Skipton Golf Club provides high quality services to our junior golfers in terms of coaching, child protection and equality of opportunity, thus enabling both boys and girls of any age and ability to participate in and enjoy golf. Membership subscriptions are tiered according to age. Free membership is available up to the age of 12 if a parent or grandparent is a social or golf member.
Roll Up evenings take place every week on Tuesdays from 5.45pm until 7.15pm from April through to September. These evenings are open to both members and non-members with the aim of attracting more young golfers into the game and we are proud that we have a high number of girls participating in these evenings. There is a small charge for non-members. Apart from playing golf, coaching and tuition are also provided by Ben Mallinson who is PGA qualified assisted by an ex junior member and junior captain, Brook Coward. Competitions take place over a number of courses (green, blue & orange) all of which are part of the main golf course and are tiered for golfers of varying abilities.
Competitions take place on alternate weekends throughout the playing season. In order to attract as many players as possible these take place at any time from Friday until Sunday. Times should be booked online or with the Professional. Dependant on current handicap, these competitions are played either from the blue course, orange course, red course or yellow course. Points are awarded and prizes are presented at the year-end for these competitions. All dates are in the golf club handbook.
For golfers with full club handicaps (28/36) there is the Junior Cup, Peter Tupling Trophy, Junior Knockout and Junior Centenary Trophy all of which are played during the summer months. Competition dates are in the club handbook. Trophies are awarded at Club Presentation evening held in November.
Our juniors also take part in the Bradford & District Union inter-club matches, played throughout the summer. Unlike many other clubs we are pleased that for the past few years we have had female representation in many of these competitions and would hope that this will continue into the future. Some of our juniors have been chosen to represent the BDU in inter-District competitions.
Whilst not always on the winners’ rostrum, Skipton Golf Club are justifiably proud of what our junior golfers have and are still achieving both on and off the golf course. Currently one of our ex junior members is persuing her interest in golf whilst on a scholarship in America and we follow her career with interest.
The junior committee work hard to give all of our junior members the opportunity to enjoy their golf and hopefully foster a long and lasting association with both the game of golf and Skipton Golf Club. Any further information about any of our activities can be obtained from Sylvia Eastwood (firstname.lastname@example.org), Peter Akers (email@example.com) or Ben Mallinson (07885 911008).