Academy

Welcome to the Junior Golf Scotland Academy, through our academy sessions we hope to help develop future Ryder Cup, European Tour, LET Tour, PGA Tour Stars and Major Champions!

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About the academy

The Junior Golf Scotland Academy will be made up for 4 stages of coaching, Foundation, Advanced, Performance and Elite. To get the ball rolling we are starting with the Foundation level with out partners at Playsport Golf this May.

Each stage will involve eight, 7 week blocks that will be held during term time to make sure that everyone can get out on the course and put what they have learned into practice. There will be 4 blocks per year with each block getting progressively more in depth to give the juniors the essential building blocks to continually improve their game.  

We are joining forces with our long terms partners at Playsport Golf to deliver the first foundation sessions aimed at junior golfers under the age of 12. Each player will attend a weekly session where they will develop their game along with our online curriculum with some homework to do in between sessions. Parent will be invited to follow along with their childs progress and help them by seeing what each session covers

Each weekly in person session is also uploaded to our online learning platform, so not only can you refresh yourself and follow the homework guides, submit challenges, but also Mum and Dad can follow along and help out! You can access all your certificates, ask your coaches questions, learn some rules and etiquette and complete your end of session quizzes!

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Academy Pathway

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The Foundation part of the Academy places a focus on the basics, things like grip, stance, setup all play a vital part in ensuring that you have the fundamentals right that can be built upon to get you off to the best possible start in your golfing career. Each block for the Foundation stage lasts for 7 weeks of in person coaching combining work on the driving range with time out on the short game area and on the course, with the support of online lessons (and homework!). Parents can follow along through the online lessons. Each block includes warm ups, challenges, tests, quizzes, rules and etiquette and much more! Certificates are issued at the end of each block. Throughout the Foundation block we hope that each junior will build the confidence to get involved in our flag events.

Next block starts Monday 9th and Thursday 12th April at Playsport Golf, sign up below.

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Building upon the hard work put in at the Foundation stage or for those who have a good knowledge of the basics is our Advanced stage. This stage goes into further depth following on from the Foundation stage and starts to add in further skills that each golfers needs to have in their bag. This stage will allow the parents to keep an eye in on what the juniors are working on while giving the juniors a bit more freedom to work on different things out with the sessions and bring them back to the in person sessions to get some further improvements. In person sessions will still be supported with the session information being available to view online and allow the juniors to refer back to it at a later stage. Juniors in this stage will be more than comfortable competing in our 9 and 18 hole events

These sessions will be introduced after the summer break, you can register your interest by clicking here

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The Performance stage is where the groups sizes will start to drop and golfers will be placed in groups of similar abilities, each block will start with skills tests and challenges to highlight areas of focus along with more general group sessions. Again after each in person session they will also be available online for referring back to. By the performance level we aim to have each junior heading towards single figure handicaps and competing regularly in our 18 hole competitions, club competitions and junior opens. There will also be the introduction of fitness sessions as part of the performance stages. 

These sessions will be introduced before the winter break, you can register your interest by clicking here

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The elite level coaching is aimed at lower single figure handicappers. There will be some group work, but this stage will be aimed at each individuals performance highlighting areas where improvements can be made.

This stage will be aimed at players looking to take their career to the next level including the PGA, scholarships, getting onto tour and.

We will be launching this stage in 2023, you can register your interest by clicking here