We have an active Junior section at Skipton and run a number of competitions throughout the season. Roll Up evenings are held on alternate Thursdays during the summer, these are open to members and non-members alike and serve as an introduction to youngsters who benefit from playing on the course and also from some coaching from a Professional. Order of merit competitions are held monthly for juniors with handicaps of 21-45 over 9 holes. In addition, there are a number of junior trophies to be competed for.
We take part in Bradford Union Junior League matches against other clubs in the area and in 2015 finished runners up in League 1.
Further details of our activities can be obtained from the current Junior Organiser Sylvia Eastwood (01756 793767) or Committee member Peter Akers (01756 792851).
The English Golf Union and English Women’s Golf Association launched the Junior Golf Mark Award in 2003 as an accreditation scheme for junior friendly facilities, assessing clubs on the following three areas:
300 golf clubs have now received this prestigious award in recognition of their commitment to junior golf.
The Golf Mark Award is for the provision of high quality services to junior golfers in terms of coaching, child protection and equality of opportunity, enabling boys and girls of any age and ability to participate in golf.
In order for Skipton Golf Club to receive this award we had to identify our positive elements in the three areas:
We continuously organise events that both juniors and adults take part in, such as the ‘Adult Junior Foursomes competition, as we feel this encourages interaction and mutual respect.
As you can see, we have great respect for our junior golfers and we want them to feel part of the club rather than isolating them to their own tee times and their own junior days. This way we feel both the adult and junior members benefit.