The CC Golf Academy has a stairway in place so that every junior can join in at whatever level they are at. From first experiencing golf at school or at one of our FREE taster sessions the young golf enthusiast can climb as far up the stairway as they would like. We have many juniors who have started with us at a very young age and have kept climbing. One of the most important parts of the process is getting the kids out onto the golf course. Our golf camp days do this with ease as do our academy fun competitions of which we have over 40 each year. As addictive as golf can be it is important to note that no matter how dedicated they become it is still important for youngsters to play other sports while they are growing and not to specialise until they are well into their teens.
We offer a number of different golf days and events to introduce children to the game:
Kids Fun Golf Days
Kids Fun Golf is all fun and games. A number of team activities are played and are designed to give children an easy introduction to golf. A mix of plastic and real clubs and balls are used, safety zones and a point system that encourages all to have fun. The coaching is kept simple making it perfect for large or small groups of children. It is perfect fun for boys and girls aged 6 and above. Find out more.
FREE Junior Golf Taster Sessions
We understand that children can go through fads and that parents may be reluctant to enroll their children into what can be perceived as an expensive sport. (It’s not really!) So we provide free children’s golf lessons every Saturday of school holidays, just so that you can try golf without spending any money. Find out more.
Junior Golf Academy
The Junior Golf Academy was created to enhance the learning of juniors who were not yet ready for a CONGU handicap and 18 hole tournaments. In 2006 there were around a dozen members and one tournament. There are now over 100 current members and over 40 fun tournaments are played each year. Our junior academy members have gone on to become Club Champions, Sussex Champions, NCAA Division 1 players and even past world number 1 ranked golfer with a disability, George Groves, used to attend our weekend junior coaching and summer camps.
The Junior Golf Academy has over 100 days of activities throughout the year. There are 8-week coaching series in Spring, Summer, and Autumn that tie in with the school term, Golf Camps during school holidays, 6 Championship Tournaments with 6 different age groups, 4 seasonal Junior/Adult Foursomes (which incorporates their own Order of Merit), 12 9-hole Stablefords, 7 x Summer Pairs events, 8 Junior/Adult Scrambles and 5 Winter Pairs events. All the children that are part of the Junior Golf Academy are encouraged to take part in many of the activities no matter how young or inexperienced as the events have been specifically created and engineered for them.
Series of lessons designed for all levels and age groups.
|Wednesday 2nd August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Thursday 3rd August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Friday 4th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Saturday 5th August||FREE Taster Session||2.00pm|
|Monday 7th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Tuesday 8th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Wednesday 9th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Thursday 10th August||Kids Fun Golf Day||9.45am - 12.00pm|
|Thursday 10th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Wednesday 16th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Thursday 17th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Friday 18th August||Kids Fun Golf Day||9.45am - 12.00pm|
|Friday 18th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Saturday 19th August||FREE Taster Session||2.00pm|
|Thursday 24th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Friday 25th August||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Saturday 9th September||Autumn Coaching 1||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 9th September||Autumn Coaching 1||2.00pm|
|Sunday 10th September||Autumn Coaching 1||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 16th September||Autumn Coaching 2||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Sunday 17th September||Autumn Coaching 2||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 23rd September||Autumn Coaching 2||2.00pm|
|Sunday 24th September||Teenage Class 1||3.00pm|
|Saturday 30th September||Autumn Coaching 3||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Sunday 1st October||Autumn Coaching 3||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 7th October||Autumn Coaching 3||2.00pm|
|Saturday 14th October||Autumn Coaching 4||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 14th October||Autumn Coaching 4||2.00pm|
|Sunday 15th October||Autumn Coaching 4||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 21st October||FREE Taster Session||2.00pm|
|Monday 23rd October||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Tuesday 24th October||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Wednesday 25th October||Golf Camp Day||9.45am - 3.45pm|
|Friday 27th October||Kids Fun Golf Day||9.45am - 12pm|
|Saturday 28th October||Autumn Coaching 5||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 28th October||Autumn Coaching 5||2.00pm|
|Sunday 29th October||Autumn Coaching 5||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Sunday 29th October||Teenage Class 2||3.00pm|
|Saturday 4th November||Autumn Coaching 6||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 4th November||Autumn Coaching 6||2.00pm|
|Sunday 5th November||Autumn Coaching 6||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 11th November||Autumn Coaching 7||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 11th November||Autumn Coaching 7||2.00pm|
|Sunday 12th November||Autumn Coaching 7||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Sunday 12th November||Teenage Class 3||3.00pm|
|Saturday 18th November||Autumn Coaching 8||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Saturday 18th November||Autumn Coaching 8||2.00pm|
|Sunday 19th November||Autumn Coaching 8||9am,10am,11am,12pm|
|Sunday 19th November||Teenage Class 4||3.00pm|
|Sunday 26th November||Teenage Class 5||3.00pm|
|Sunday 3rd December||Teenage Class 6||3.00pm|
8 Week Coaching course £99. More than 1 child in the family having coaching £10 discount. Junior members of Cottesmore GC £10 discount. Girls – Net price £75
Autumn Teenage Classes £69 Series of 6 x 1-hour classes on selected Sundays at 3.00 pm.
