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 Director of Golf or the Club office.
Junior Golf Clinic
Michael Skinner will also be running Junior Golf Clinics for both members and non-members beginning 20 October 2012 and concluding 2 March 2012. This is a great opportunity if you have children or grandchildren who are interested in improving their golfing skills. The Clinics will focus on full swing, putting, chipping and pitching. Click here to view further informatioin about the Junior Golf Clinics.
If you have any questions about either of these programs please contact the Golf Centre on 9859 2338.
Junior Golf Development Sessions
This is a programme for assimilating junior members into competition play. The programme involves coaching from the Director of Golf, mentoring from senior players, participation in tournaments and culminates in potentially participating in the Junior Pennant program.
The programme is run in a small group (maximum of three). These sessions run during the year and are available for all junior members. The purpose is to provide more individual coaching concentrating on improving shot making, club selection skills and course management. The cost for these sessions is funded by the Golf Development Sub committee.
Junior Pennant Programme
The Pennant Programme is designed to support participants in the elite competition conducted by the VGA and WGV.
Junior Programme Summary
|Junior Clinics||Open to all|
|Junior Golf development||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 their juniors to play in. These are typically scheduled in the holidays.
Green Acres also supports their 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.
The Green Acres Junior Masters 2013 is coming up on Monday 30 September.
Kilmore Golf Club 17th Junior Memorial Tournament
Details of Junior Tournaments held around the state will be posted here once announced.