Prince's Golf Club

How the Junior Golf Passport benefits PGA Coaches 

Prince’s Golf Club, an established Links course in Kent, welcomes many golfers to its facility, including juniors who are starting out on their golfing journey. The club recognises the importance of developing young players and is enjoying the effect that registering for the new Junior Golf Passport is having on its junior section.

The club has a number of children attending Saturday morning coaching lessons but chose to implement the Junior Golf Passport as, according to Brittany Burton Assistant PGA Trainee Professional at Prince’s GC, “it seemed the perfect resource to make golf fun and interactive for kids to enjoy and learn how to get into golf.” To promote the programme, the coaching team organised a free junior welcome day that was open to all. Flyers advertising the event were distributed to local schools and club members and around 30 children and adults joined in the fun. This prompted Brittany to organise junior coaching camps in the Easter and Summer holidays for youngsters, where they were given a taster of what the Passport involves.

Brittany found the Junior Golf Passport resources and website useful for both coach and child. It has helped her develop her skills as a coach by showing how “to make golf fun and interesting for children” while encouraging youngsters to take responsibility for their learning by tracking their individual progress online. Inviting children to monitor their weekly progress also prompts a habit of regular play. If a child completes one section, they want to carry on playing to show their improvement by moving on to the next level.

Prince’s GC aims to provide a friendly and supportive environment where young golfers can develop their skills. The Junior Golf Passport is just one resource the club is employing to do this, but it’s the dedication of the coaching team that will ensure the junior section continues to be a success.

Main achievements:
30 children and adults attended an open day at the club.
Between 4-10 juniors regularly attend golf lessons each weekend.
Parents have a greater understanding of the club’s coaching team since the Passport has been implemented.

“I think the Junior Golf Passport is a great way to develop a child’s learning of the sport. It is a fun way of learning about golf and getting children to improve each week. It has had a positive effect, especially to our junior section here at the golf club and I would hope from doing the programme we will gain a few juniors as members of the golf club” 
Brittany Burton, Assistant PGA Trainee Professional