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Grand Meadows Future Links Program 2020

 

The objective of the Future Links Program is:

  • The development of general movement and athletic skills.

  • To develop golf specific movement skills and further develop general athletic abilities.

  • To gain an awareness of the importance of mental skills.

  • Have exposure to positive thinking skills to build confidence.

  • To learn about basic relaxation and energizing skills.

  • To learn about creative imagery.

 

Proficiencies to introduce:

  • ABC’s of athleticism games (agility, balance, coordination and speed.)

  • ABC’s of athletics games.

  • Ball striking games.

  • Introduce strength, balance and flexibility.

 

The Future Links Program is developed as a two-stage program. Young golfers will enter into the Active Start Program and progress to the Fundamentals Program. Entry into either program will be determined on the experience of the young golfer and consultation with the program director.

 

Active Start

Objectives:

To learn fundamental movements and link them together into play.

To learn all fundamental movements skills and build overall motor skills.

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Holding the club with two hands close together.

  • Stance: Standing with their feet either side of the ball.

  • Balance: Finishing in balance when swinging the club.

  • Swing: Arms swing back up and then swing through to a finish, copying, imitating and doing.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Putting, chipping, full swing.

Key Concepts Introduced: Start position, grip, posture, ball position, and stroke.

Equipment: Basic junior specific set with 3, 5, or 6 clubs.

Practice: Two sessions per week including ball strikes, drills, fun gams, and putting.

Play: One to three holes from time to time.

Courses: Practice facilities, Par-3.

Golf Knowledge: Introduction to the etiquette and safety issues involved with the game.

Fundamental Program

Objectives:

To develop all fundamental movement skills, golf fundamental movement skills, To teach general overall sports skills.

 

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Effective and functioning grip.

  • Stance: Routine or procedure for each shot.

  • Alignment: Aiming the clubface and aligning the body.

  • Scoring: How to keep each other’s score.

  • Etiquette: Where to stand, quiet, bunkers, pitch marks.

  • Chipping/Pitching/Putting: Angle of club at impact, loft, and roll vs. carry.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Ball strikes – full swing, chipping, and putting.

Practice: Two sessions per week.

Play: Three to nine holes of modified golf age/development appropriate.

Skill tests.

Chipping and putting contests.

Equipment: A basic junior set involving three to 14 clubs (i.e. driver, fairway wood – 5, 7, 9, pitching wedge, sand wedge and a putter would be an ideal minimum) *Note: Cutdown adult clubs and adult clubs are not recommended.

Golf Knowledge: General knowledge of the etiquette and rules of the game.

 

Program will begin on June 

Closing banquet will be held on August.

 

Grande Meadows Junior Golf Program 2020

 

Objectives of the Junior Golf Program:

  • To introduce youth to the game of golf.

  • To provide a safe and fun environment for them to play golf.

  • To accept them at their individual skill levels, and to help and encourage them to improve their levels of competency.

  • To teach youth safe golfing habits and impress upon them their importance as essential in preventing serious injuries while playing golf.

  • To teach youth golfing etiquette as an essential component of playing golf.

  • To teach youth the importance of good personal qualities (fair play, teamwork, patience, perseverance, etc.) and to help them to develop their personal skills.

  • To encourage and support youth who display exceptional skills to reach their full potential in order to expand their horizons beyond the Junior Program.

 

  1. The Junior Golf Committee will oversee the operation of the Junior Golf Program and shall make regular reports to the Board of Directors.

  2. The Board of Directors shall set the cost of annual registration.

  3. Junior golfers must be between the ages of 10 and 18 years old, male and female (as of August 31st)

  1. Members from previous years are given first priority for enrolment in the program.

  2. Program is conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to approximately 12 noon. All Junior Golfers are asked to be at the course by 9am. Tee times will be administered by the Co-Ordinator.

  3. Every Tuesday and Thursday, each golfer will be given a small bucket of driving range balls. Each golfer will receive a soft drink and a hotdog on Thursday.

  4. Junior golfers will be permitted to play golf anytime while accompanied by an adult.

  5. Proper dress code is required. No jeans, no cut-off shorts, no tank tops are allowed. Soft spikes have been implemented Grande Meadows!

  6. All Junior golfers shall be given a Golf Etiquette Sheet (see attached) Every junior golfer is expected to behave properly. No smoking or swearing. Anyone who causes problems during the program will be expelled. No refund!

  7. All Junior golfers are eligible to play in the Provincial Junior Tournament and can be registered with the NLGA/CLGA to receive a membership card.

  8. Pro Shop merchandise at a 20 % discount of list price will be available to the Junior Golf Committee for prizes and awards.

