Junior Golf Academy
My golf academy offers junior group and individual lessons and is 1 of the best attended in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. I aim to make golf fun, easy and enjoyable for children. Group lessons take place every Saturday and during half-term and school holidays.
I teach children of any age although for safety reasons 5 is the minimum age in the group lessons.
I provide clubs and balls for children who do not have their own. I use Tri-Golf with beginners and very young children. Tri-Golf consists of plastic clubs, foam balls and many different targets. It is an easy, fun and safe way to start playing golf.
When coaching children I keep technical input to a minimum. My main focus is on ensuring that they have good basics such as grip and set-up. From this sound set-up position their natural ability will be able to flourish. As the children get older and they improve I mentor them and start to prepare them for playing on the course and competing in tournaments.
I have a good reputation in the local area of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire for coaching junior golf. I have taught the Berks., Bucks. and Oxon county juniors and the children of Thomas Bjorn and other European Tour players. I also coach children who have represented the county juniors and won many junior opens. Some of my pupils have gone onto college in the U.S. on golf scholarships.
I also go into schools to teach golf to the pupils. I have taught at local schools including Davenies, Caldicott and The Oratory.
I am Enhanced CRB approved and First Aid qualified.
Golf is a great game for children. It is a game that you can play for life. Golf teaches many positive attributes including good time-keeping (missing your tee-time is not an option!), honesty (cheating in golf is very rare and totally unacceptable unlike many other popular sports), patience and concentration. These traits will help an individual in all walks of life.
Not all children like team sports. They prefer individual sports such as golf because they can play whenever they want to, progress at their own pace and do not feel any pressure to perform from team mates.