The Green Acres Board established the Golf Development Sub-Committee with the objective of enhancing the standard of golf for all members of Green Acres particularly junior members and those who represent the Club in inter-club (pennant) competitions.
This Sub-Committee also oversees the Junior Development Fund which provides funding sourced from member contributions to encourage the development of junior golfers at Green Acres.
For more information regarding our Junior Golf initiatives, view the pages below:
- Ray Doherty Scolarship
Green Acres Golf Club is proud of it various junior golfing programs and has focused on this area of the game for over twenty years. The various levels of junior golf are detailed below. Should you require additional information, or wish to make a booking, please do not hesitate to contact either the Golf Operations Manager or the Club office.
Introduction to Golf junior clinics
From Friday August 2nd, Green Acres Golf Club will be hosting weekly "Introduction to Golf? junior clinics. The clinic is for children aged between 8 and 14 years and is primarily designed for children with little or no exposure to golf.
The premise of this clinic is to introduce the basic principles of the golf swing to children and to provide an assessment of golfing ability and readiness for the GAGC Beginners Clinic, starting in September 2013.
- Offered consistently every Friday at 4pm for 1 hour, hosted by Andrew Kloprogge PGA.
- Capped at 10 children per clinic with an age range of 8 to 14 years , your child will receive expert tuition in a both a group and individual setting
- At a cost of just $10 per child per session (pay as you go), it represents fantastic value for money
- All equipment will be provided by Green Acres unless the child has their own
- Normal GAGC dress regulations apply, please see
the website for details
Bookings are essential through the Golf Centre on 9589 2338.
Click here for more information on the upcoming Beginner Clinic starting August 31st.
Junior Pennant Program
The Pennant Programme is designed to support participants in the elite competition conducted by Golf Victoria.
The Junior Pennant squad for 2013 has been announced, the squad is James Kentish, Jack Allan, Tom Allan, Mitch Jones, Matthew Davies, Matthew Ellis, Will Herbert, James van der Paal, Darcy Long and Sam Tucker. Pictured below is the squad at the presentation of their pennant uniform with the club's teaching professional, Andrew Kloprogge.
Junior Programme Summary
|Junior Clinics||Open to all|
|Junior Competitions and Social Events||Available to Club members only|
|Junior Pennant||Available to Club members only|
Junior Club Tournaments
In addition to the above programmes, Green Acres organises a number of tournaments for our juniors to play in. These are typically scheduled in the holidays.
Green Acres also supports our junior members by paying for tournament fees for events that are run at other clubs. Please click on "Events" above for more information.
Ray Doherty was a strong supporter of junior golf, emphasising not only their playing ability but their approach and attitude towards the game. A scholarship has been established in his name that provides funding to one or two exceptional juniors per year with the aim of developing both their golfing and life skills. It is also expected that these young members will then go on to provide valuable support to other juniors who are coming through the junior ranks of the Club.
Recipients of the Scholarship are:
|2005/2006||Matt Cowley and Matt Dowling|
|2007/2008||Brett Barratt and Cam Tickell|
|2009/2010||Sienna Lambert and Rodger Paul|
|2010/2011||Claudia Marazita and Adam McLean|
|2011/2012||Nathan Chan and Mitch Jones|
|2012/2013||Ricky Baldasso and Mark Baldasso|
Donations to this scholarship are always welcome and can be made through the Club office.