  9. Jump Start Applications are available.

  10. The Junior Golf Program can only be successful using volunteers and thus, all golfers/parents/caregivers are encouraged to volunteer their time with this program. No expertise required!
     

A Junior Golf Etiquette Program:

 

Proper Dress Code is Required:

  • No track pants, cut-off shorts, tank top, basketball shorts, soccer shoes permitted. No inappropriate sayings on shirts. Proper dress is casual pants, casual shorts, and collar shirts, proper shirts without collars.

  • Soft spikes only.

Proper Behaviour is Required:

  • No smoking

  • No swearing

  • Anyone causing problems during the program will be expelled.

  • First offence – Warning.

  • Second offence - Sent home for 2 days: (i.e. Tuesday and Thursday or Thursday and Tuesday.)

  • Third offence - Expelled from program with no refund.

  • Abuse of program co-ordinator, program workers, volunteers and fellow golfers and employees will result in junior golfer being expelled from program “no refund”: (i.e. fighting, threats, bullying etc.)

The Teeing Ground:

  • Always be on time and prepared to play.

  • Always be aware of your safety and the safety of others.

 

Junior Golf Etiquette Program:

  • Safety –Wait until the group ahead is out of range of your best shot.

  • Safety – Be sure you are well away from others before taking practice swings.

  • Safety – Stand on the same side as the ball when watching someone hit.

  • Avoid taking divots with practice swings on the teeing ground.

Pace of Play:

  • Plan your shot while walking to your ball or while others are playing.

  • Be ready to play when it is your turn to play, particularly when putting.

  • Walk directly to your golf ball; do not follow other players to theirs unless assisting in a search.

  • Take only one practice swing.

  • Play a provisional ball if you think the original may be lost, outside a water hazard or out of bounds.

  • Record scores on the next tee while others are playing or after you have played your tee shot.

Course Condition:

  • Replace your divots or fill divots with soil/seed mixture, if available.

  • Avoid taking divots with practice swings.

  • Rake footprints and irregularities in sand after playing from bunkers.

Putting Green:

Know how to repair a ball mark. (Insert a repair tool or tee at the edge of the ball mark and bring the edges to the canter. Do not lift the canter of the ball mark. Try not to tear the grass.)
 

Junior Golf Etiquette Program:

  • Repair your ball mark and others on the putting green.

  • Place golf bags well off the putting surface.

  • Take care with flagsticks, when removing and replacing them in the hole and when placing them on the green.

  • Mark your golf ball with a small coin or similar object.

  • Stay off the line of putt of other players.

  • Study your line of putt ahead of time and be ready to putt when it is your turn.

  • Remove golf balls from the hole with your hand, not the head of your putter.

Honesty and Integrity:

  • Play the course as you find it.

  • Play the ball as it lies: when that is not possible, do what is fair.

  • Be responsible for applying the Rules of Golf.

  • Treat others with respect.

Manners and Behaviour:

  • Leave the course in better condition than you found it.

  • Treat other players the way you would like to be treated.

  • No mulligans. Use the driving range prior to your round.

  • Golf is played best when emotions are under control.

  • Pets and very young children are at risk on the golf course. It is not appropriate to take non-playing children or pets when golfing.

Remember to always play by the Rules of Golf, play quickly, and observe golf etiquette and you will be an important part of the greatest game of all.

 

GRANDE MEADOWS JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

2020 – REGISTRATION

 

Junior Golfer: ____________________________________________

 

Date of Birth: _____________________________________________

 

MCP: ____________________________________________________

 

City: _________________Province ___________Postal Code_______

 

Contact/Emergency Information:

 

Parent (s)/Guardian (s): ________________________________________

 

Daytime Phone _____________ Evening Phone ____________________

Cell Phone ________________ Email Address _____________________

 

Emergency Contact (other than parent/guardian) ____________________

 

Relationship to child ______________Phone_______________________

 

Does your child require/need assistance to participate due to a disability?

 

NO_______ YES_______

 

If Yes, please explain: __________________________________________

 

Describe any other medical condition you feel we should be aware of

 

(Diet Restrictions, Asthma, etc.) __________________________________

 

Played in Golf program last year: YES: ________ NO: ________


 

To: GRANDE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE ASSOCIATION INC.

AND THE GRANDE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE YOUTH

GOLF PROGRAM

We, the undersigned parent (s) and or legal guardian (s) of the above child, hereby release and forever discharge Grande Meadows Golf course Association Inc., The Grande Meadows Golf Course Youth Golf Program, and their servants and agents from and against any liability of whatever kind whatsoever it relates to the playing of golf by our child in the Youth Golf Program.

