ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
The Geelong Junior Golf Academy has been designed with the knowledge and experience of 25 years experience teaching junior golfers. Our clinics and competitions have been pieced together to maximise each child's development.
The GJGA pathway has been developed to create an inclusive environment, where beginners can join more experienced junior golfers without the feeling of being intimidated or left behind.
One of the biggest challenges faced by junior golfers is the length of golf courses in relation to the distance each child can hit the golf ball. For elite level junior golfers, it generally isn't until they develop the strength and speed in their early teenage years that they begin to play each golf hole as it is intended to be played.
This often leads to junior golfers never advancing beyond attending a few golf clinics, as the rewards aren't felt by the child until many years after they begin playing.
Our 8 step development model gradually increases the distance of each hole as the child's skill level develops. This allows every golfer to play each hole as it was intended and gives the child the experience of making birdies, pars and bogeys. Rather than needing to hit several full shots before reaching the green and generally finishing with a confidence shattering score on each hole.
During our regular competition rounds, each child plays from their appropriate coloured tees based on their level of advancement on the progression plan.
We have adopted the colour coded development model from Karate and other martial arts. However, as students advance to the next stage of development they progress to the next set of coloured tees, rather than the next coloured belt as is the case in karate.