About the Program

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Is your child 5-13 years old with an interest in golf?

Or do they already enjoy playing golf and want to improve their skills?

Then enrol in the Ridge Junior Program today!

The Ridge Golf Course and Driving Range is an official ‘MyGolf Junior Centre’. The MyGolf program is Australia’s national junior introductory program and is endorsed by both Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia. The MyGolf Junior Program is a Golf Australia initiative aimed at getting youngsters into the game of golf and providing them with the tools and skills that will allow them to play the game for life.

Our programs are fun, interactive and provide all children the chance to learn golf, make new friends and enjoy the various activities The Ridge has to offer.

Working closely with Jack Newton Junior Golf, The Ridge Junior Program offers a pathway for children of all ages and levels and is delivered by a team of qualified PGA Professionals.

The Ridge Junior Program includes a comprehensive 8 week program each term and consists of three levels:

  • Rookie: Try Golf (5-7 years old)
  • Star: Learn the Skill (8-13 years old)
  • Master: On Course Play (10-15 years old)

For more information on each clinic please refer to our Junior development pathway.

To make enquiries about what program is suited to your child or to enrol your child into our junior program, please click on our program dates and times webpage, contact the pro-shop on (02) 9541 4960 or email us at juniors@theridgegolf.com.au.

Private lessons are also available from our dedicated and experienced team of PGA Professionals. The cost is 50% off the adult lesson rate.

 

There are a few simple program philosophies that the MyGolf program has been based around:

Fun

Above all, it’s imperative that any activity is fun and engaging for juniors to keep them involved and excited about golf. Juniors, particularly at the introductory level, are looking for fun with their friends and therefore that is the platform for which MyGolf has been based.

Life Skills

Children are introduced to valuable life skills throughout the program that will not only assist them on the course but also in everyday life. Each level of the program focuses on developing two specific skills such as respect, sportsmanship and perseverance.

Games

Using games is the best way for juniors to learn and develop skills while still having fun. The MyGolf program encourages learning through fun, team-based, inclusive games and activities which allow for skill repetition and progression.

Simplicity

The essence of the program is for juniors to enjoy golf and learn and develop new motor and life skills along the way. It’s important from the outset, regardless of age or ability, that we enforce the idea that golf is simple and easy to understand. In essence, there is one swing in golf that can be shortened or lengthened to make the ball travel different distances.

Our Junior Program is proudly sponsored by JB Metropolitan Distributors.