During the last 3 years several local primary schools have taken the initiative to conduct golf sessions as part of their school PE program. The schools are Mt Burr, Newberry Park, Millicent North and St Anthony’s. Most activities are conducted on the school oval by school staff and PGA coaches. Ideally the students need time on the golf course and the club should be encouraging this to happen either through school holiday activity days or after school. Naturally a certified supervisor is required to be present at all times for the club to meet its child safe obligations. If you are a parent, grandparent or interested club member who would like to see the club become more engaged with its juniors golfers please consider getting the certificate – its not difficult and its fully funded by Golf Australia. After 6 years as junior liaison person I will not be renewing my certificate next year. Regards Mary Winser
The new Rule Books (effective Jan 1, 2019) have arrived. As you are aware there have been several changes made in an effort to simplify the Rules of Golf for the players.
Click here to view a summary of the changes.
Junior golfers are the future volunteers and committee personnel for our club. Last term Golf SA visited three of our local schools and conducted clinics with the year 5, 6 and 7 groups. The kids really enjoyed it and they want more. Even the school staff want more.
Conducting activities with the schools is a great way for the golf club to raise its profile in the community and encourage whole families to participate if they want to. Conducting a 3-4 one hour per week golf program as part of the schools PE sessions plus a visit to the golf course is the best way to get the kids involved and is exactly what will be happening at Mt Burr PS in May 2018. Other larger schools have not yet been approached because of the lack of club volunteers to help which is a shame because there are naturally a lot more kids at those schools.
We have a Volunteer Community Instructor willing to run the coaching clinics but the instructor needs helpers. If you are interested in being a helper/supervisor you will need to do the “Working with Children” certificate. Its all done online and when you have completed it you will be reimbursed by Golf SE. Contact Mary Winser for more information Mob: 0438 057 435.
Golf SE will be conducting the SE Junior Championships at Millicent GC on Sunday 19th November. We have a line up of several players, boys and girls, with single figure handicaps. They have also been making themselves known, collecting a few trophies, at some of our District and Club Open Days throughout the year. Members and guests are welcome to come out to the course and observe these kids in action – we might learn a thing or two. Some of them may also be seen on the course having a practice round on the Saturday before. The main event is 18 Stroke but there will also be a nine and six hole event for non handicappers on the Short Course. All members are encouraged to tell local kids you think may be interested in participating.
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Golf SE Junior Championships 2017
GSE Junior Champs Entry Form & Conditions 2017 (002)
GSE Futures Come and Try Flyer Millicent GC
The SE Futures Junior Golf program will be at Millicent this Sunday 13th November. A coaching clinic will be conducted for our development group by PGA Coach Craig Davis at 9.30am . After the clinic the players will then head out onto the course for a six to nine hole competition. As part of the new Futures Program a Free Come and Try clinic will also be conducted for local school children.
All enquiries please to Mary Winser ph 0438 057 435 .
Seven clubs in the South East have registered Golf Month activities in October. With the amount of promotion on local TV and radio by Golf Australia and Golf SA there should be a bit of interest by the public to join in Millicent’s Twilight Golf starting at the end of this month. Members are encouraged to bring a friend along and have a bit of fun out on the course.
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SE Golf Month Activities