Junior Development Organiser
Ed is the Junior Section representative on both the Club Committee and the Handicap & Competitions Committee and is responsible to the Men’s Captain for the smooth running of the section. Ed’s primary task is to liaise with entry level junior golfers and their families at the Saturday morning training sessions, providing information and a friendly face as a focal point for any questions that might be raised. Ed actively encourages youngsters to get out on to the golf course as early as possible, attain a handicap, develop their full potential and grow their enjoyment of the game. Ed is responsible for the selection of the teams to play in the Hampshire Junior Academy League (HJAL) and shares new membership interview duties with Tim Waite.
Junior Competition Organiser
Tim organises all of the Club’s Junior Competitions and Knockouts and also selects the teams to represent the Junior Section in the Hampshire Junior League (HJL) and the Hampshire Green Jackets Competitions. Tim shares the responsibility of new junior membership interviews with Ed Page the Junior Development Organiser and works closely with Ed and the rest of the Junior Committee to maintain a strong junior section.
John has been a long-time supporter of Junior Golf and following his retirement from the Professional Shop, he has volunteered to take on the role of Junior Section Secretary. He will liaise with the Junior Section Organisers to ensure the timely posting of competition sign-up sheets, updating website content, Competition Results, Order of Merit, act as Junior Press Officer, provide the first line of contact for all external and internal communications, and compile / distribute regular news sheets to parents and children.
Junior Team Member
We are delighted to welcome Jan Duke to the Junior Section team, joining our existing Junior Organisers Ed Page, Tim Waite and John Downer, and bringing a much-needed feminine touch to the section. Jan has been a member of the Ladies’ Section since 2014 when she joined us from Walhampton Golf Club and her grandson, Louis, has recently become a Junior Member.
Child Welfare Officer
Trish is a long term member of the golf club and, following on from previous service as the 2014 Captain of the Ladies Section, she is currently serving as a member of the Clubs Board of Directors with special responsibility for Health and Safety and Human Resources in addition to being the Club’s Child Welfare Officer. Trish has a long attachment with the Junior section as her late husband Tony was once the Club Junior Organiser, additionally both of her sons were enthusiastic Junior Members with son Will being a former Junior Club Champion. If any parent or child has any concerns with which they believe Trish can help, please contact reception to arrange a meeting.
Peter Rodgers is the Club Head Professional and he and his assistants John Bullen and Josh Young are responsible for all of the professional coaching at the club. Peter and his staff organise the popular Junior group coaching sessions on Saturday mornings which, for a small fee, is open to both Junior Members and visitors alike (subject to numbers). More advanced group lessons are available to Junior Members only and consist of 16 x 1 hour lessons, the cost of which is sponsored by local businessman Leon Crouch with a small contribution from parents. Junior Members can also take advantage of reduced one-on-one coaching rates and Peter and his staff are always available to offer advice on clubs and equipment.