At Harpenden Golf Club we have an active Junior Section with over 40 members ranging in age from 10 years old in school year 6 through to 18 years old in school year 13. We run an exciting program of golf for all ages and abilities that gives our junior members an opportunity to develop and improve their skills in an enjoyable environment.
We have a qualified Assistant Professional Finlay Mitchell who came through the junior ranks himself at Harpenden Golf Club and who is also a past Junior Captain. All juniors are encouraged to take lessons in order to help them maximise their golfing potentail and as an incentive, the Club runs promotional offers to subsidise these lessons. Finlay also runs regular 'Introduction to Golf' courses for children wishing to take up the sport.
League and Club Matches
For juniors wishing to play competitive golf there are a number of different options both at Club level and throughout the County. At Club level we run both a winter and summer knockout competition as well as a winter eclectic and summer league with various cups and trophies awarded to the winners.
At County level our activities have been as follows:-
Lexus League is a Four Ball, Better Ball competition which is contested by about 20 clubs throughout Hertfordshire. The clubs are divided into groups of five and each team has home and away fixtures against the other teams in their group. Group winners progress to a semi-final and a final.
Harpenden Junior Boys Championship is an annual contest between the three Harpenden Clubs, being Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, Harpenden Common Golf Club and Harpenden Golf Club. Each year teams of eight play a strokeplay competition on two out of the three courses for the HJBC Cup.
Juniors are encouraged to participate in other County events such as the Futures Tour for 6 to 11 year olds and the iTour for 10 to 14 year olds and to play in some of the Junior Open competitions. Results from these events are fed into the County Boys Order of Merit which then allows the County to offer Academy coaching places to any rising stars.
For further information and Junior Membership applications please contact Joy Pickard in the office at Harpenden Golf Club.