At Kenwick Park we firmly believe that junior golf is a vital component of a successful golf club. This is why we invest our time heavily to ensure any junior receives the very best in coaching and support. The club achieved the Golfmark Award in 2010 which means we have been recognised as a 'junior friendly' club with the necessary facilities in place to ensure the safety of all children that we coach and the opportunity to offer youngsters everything they need to get the maximum enjoyment from the game of golf.
Despite the golf club being only 20 years old we have a rich history of developing junior golfers. This started back in the early days when Eric Sharp was the Head Professional. Eric has a reputation as one of the regions finest coaches. Having coached players to European Tour success and a Ryder Cup appearance his reputation is second to none. Eric spent countless hours on the range at Kenwick Park coaching current Ladies European Tour Professional Sophie Walker. Sophie was rewarded with a 'Life Membership' for her achievements in the Amateur games under the guidance of Eric.
Since Eric's retirement Paul Spence has taken up the mantle in bringing through our next crop of budding junior golfers. We are not necessarily looking for the next Tiger Woods but what we take great pride in is bringing youngsters into the game that want to play golf, enjoy golf and uphold the traditions of the game. Golf is not only a great game for fitness, achieving personal goals and building friendships but it also gives youngsters a great start in life with the opportunity to mix with others from many different backgrounds.
A Junior membership at Kenwick Park comes with many additional benefits. We organise Junior Golf Clinics in the school holidays and coaching every other Saturday afternoon for our junior members at no extra cost. We have a Junior Team that competes in the local Lincolnshire League and juniors who achieve a handicap of 28 or better are eligible to play in the Mens weekend competitions. We also a run a Junior 'Handicap scheme' to offer younger golfers a handicap between 29-54 to help aid their development and goal setting.
Help and advice is never far away, if you would like any more information about Junior Membership please contact Michael Langford on 01507 605134.
Meet our Junior Captain
Our Junior Captain is Ashton Turner. Ashton has been a junior member here for a number of years and has enjoyed many memorable moments on the golf course which was rewarded last year with his first International cap. Despite Ashton's international recognition he is a fine young man who spends time with junior golfers of all abilities.
" New junior members are always made to feel very welcome here. We have a well organised Junior Section of around 30 members ranging from the very young to single figure golfers. The adult members are very friendly and support and encourage both new and existing junior members alike.
As Junior Captain, I will ensure that you settle quickly by introducing you to other juniors to help you start to build friendships, If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me and i will answer any queries you may have.
I hope to see you at Kenwick Park in the near future"
Ashton Turner (Junior Captain 2012)