Wellow Junior Section December 2016 Monthly Report
At the AGM, it was announced that the New captain will be Lewis Sutton and the vice captain Michael Hillman.
The 6 part Winter Training Programme put together by Danny Harris is underway. The programme is scheduled to be completed by the end of January 2017.
The Junior Diary has been issued and includes all fixtures and competitions for 2017 with the exception of the Poppy Golf and Green Jackets competitions. These will be added when they are known. The diaries are available at the Club.
A proposal is currently under review on an alternative to the SWHJL. It is suggesting that the original SWHJL is replaced with a smaller league of clubs who play 2 separate competitions on the same day. One competition covers maximum handicaps 28/36 as before and the other competition is for new golfers with handicaps between 28 and 54.This competition would be played over 9 holes on a course with a maximum length of 2000yds. Wellow will have to decide whether to join the league or motivate our experienced and older golfers to play in some of the many Open competitions across the County.
In our quest to keep the motivation of the Junior section going, it is planned to introduce an Eceletic competition over the summer period as well as a Birdie Tree. This together with a Par Ladder for the high handicappers should create additional interest for the section.
Our main priority is to increase Junior membership and to this end, it is proposed to arrange a Taster Session in the Spring and a Fun event in the summer to encourage participation by both members and friends/ families.
Other ideas under consideration are holding two evening events to cover subject matter of Rules and Psychology/Attitude towards playing golf. We are proposing to do this for the juniors but would be very happy to open it up to all sections if there was the interest.
Our first Blog has been included in the new Club website and we will use it from now on to keep everyone informed and up to-date.
15th December 2016.