North Wilts GC is proud to promote Junior Golf and is recognised as a high achieving English Golf Union GOLFMARK club. The Club visits local schools taking the message that golf is fun and can be enjoyed by everyone.
North Wilts regularly takes golf coaching into its local primary schools and their Key Stage 2 pupils have visited the club for festivals of golf.
Junior coaching sessions run regularly on Saturday mornings from April to November and are open to everyone aged 6 to 16 with all equipment provided for those new to golf and no prior booking required. Coaching is led by PGA Professional Barry Forster, supported by PGA level 1 volunteer coaches and Young Golf Leaders from among the older junior members. All adult helpers hold DBS certificates and have attended courses for safeguarding and protecting children.
9.00 - 10.00
Advanced Group of members with handicaps
10.15 - 11.15
Intermediate Group, some members and some with a good deal of coaching experience
11.30 - 12.30
ADULT & JUNIOR OPEN 2019
After the turbulent weather of the week, the elements were a little kinder for the 38 pairs entered into the North Wilts Adult and Junior Open on 11 May. In a foursomes format where players have to take alternate shots, including those on the tee, scoring is not usually very high; but, from quite early on there were scores of 38 & 39 points.
For the first time in many years, home players dominated the prize list, claiming the top three spots and one age group, plus both ‘nearest the pins’!
In the end though, a very good score of 41 points meant NICK & GEMMA PHILLIPS retained the title they won in 2018, just holding off the 40 points achieved by Lee Church and niece Ellie Hare, the winners in 2017. With Gemma, still only 10 years old, this father & daughter combination could be in the running for several years yet!
Adult & Junior Open Results
2019 Winners - Nick & Gemma Phillips