Free Taster Sessions – 45 minutes of introduction to golf with golf basics taught with a fun game included. All equipment can be supplied. Entry Fee – FREE
Kids Fun Golf Days – 2 hours of fun and games incorporating short game skills. Perfect for 5 – 12 year olds with medals to be won for all competitors. Entry Fee £10 per child. All equipment can be supplied.
Holiday Golf Camps – Days of fun and learning. Range work and chipping and putting each morning. On the golf course each afternoon. Medals to be won each day £32 per day.
Each player must have pre-registered for events. To sign up call Calum on 07703 174261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Academy Fixture List
Most of these are designed for the inexperienced golfer to get out and have fun on the golf course, with only the 9-hole stablefords having a restriction on ability.
|Sunday 8th January||Winter Pairs 4||Weather|
|Sunday 15th January||9-Hole Stableford||Weather|
|Sunday 29th January||Winter Scramble||Winners: Harry Clarke & Austin Walsh|
|Sunday 5th February||9-Hole Stableford||Winner: Laif Campbell|
|Sunday 19th February||Winter Pairs 5||Winners: Lucas Taylor & Lottie Hopkins|
|Sunday 26th February||Winter Junior Adult Foursomes||Winners: Kade Fullarton & Charlie Boyes|
|Sunday 5th March||9-Hole Stableford||Winner: Ricardo Pianta|
|Sunday 26th March||Winter Pairs 6||Weather|
|Tuesday 11th April||Junior Adult Scramble||Winners: Leo Cahi, Oliver Barker & Zac Barker|
|Sunday 16th April||JUNIOR ACADEMY EASTER CUP||Winner: Charlie Boyes|
|Sunday 23rd April||9-Hole Stableford||Winner: Jacob Taylor|
|Sunday 7th May||JUNIOR ACADEMY SPRING MASTERS||Winner: Joshua Stone|
|Sunday 14th May||9-Hole Stableford||Winner: Daniel Phelan|
|Sunday 21st May||Summer Pairs 2||Winners: Freddie Hopkins & Lottie Hopkins|
|Sunday 28th May||Spring Junior Adult Foursomes||Winner: Stanley Teuten|
|Tuesday 30th May||Spring Junior/Adult Scramble||Winner: Archie Jones & Charlie Boyes|
|Sunday 4th June||JUNIOR ACADEMY SUMMER CUP||Winner: Charlie Boyes|
|Sunday 11th June||9-Hole Stableford||Winner: Jacob Taylor|
|Sunday 18th June||TILGATE ACADEMY OPEN||Winner: Ricardo Pianta|
|Sunday 25th June||Summer Pairs 3||13:00|
|Sunday 2nd July||JUNIOR ACADEMY SUMMER MASTERS||14:00|
|Sunday 9th July||Summer Pairs 4||13.00|
|Sunday 16th July||9-Hole stableford||13:00|
|Sunday 30th July||CHARTHAM PARK ACADEMY OPEN|
|Sunday 6th August||Summer Pairs 5||13:00|
|Monday 7th August||Junior Adult Scramble||13:00|
|Sunday 13th August||9-Hole Stableford||13:00|
|Wednesday 16th August||Junior Adult Scramble||13:00|
|Friday 18th August||PILTDOWN ACADEMY OPEN|
|Monday 28th August||RUSTINGTON ACADEMY OPEN|
|Sunday 3rd September||Summer Junior Adult Foursomes||13:00|
|Sunday 10th September||Summer Pairs 6||13:00|
|Saturday 16th September||MANNINGS HEATH ACADEMY OPEN|
|Sunday 17th September||JUNIOR ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIP||14:00|
|Sunday 24th September||9-Hole Stableford||13:00|
|Sunday 1st October||Winter Pairs 1||13:00|
|Sunday 8th October||COTTESMORE ACADEMY OPEN||13:00|
|Sunday 15th October||JUNIOR ACADEMY AUTUMN MASTERS||14:00|
|Sunday 22nd October||9-Hole Stableford||13:00|
|Monday 23rd October||Junior Adult Scramble||13:00|
|Sunday 5th November||Autumn Junior Adult Foursomes||13:00|
|Sunday 19th November||9-Hole Stableford||13:00|
|Sunday 26th November||Winter Pairs 2||13:00|
|Sunday 3rd December||9-Hole Stableford||13:00|
|Sunday 10th December||Winter Pairs 3||13:00|
|Sunday 17th December||Christmas Scramble & End of Year Awards||11:00|
