Here at the Leicestershire Golf Club (TLGC) we are very proud of the Junior Section and as such it receives a great support fom the whole of the club. With around 70 junior members, both boys and girls still growing, our aim is to be premier club for juniors in the county. Our boys section is full of promising young golfers and continues to get stronger, with a large number of girls regularly playing in competitions at The Leicestershire and a number also playing in county competitions and teams.
Junior Committee and Junior Captain
Run by a dedicated and enthusiastic Juniors' Committee, with James Dobson (PGA Level 1 coach) and Neil MacDougall as Junior Organisers, supported by Head Professional Peter Levie and Kym Larratt. We provide a safe, fun environment for Juniors to learn and progress to their full potential, whilst equipping them with golfing and life skills, which they will hopefully use and enjoy for the rest of their lives.
We take our Junior safety and wellbeing very seriously and all Junior orgainsers are DBS checked and attend regular Child Safe Guarding courses. The club is also part of the Golf Mark scheme.
What do we offer our juniors?
At TLGC we think it’s important that Juniors learn the great game but also have fun and build friendships. As such, there is a range of activities for Juniors to get involved in. Every Sunday we offer a free one hour session, where Juniors can receive coaching, participate in skills challenges and games but mainly have fun; these are well attended all year round. Anyone interested in finding out more about what we do at TLGC can attend two taster sessions. Also, each junior is entitled to a free monthly 30 minute individual coaching session with either of the club’s professionals. In addition, Pete Livie offers group coaching every Saturday with sessions to suit different abilities. Pete also runs very popular golf camps during most school holidays at a very competitive price.
The Leicestershire Golf Club offers great facilities for all golfers including juniors, not only on the course but off as well. We have multiple junior tees to match all abilities including Blue and Black discs for our younger and inexperienced juniors on all eighteen holes. Allowing juniors to play from a tee that suits their ability with a chance to make pars and birdies. There are also great practice and teaching facilities to help juniors to improve their game.
Competition is an important part of golf and, whilst not compulsory, we encourage juniors to improve; and this is best achieved through playing in a competitive environment. There are regular competitions for juniors with a handicap and for those without. A number of our juniors play in several regional and national tour competitions. We have a Junior County League team and encourage all juniors with handicaps to play in it. Once a year we organise the Festival of Golf competition; this is the one of the largest Junior Open competitions in the county with around 80 juniors from all over Leicestershire competing.