Q. Our club needs more members, especially adult members. How will your junior programmes help us get more adult members?
A. Most juniors need a parent / adult / guardian to take them to the golf course and home afterwards. Most parents are interested in what their kids do and will stay and watch. Adults, like kids, find it hard to watch people have fun and not join in themselves!
It is commonly found that non-golfing parents who turn up to club coaching programmes pick up a golf club. From there it is up to the club to continue to develop their interest. Clubs who have had success with developing their junior programmes have had success in increasing adult membership as well. Check out the Matamata Golf Club case study as an example.
Q. Our Golf Development Manager (GDM) has talked to our club already about Junior Plus, but we felt it was too much hard work.
A. The Junior Plus programme was reviewed in 2010 and as a result simplified for clubs to achieve either the par, birdie or eagle level. To help clubs get a basic junior programme up and running, templates have been created. It would be well worth your clubs time in having another meeting with your GDM to discuss how they can help improve or start up a junior programme at your club.
It is one thing to be talked about as the home favourite. It
is another thing all together to deliver on that expectation. ...
Auckland rep Wenyung Keh feels like she has a point to prove
this week at the Nelson Golf Club.
Northland amateur Kadin Neho has been working hard on his game in preparation for his title defence of
the New Zealand Am...
Wellington golfer Julianne Alvarez will look to back up her
emotional NZ Amateur win at Manawatu this week in Nelson. ...
Toro Men's Interprovincial
Anita Boon Pro-Am at the North Shore Golf Club
Charles Tour: John Jones Steel Harewood Open Final Round
NZ Open Tournament Director Michael Glading on Golf Central
NZ Tourism Golf Strategy
ANZ Golf Business Seminar Series
100 Hole Marrowthon
Kenny Halliday on Golf Central