Juniors Welcome

Introduction

Here at The Leicestershire Golf Club (TLGC) we are very proud of the Junior Section and as such it receives great support from the whole of the club.  With over 70 junior members, both boys and girls and still growing, we believe that TLGC is a great place for any junior golfer to develop.  Our junior section is full of promising young golfers, both boys and girls and with regular competitions they get every opportunity to progress.  Whilst we have a number of boys and girls involved in County level golf we also welcome and encourage juniors of all abilities.      

Junior Committee and Junior Captain

Run by a dedicated and enthusiastic Juniors’ Committee, with James Dobson (PGA Level 1 coach), Neil MacDougall, Parin Patel and Marion Keene as Junior Organisers, supported by Head Professional Peter Livie and Assistant Professional Peter Faragher. We provide a safe and fun environment for Juniors to learn and realise their full potential, whilst equipping them with golfing and life skills, which they will hopefully use and enjoy for the rest of their lives.   

Juniors Wellbeing

We take the safety and wellbeing of our juniors very seriously and all members of the committee are DBS checked and attend regular Child Safeguarding courses. The club is also part of the Golf Mark scheme. 

What do we offer our juniors?

At the 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, to experience what we have to offer.  Also, each junior is entitled to a free monthly 30 minute individual coaching session, with either of the club’s professionals.  In addition, Peter Faragher offers group coaching every Saturday with sessions to suit different abilities.  Peter also runs very popular golf camps during most school holidays at a very competitive price. 

Facilities

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. 

Competitions

Competition is an important part of golf and, whilst not compulsory, we encourage juniors to improve and better themselves; and this is best achieved through playing in a competitive environment.  There are regular competitions for both handicapped and non-handicapped juniors at the club and 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. 

Contacting us

Junior Organisers

James Dobson

07989 412482

james.dobson3@ntlworld.com

 

 

james.dobson3@ntlworld.com

Club Professionals

Peter Livie

07525 450708

petelivie@hotmail.co.uk

Peter Faragher

07592 888505

leicestergolfcoach@gmail.com

 

 

Junior Captain Thomas Dzuiba