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JUNIORS

  • Junior Section

    The Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club welcomes junior members, who can join the club at the age of 8 and remain a junior until 18.
    There is no joining fee, and junior membership rates are staggered from £55 between the ages of 8 and 10 (with certain restrictions) to £145 at the age of 16 to 19. (2014 rates). There are also intermediate rates which vary according to age, which are considerably less than the adult fees, and should you progress to become an adult member from junior ranks there is no joining fee.
    Boys and girls are equally welcome to join, You will receive a warm welcome and parents are welcomed and encouraged to be involved.
    The club is a member of the England Golf and the Essex Golf Union, and when you are proficient enough you will be invited to play matches against other clubs and become involved in tournaments arranged by the Essex Golf Union. You could also be selected for specialized coaching run by county coaches.
    The club has an arrangement with the Coastal Golf Academy, who professionals, Michael Goodwin, Tom Hide and Scott Rusbridge, are on hand to provide lessons either on the course or at other local courses and/or driving ranges. Some lessons will be charged for and others are free. Coastal Golf also visit local schools in the Tendring area to teach Tri-Golf, and introduce pupils to the golf passport scheme - which is a training aid to increase proficiency in putting, and the use of woods, long and short irons.
    Every Thursday morning - starting at 0830hrs - during the school holidays (half terms as well as longer holidays) juniors meet at the club to participate in a junior medal competition. For juniors with handicaps between 0 and 36 an 18 hole competition is held, and for those whose handicap is higher the competition is held over 9 holes.
    There are also various competitions held during the year in which cups, and shields may be won, and the highlight of each year is Junior Captains Day. A day of competition where all juniors can be involved, where prizes, cups and shields may be won.
    All you have to do to become a member is fill out an application form, after which - together with a parent or your sponsor - you will attend an interview where your will be given a starter pack. This pack contains a lot of useful information for the beginner, and its content will be explained in detail by the junior organiser who is currently Mr Jeff Murray.
    So come and join our club - we know that you will enjoy the experience.
    Contact us at - Harwich & Dovercourt Golf Club - Office telephone - 01255 503616. e-mail - secretary@harwichanddovercourtgolfclub.com