The golf season is only a matter of months away!
The festive season was a busy one for me at the JFGA; I have been busy teaching at Greenacres Golf Centre and running indoor kids classes at the University of Ulster Jordanstown.
At the beginning of the month Johnny and I ran two elite junior camps for the JFGA’s best and most committed students. The days included technical work, lectures on the correct attitude, short game and putting performance drills and also talks from JFGA Students Chris Selfridge, Tiarnan McLarnon and Michael Hoey. The day was highly enjoyable and all the kids really enjoyed the sessions that we put together so the next elite junior camp should just be around the corner!
I also re-started my indoor kids classes at the University of Ulster Jordanstown. After the success of the first 11 week class the University has decided to do two classes of 7 weeks up until the Easter school holidays. The class is perfect for kids who are looking to get into golf, as the classes are based on the basic fundamentals of golf and fun games all with plastic tri-golf equipment. If you know anyone who would be interested in these classes then please get into contact with me and I can provide you with more information.
I have also started doing a Pre-Round Clinic for Greenacres Golf Club members on Saturday mornings, every fortnight. The clinic is basically just a check up of the golfer’s swing and basics just before they play, lasting only 15 minutes. The clinic has been a great success so far, if you want some more information then please don’t hesitate in getting in contact with me.
During January I was also very fortunate to be named the new Junior Convenor of Greenacres Golf Centre. I was delighted with the news and I have some big plans for 2014 to help develop the current junior members into the best golfers they can be and also on how to increase junior membership numbers and also kids playing golf within the community. Watch this space!
Johnny and I have also been having a lot of meetings since the year began and we have a lot of exciting plans for the year ahead. If you want to be kept informed of these great ideas as they unfold then please follow us on Twitter or like the Facebook page!
Not too long until the new season starts!