Leeds Golf Centre is one of the finest places for juniors to take up the game around. Along with top quality PGA trained coaching staff, the facilities to get young golfers up and running, progressing and enjoying the game are second to none. As well as the outdoor and indoor practice facilities, The Oaks par 3 course gives them the perfect opportunity to get their first taste of proper golf.
The Leadbetter Academy staff are experts at devising thorough, detailed and fun sessions to get the kids learning and enjoying the sport from the very get go. They are constantly developing the junior program to make it as accessible as possible, as well being development and progression focused.
These are the perfect way for kids to get into golf. The Term Lessons involve them attending 1 hour sessions, at the same time each week, during school term times. The sessions run on week day evenings, and throughout the day on Saturdays and Sundays. The sessions are taught in groups of no more than 6 children, cater for children aged 5 to 16, and great care is taken in finding the perfect group for each young golfer. So if your child has already had some golfing experience, but wants to get involved, we can fit them in to one of the more experienced groups.
New for 2015, for the juniors aged 6 to 12 we are using the PGA endorsed, official national programme, Junior Golf Passport. A programme put together by the Golf Foundation and HSBC Golf Roots, and delivered by our Leadbetter trained academy staff, we are confident the kids are getting the best junior coaching around.
The lessons teach both the technical and tactical side of golf, as well as teaching the etiquette and values of the game. Whether your kid wants to be the next Rory Mcllroy, or they just want to enjoy the occasional game with friends, the term lessons are the perfect way of getting them started and progressing in the game.
Term lessons costs £55 per 6 week block, with renewals to be paid on the day of the first session.
Joe Feather – PGA Professional
Chris Parker– PGA Professional
James Murray– PGA Trainee Professional
In school holidays the junior academy team put on golf camps, Monday to Friday, 9am until 4pm.
The camps cover all aspects of the game, as well as loads of fun activities to keep the kids active and entertained for the full day with lunch provided. They can attend for the full week, or can do single days to suit your availability. A full week camp costs £150, or £35 per day.
Tiger Cubs competitions are the perfect introduction to competitive golf for juniors. Played on The Oaks par 3 course, the juniors first play for their handicap, then compete in different age divisions for trophies and prizes. Competitions take place on the first Sunday of every month, with some extra dates to be confirmed for major trophies. The Competitions are run by Leeds Golf Centre staff and parents.
There is great comradery among the Tiger Cubs, with young and promising golfers showing improvement month on month. The juniors build a great relationship with each other, as well as with the Leeds Golf Centre staff, and really start to find their feet in the golf club environment.
Any junior golfer under the age of 14 is eligible to play in the Tiger Cubs. If they are a member of another club or are having tuition elsewhere, this is no problem whatsoever, the more the merrier.
The next step in a junior’s progression is to become a member of the golf club, and start to play on the 18 hole Wike Ridge course. Every junior that joins Wike Ridge Golf Club is invited to come and join in with the junior team coaching sessions, to get to know the rest of the junior section. They are also invited to play in the junior team competitions where they are supervised in playing for their handicap.
From there they are eligible to play in all Wike Ridge Golf Club competitions, as well as being eligible for selection for the junior team, who compete in leagues and knock out competitions throughout the season.
If you would like to enquire about any or all aspects of the junior academy, or wish to enrol your son or daughter on any of our programmes, please contact Joe Feather by email: firstname.lastname@example.org