March 4th, 2014

Junior golf program 2014

~~I have always been passionate about every aspect of playing the game better. I didn't quite make it as a tournament player,the best  I did was to play good enough to qualify for 2nd tier professional golf events however helping people enjoy and improve their own golf game is the next best thing for me.Teaching young children is a privilege and huge responsability.I did work with Australian rising stars like Aaron Baddley,Scott Gardiner,Sarah-Jane Kenyon,Sarah Oh and Belinda Kerr. I also worked with top professionals from all around the world.
All great swings that consistently repeat are in perfect dynamic balance in 4 stages of the swing.
1 the setup
2 the top
3 the delivery position
4 the finish.
Dynamic balance is being balanced while moving or being ready to move.The top 3 ways to engage kids in the game and to retain them in the sport;
Golf is hard! and most kids these days can master a video game in a couple of hours and when they get bored with that there are plenty more to download and stimulate them. As a consequence we are fighting an up hill battle at the grass roots level. The 3 best ways to engage kids are
1 make it a fun game from the get go
2 encourage them in groups and bring a friend
3 make it as easy as possible with achievable improvement levels that they can aspire to and not be discouraged.
What size golf clubs a child should use??
There are some really good kids clubs on the market these days. Avoid cut down adult clubs. The weight is the most important. If it feels like a sledge hammer to them they won't be able to develop a balanced swing.
At what age should I introduce him to golf?
Let your kids develop the ABC's of movement, crawling, running, skipping, hopping, jumping and falling over etc Add catching, hitting and throwing and it will never be to late for golf. For example KJ Choi, Greg Norman and Stuart Appleby all took up golf at 16 with a background of multiple sports behind them.The characteristics that I have noticed among junior golfers who make it to the PGA versus those who don’t is that Junior golfers all without exception relish the opportunity to test themselves and compete from an early age. They see a competitive failure as an opportunity to learn and do better next time. They never shy away from a challenge even if their swing or game is not ready.
Junior Golf Program Lighthouse Golf Academy
Teaching Professionals from Demis Papillon Golf Academy have combined to promote the game of golf to children from Romania, Bulgaria and eastern countries by offering a structured Junior Program. The Junior Development Program is designed to give juniors the necessary knowledge and experience to become accomplished golfers. 
As well as developing their golfing skills, they will learn the correct etiquette required, good sportsmanship and the social skills that the game of golf teaches. Just as important is the emphasis we place on safety and making golf fun to learn.

The Junior Golf Program is widely regarded in Australia as the most comprehensive program offered to children. This program is recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework level IV.                                                        

The program consists of five tiers:

Tier One: Entry Level 1
This provides a perfect introduction to golf for children from the age of 6 years to 17 years. Content includes:
- Grip, stance & posture
- Swing fundamentals
- Iron play and wood play
- Putting, chipping, pitching and sand shots
- Golf Clubs and their various uses
- Golf etiquette
- Skills tests, games & giveaways

Classes are conducted on  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, Friday & Saturday afternoons, throughout the school term & school holiday .
Term 1 - 2014
Date Time Program Price
Monday 4.00 - 5pm                        Entry Level 1 Euro140pp/6days
Tuesday/Wednesday 5.00 - 6pm   Entry Level 1 Euro140pp/6days
Thursday/Friday 2.15 - 3.15pm      Entry Level 1 Euro140pp/6days
Saturday 3.30 - 4.30pm                  Entry Level 1 Euro140pp/6days

Term 1-2014 is 140 Euro per child for 6 days.