf Foundation to promote;

1.Professional and ethical values

2. Inclusive and equitable practise

3. Professional coaching and continuous development

The academy programs run all year round for 6 weeks and are structured to encourage and motivate young people to take up golf. The Coaching takes place on the covered all year round driving range, short game area, putting green and the specifically designed short game practise course. Each programme consists of a 45 min lesson each week over an 6 week period. All aspects of the game are covered starting with the basics of how to hold and swing a golf club, putting, chipping, irons, woods, golf etiquette, rules and playing the golf course. There is a premium placed on safety at the academy and all juniors are taught how to stay safe both on the driving range and on the golf course.

The academy is coached by Level 2 Golf Coach, Rudy Stables.  The main aim of the Willow Valley Junior Academy is that children come to learn how to play golf but also have fun and enjoy themselves. The dates for the upcoming course of lessons are as follows:

1st December
8th December
15th December
22nd December
29th December
5th January

The price of the course is £45.00, this includes club hire use of the driving range balls and the companies facilities.  For further information on how to book please ring 01274 878624 or email rstables@wvgc.co.uk

There are no spaces available for the junior academy, please contact Rudy Stables via email as soon as possible if interested in any future spaces.