Junior Courses And Clinics 2016
Bungay Brook Golf is Fun for Everyone
by Jim Hammond
There is an old saying, “The family that plays together stays together.” And one sport that the entire family can play together is golf. A local course that has always put out the welcome mat for the entire family is Bungay Brook Golf Course in Bellingham Mass.
For 15 years, Bungay Brook, a family owned golf course has been a favorite destination for area golfers.
With five sets of tees, the front tees playing a very manageable 2300 yards and the tips measuring 3,136 yards, both the novice and the pro will enjoy their round at this nine hole course. If you need to warm up a bit before teeing off, a 300 yard all grass practice range is available to all.
The first hole at Bungay Brook is a short 309 yard par 4 with a generous fairway. Hit a good shot and you have a short iron into a large green. The greens at Bungay roll fast and true so lag it up close and tap it in for a par.
All of the holes have wide fairways and very few trees so you do not need to pull out the driver on every hole. But if you want to impress the family the 4th hole is a 475 yard par 5. So grab your driver and try reaching the green in two shots. It is a large double green but watch out for the mammoth bunker that guards the left side.
One of my favorite holes is the 362 yard Par 4 ninth. You hit your tee shot off an elevated tee. The fairway fades to the right and a pond protects the green. It is a great finishing hole and the people coming out of the pro shot are certain to watch your approach shot. The course from tee to green is always well maintained so if you have time, play another nine!
Bungay offers reduced rates for both seniors and juniors which makes it a perfect outing for Grandpa and Grandma to join the grandkids for a little quality time on the fairways. P.G.A. Pro John Simmons is available for lessons and there are special discounts for the junior golfer in the family. Bungay will also be offering clinics for the juniors in July and August. For more information check out the web site at www.BungayBrook.com
Maplegate Country Club
Junior Golf Schools & Special Rates
Located off Route 495 in Bellingham MA, Maplegate Country Club is host to the very popular Maplegate Golf Schools. Headed by 25 year PGA pro Greg Dowdell, the Golf School offers all kinds of programs for all ages beginning with Toddler Golf right through our Adult After Work programs.
The Junior golf program is especially successful due to our USGTF professional Kevin Weldon, Collegiate player Camden Morrison, Johnson and Wales Collegiate All- Star Peter French, as well as a number of other qualified golf instructors. The 4 Day Junior Golf Academy is an intense five hour a day program with on course competition for golfers age 9-16. Our “Try Golf” class is geared to beginner juniors who may or may not own clubs age 5-11. Toddler Golf is for kids age 1-3 where each student receives a personalized set of plastic clubs and balls.
Maplegate Country Club also plays host to Medway High School golf as well as 2 PGA Junior League teams. This is the highlight of the summer. The PGA Junior League is a super popular, competitive based league where players compete in uniformed shirts versus local clubs. Players can also earn a spot on an All-Star team and even compete at a National junior golf event. The program also offers an end of year family based competition and barbecue. Please go to maplegate.com for more info on the PGA Junior League and all our other programs.
The success of all our programs are due to the host facility Maplegate Country Club. This public golf course provides everything and more for kids to be successful at golf and continue their involvement in the greatest game ever played.
Junior Golf Special Rates
- M-F before 7AM Only $10 to Walk (under 18)
- M-F after 3PM Only $20 to Walk (under 18)
160 Maple Street Bellingham, MA 02019
The Back Nine Club
A Course & Learning Opportunity for Juniors
The Back Nine Club is an executive style 18 hole par-3 golf course and is certified as a Beginner Friendly and Family Course. With three sets of tees, Blue yardage 2967, White yardage 2588 and Red yardage set at 2080. The Juniors rates for 18 holes – $13.00 and 9 hole – $8.00 make The Back Nine very affordable for all junior skill levels. New to The Back Nine this year is our Junior Summer Golf Camp.
Junior Summer Camp Information: The class runs every Monday beginning June 27th and is open to all juniors ages 6-17. Classes are scheduled to run every Monday from the start on the 27th of June up until the 22nd of August. We also have a family day/cookout on the 29th of August. No classes will be held the week of July 4th.
Sessions run from 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m. for ages 6-8. At this stage we focus on introducing juniors to the game. Fundamentals are introduced such as grip, stance and posture. Drills and games are mostly played and used to relate the fundamentals and incorporate fun.
