The Junior Section at Bath Golf Club has about 50 girls and boys ranging from 7 to 18 years of age.
The section is run by a Junior Committee, each of whom takes responsibility for one of the major activity areas for the year.
We run regular competitions during the season which are open to all players, including those who have not yet achieved a handicap. These are usually Stableford competitions but some are medals. Some of them carry a trophy as first prize and these are awarded at the Club’s annual prize giving at the end of the year. See “Calendar and Events” for dates.
Our Junior team plays in the Bristol & District Junior Golf League, against teams ranging from Clevedon to Chipping Sodbury. The 2010 season was our best ever, the team reaching the league play-offs without losing a match, coming second in the Alliance Trophy and winning the Alliance Knockout Cup. Again, see “Fixture” for future matches.
The Section raises money by donations from individuals and other sections of the Club, and also by running Open tournaments. The money we raise is invested in developing our players.
The Wessex Masters is open to players under 14 and attracts top-quality players from all over the country. Our Junior Open is a Daily Telegraph qualifier for all juniors and usually attracts around 60 competitors.
We run group coaching on Saturdays during the Spring and Summer available to members and non-members and junior open evenings. We are very grateful for the support of our professionals, Russell Covey, Phil Cloak and James Hannam.