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 2019, the following coaching course operates for young golfers.
This programme operates during Terms 1 and 4 of the school year. It is aimed at primary and secondary 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, 4.30 – 6.00pm
In 2019, the Otaki Junior (9 hole) pennants team is participating 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 coaching programmes, please contact our Manager (Terry) at the Golf Club.