The 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. time session is geared to juniors ages 9-10. Those youngsters are also introduced to the game with fundamentals. The range of experience in this group varies so we plan accordingly ensuring everyone learns at an appropriate stage.
Our 11:30 am-1:00 p.m. group ages 11+ typically has the basic knowledge of the game understood. We get into much greater detail with the mechanics and use competition as a way for them to learn but enjoy the time with they’re peers.
In years past, we’ve really focused on not leaving any kids out, especially seeing as it’s an individual sport. The teaching methods we use and plans we go by consist of team games and interactions with other golfers.
Junior Development Clinic Summer Series
Application – begins June 27th
- Ages 6-10, $120.00
- Ages 11+, $140.00
(3 or more in same family $110.00 each)
Limited to the first 35 students per age group to register. Call the Golf Shop at 508-947-9981
Country Club of New Bedford
Junior Golf Program 2016
Golf: The Game of A Lifetime The most challenging athletic sport, with tradition and character that promotes healthy exercise and great fun is golf! Golf is said to be “The Game of a Lifetime”. All ages participate and enjoy chasing that little white ball around the golf course. And the best time to start is now, as a junior’s hand to eye coordination is developing. Juniors and Adults share the many benefits of golf. They develop their own golf swings that may individually vary, but have similarities in their ball striking and results. Basic golf swing fundamentals are similar except for physical flexibility, strength, and personal athletic ability. The challenge is there for all golfers, BUT NOW IS THE TIME TO START! Golf helps juniors gain their confidence and also affords players a nice social opportunity interacting with a variety of golfers of all ages and personalities, as we all know is a key element in life.
After School Camps These camps will include instruction of Full Swing, Short Game, Drills, Contests and Most all Have Fun! These sessions will be held on 5 consecutive Wednesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:30 PM. The cost for the five week program is $125.00 per student and the dates are:
April 6th through May 4th Session # 1 (Ages 7-15)
May 18th through June 8th Session # 2 (Ages 7-15)
Three-Day Summer Camps These camps will include instruction of basic skills, etiquette, rules and fundamentals using on course practices, games and contests. Each session will conclude with a skills assessment and an awards pizza party! The cost for the three day camps is $180.00 per student.
The camps will be held from 9-12Noon and the age group for all sessions are 7-15 years old.
Sessions are as follows:
July 5th through 7th (Session # 1)
July 26th through 28th (Session # 2)
August 9th through 11th (Session # 3)
A Junior Golf Meeting to discuss the 2016 Junior Golf Program will be held on April 30 to include information the PGAJrLeague Golf Program. We would like to field a team and have CCNB represented in the league.
Jr. Golf Membership – 300.00
Available to anyone who meets the following:
- Age 17 or under
- Full time student under age 23
- Dependent on parents tax return
Segregansett Family Membership Welcomes All
Great golf courses have great traditions and Segregansett Country Club is no exception. In 1983 the tradition started with the construction of a 3 hole golf course. Over the years it was moved to its current spot in Taunton where it has grown to be an 18 hole championship course that is very challenging, but also very fair. From the back it plays 6,700 yards but there are 4 sets of tees that should accommodate everyone no matter what their handicap may be. The folks at Segregansett have adopted the policy of “playing it forward.” A set of green tees are placed in front of the red tees making the course more manageable for less experienced golfers.
Junior golfers are certainly the future of the game, but many courses restrict the times where the youngsters are able to play. However, Segregansett allows juniors to play most of the time as long as they are accompanied by a parent. There is a practice area with grass tees to warm up before your round. If you want to sharpen your skills, make an appointment with head pro Rob Baxter. Rob was the top Rhode Island Amateur in 1981 and last year was named golf teacher of the year. Let Rob work with the young golfers in your family and they will develop their game to their full potential.
Family memberships are available at a very competitive rate. If you would like to give Segragansett a try before you sign-up try the “member for a day“ option. Fifty dollars will let you play a round at this historic course and that includes a cart. The members are very friendly, the condition is exceptional and the food is great. Check out the details at www.segragansettcc.com or call Rob at 508 824-9110. And bring the entire family with you. It will be a great day for all.