Nurturing Grass Roots Talent
Our unique New Forest Junior Golf programme provides young golfers with a structured and rewarding pathway from beginner to elite. The programme is split into four areas: long game, short game, putting and on course conduct.
New Forest Junior Open Series 2023.
The Georgia Hall, Junior Open Series
This event is part of a series of 5 events held in the New Forest over Paultons Golf Centre, The Forest Course at Bramshaw and the Manor Course at Bramshaw. The open series is aimed at providing playing opportunities for junior golfers of all age groups and ability levels. Please see dates and link to entry below:
31st May – Paultons Junior Open
1st June – The Forest at Bramshaw Junior Challenge
25th July – Paultons Junior Masters
16th August – The Forest at Bramshaw Open
23rd October – Manor Masters
2 events on each day, 9-hole challenge and the 18-hole tournament
9-hole challenge is for all age groups under 10 and players who are new to the game and hold a handicap over 36 (age groups U6, U8, U10)
18-hole tournament is for age groups between 11 & 18 years of age, there will be a handicap and scratch event (age groups U12, U14, U16, U18)
Both events will be a Stableford competition
There will be an order of merit for juniors competing in all events.
The field will be limited so please do get your entries in early to avoid disappointment.
The cost to enter is £25, which will include prizes and food after play.
FREE* membership to Paultons Golf Centre and the Forest Course at Bramshaw.
Commit to and play in all 5 junior opens and we will gift the junior FREE* membership to Paultons Golf Centre and the Forest Course at Bramshaw, they will receive the perks of membership also, with a longer booking window for tee times, discount off F&B, discount off golf shop purchases and a discount on the Toptracer Driving Range. The membership will commence from the first event on the 31st May 2023.
The initial cost will be £260, which is payable on entry of the final event, the Manor Masters. Please enter each tournament separately, pay the £25 entry fee for each and then when entering the Manor Masters please select the add-on called Free Membership which is charged at £135. Once all 5 events have been played in, we will re-imburse £135 making the membership free.
A Pathway from Beginner to Elite
How long is the pathway?
Improvement and enjoyment go hand in hand and so, to ensure your child is able to learn at their own pace, there is no set time. It is essential that, first and foremost, golf is fun and putting a junior player under pressure to perform and develop at a speed outside of their comfort zone, risks putting them off the game, as opposed to creating enthusiasm. We would like all juniors coming through the pathway to be the best they can be and we believe that this can only be achieved at their own pace (with a little drive from the PGA Professionals, of course!).
When will the coaching take place?
The pathway sessions will take place during term times, with added instruction during the school holidays. The initial coaching will be delivered at the weekends but midweek sessions may be added at a later date or upon request.
How does the pathway work?
We have 4 levels of achievement. These are:
• Beginner (green)
• Novice (blue)
• Established (red)
• Accomplished (gold)
Within each level your child will learn about the golfing basics, their development of those skills, and build an understanding of their own golf swing. Once these skills are mastered the aim will be to develop the power game – the most important part of the long game.
Short game skills will also be developed, as well as an understanding of the importance of this part of the game, especially how it can make or break a round of golf.
Finally, all of these new skills and knowledge will be put into action on the course and your child will be taught how to score as they play a round.
At each level your child will be tested with certain challenges and skills tests which they will be required to pass before progressing to the next level.