9 Hole Medals/Stablefords – 9-Hole Competition on the Phoenix Blue Course. -Open to all Junior Members with a handicap of 50 or below. These events are also open to parents of children who are playing and are members. Entry Fee £1 members of Cottesmore only. 9-hole Order of Merit Event.
Winter Pairs/Summer Pairs – 9 Hole Fun Team Competitions – Open to all Junior Members & Junior Academy Members with or without a handicap. Another great fun event perfect for the inexperienced junior golfer to get on the golf course and have some fun. The highest-ranked player will partner the lowest-ranked player, The 2nd highest-ranked player will partner the 2nd lowest-ranked player and so on. Teams of 2 play a 2-man scramble for 9 holes. The less experienced player learning from the more experienced player as they play. Entry Fee £1 members of Cottesmore. £5 Academy Members. Trophies for the winners of each event. Winter Pairs Order of Merit and Summer Pairs Order of Merit.
Junior/Adult Scramble – 9 Hole Fun Team Competitions – Open to all Junior Members & Junior Academy Members with or without a handicap. Adults related or not are also encouraged to play. Perfect for the inexperienced junior golfer to get on the golf course and have some fun. Teams of 3 or 4 all play together with an adult in each group. Everyone plays the shot and the team pick the best one and then everyone plays again from this spot … and so on until the ball is in the hole. The junior does not need to enter with an adult or a team as the academy will group players into teams. Entry Fee £5 for all junior participants. Adults Free. Scramble Order of Merit Event
Junior/Adult Foursomes – 9 Hole Fun Team Competition – Open to all Junior Members & Junior Academy Members with or without a handicap. Adults related or not are also encouraged to play. Perfect for the inexperienced junior golfer to get on the golf course and have some fun. Teams of 2 (1 junior , 1 adult) play alternate shots until the ball is in the hole. 9-hole medal play. Juniors do not need to enter with an adult as long as sufficient time is given for the organiser to find an adult for them. Entry Fee £5 for juniors, FREE for adults. Foursomes Order of Merit Event.
ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIPS – 36 Shot Competition on the Phoenix Blue Course with 6 different age groups – Open to all Junior Members & Junior Academy Members without a handicap or a handicap above 24.0. Perfect for the inexperienced academy member as every player gets to play 36 shots on the golf course. The player plays 36 shots and then finishes the hole that they are on, marking a scorecard while doing so. This not only allows them to compete against others in their age group but more importantly it allows them to monitor their progress by trying to beat their previous best without having to struggle through a whole 9 holes of golf. Entry Fee £5 members/£10 non-members. All competitors win a sleeve of balls, with trophies and medals available for the top 3 in each age group. Academy Order of Merit Event.
JUNIOR ACADEMY OPENS – 36 Shot Competition on a shortened Course with 7 different age groups. – Open to all junior golfers within Sussex and part of The Sussex Development Tour. Open to members and non-members aged between 5 and 16 without a handicap or handicap above 28.0. Under 7s, Under 9s, Under 11s, Under 13s, 13 & Over, Girls under 9 and Girls 13 & Over.
Each players must have pre-registered for events. To sign up call Calum on 07703 174261 or email email@example.com