Junior Golf

The Otaki Golf Club is very proactive in encouraging young boys and girls to ‘give golf a go’ in the hope that they will want to continue developing their skills in this ‘game for life’. The programmes outlined below are designed for the juniors to have fun whilst developing these skills, learning course etiquette and making new friends in a safe outdoor environment.

During 2018, two coaching courses operate for young golfers.

  1. Tiki Golf: This programme operates during Terms 1 and 4 of the school year. It is aimed at primary school students aged from 6 years and up. Each week, participants are taught, by a professional coach, a range of skills and are then given the opportunity to practise those skills in a controlled, safe environment. A team of adult volunteers from the Otaki Golf Club assist the coach and accompany the youngsters in small groups.

Cost: $20 per term                          Professional coach:  Kevin Smith

Venue: Otaki Golf Club                   Day and time: Mondays, 5.15 – 6.15pm

  1. Golf4U: This programme is similar in its aims to Tiki Golf, but is aimed at secondary school students who wish to learn the game of golf. Although most students come from Otaki College, it is open for any secondary student to participate. The programme operates during Terms 1 & 4 of the school year.

 Cost: $20 per term                         Professional coach: Kevin Smith

Venue: Otaki Golf Club                  Day and time: Mondays, 4 – 5pm

Junior Pennants: In 2017/18, the Otaki Junior (9 hole) pennants team were runners-up in the Wellington regional competition. The junior pennants competition is an excellent introduction to competitive golf for aspiring young golfers. Participants are required to have an official handicap (purple tees) and the competition takes place on Sundays at golf courses around the Wellington district. It thus offers them the opportunity to play on a variety of courses around the region.

In 2018, the Otaki Golf Club was adjudged runner-up in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards – Sports and Leisure division. This was in recognition of the work of our volunteer coaches and the success of our coaching programmes. Over 60 young people were involved in our junior golf programmes throughout 2017/18.

 If you are interested in further information or in participating in our Term 4 coaching programmes, please contact our Manager (Terry) at the Golf Club.