Parents/Guardian (print)________________________________________

 

Parents/Guardian (signature)____________________________________

 

Date: _________________________________________

Grand Meadows Future Links Program 2014

 

 

The objective of the Future Links Program is:

  • The development of general movement and athletic skills.

  • To develop golf specific movement skills and further develop general athletic abilities.

  • To gain an awareness of the importance of mental skills.

  • Have exposure to positive thinking skills to build confidence.

  • To learn about basic relaxation and energizing skills.

  • To learn about creative imagery.

 

Proficiencies to introduce:

  • ABC’s of athleticism games (agility, balance, coordination and speed.)

  • ABC’s of athletics games.

  • Ball striking games.

  • Introduce strength, balance and flexibility.

 

The Future Links Program is developed as a two-stage program. Young golfers will enter into the Active Start Program and progress to the Fundamentals Program. Entry into either program will be determined on the experience of the young golfer and consultation with the program director.

 

Active Start

 

Objectives:

To learn fundamental movements and link them together into play.

To learn all fundamental movements skills and build overall motor skills.

 

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Holding the club with two hands close together.

  • Stance: Standing with their feet either side of the ball.

  • Balance: Finishing in balance when swinging the club.

  • Swing: Arms swing back up and then swing through to a finish, copying, imitating and doing.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Putting, chipping, full swing.

Key Concepts Introduced: Start position, grip, posture, ball position, and stroke.

Equipment: Basic junior specific set with 3, 5, or 6 clubs.

Practice: Two sessions per week including ball strikes, drills, fun gams, and putting.

Play: One to three holes from time to time.

Courses: Practice facilities, Par-3.

Golf Knowledge: Introduction to the etiquette and safety issues involved with the game.

Fundamental Program

 

Objectives:

To develop all fundamental movement skills, golf fundamental movement skills, To teach general overall sports skills.

 

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Effective and functioning grip.

  • Stance: Routine or procedure for each shot.

  • Alignment: Aiming the clubface and aligning the body.

  • Scoring: How to keep each other’s score.

  • Etiquette: Where to stand, quiet, bunkers, pitch marks.

  • Chipping/Pitching/Putting: Angle of club at impact, loft, and roll vs. carry.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Ball strikes – full swing, chipping, and putting.

Practice: Two sessions per week.

Play: Three to nine holes of modified golf age/development appropriate.

Skill tests.

Chipping and putting contests.

Equipment: A basic junior set involving three to 14 clubs (i.e. driver, fairway wood – 5, 7, 9, pitching wedge, sand wedge and a putter would be an ideal minimum) *Note: Cutdown adult clubs and adult clubs are not recommended.

Golf Knowledge: General knowledge of the etiquette and rules of the game.

 

 

Program will begin on June 30, no Future Links during July 1 to 5, 2014

Closing banquet will be held on August 18, 2014

Grand Meadows Future Links Program 2014

 

 

The objective of the Future Links Program is:

  • The development of general movement and athletic skills.

  • To develop golf specific movement skills and further develop general athletic abilities.

  • To gain an awareness of the importance of mental skills.

  • Have exposure to positive thinking skills to build confidence.

  • To learn about basic relaxation and energizing skills.

  • To learn about creative imagery.

 

Proficiencies to introduce:

  • ABC’s of athleticism games (agility, balance, coordination and speed.)

  • ABC’s of athletics games.

  • Ball striking games.

  • Introduce strength, balance and flexibility.

 

The Future Links Program is developed as a two-stage program. Young golfers will enter into the Active Start Program and progress to the Fundamentals Program. Entry into either program will be determined on the experience of the young golfer and consultation with the program director.

 

Active Start

 

Objectives:

To learn fundamental movements and link them together into play.

To learn all fundamental movements skills and build overall motor skills.

 

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Holding the club with two hands close together.

  • Stance: Standing with their feet either side of the ball.

  • Balance: Finishing in balance when swinging the club.

  • Swing: Arms swing back up and then swing through to a finish, copying, imitating and doing.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Putting, chipping, full swing.

Key Concepts Introduced: Start position, grip, posture, ball position, and stroke.

Equipment: Basic junior specific set with 3, 5, or 6 clubs.

Practice: Two sessions per week including ball strikes, drills, fun gams, and putting.

Play: One to three holes from time to time.

Courses: Practice facilities, Par-3.

Golf Knowledge: Introduction to the etiquette and safety issues involved with the game.

Fundamental Program

 

Objectives:

To develop all fundamental movement skills, golf fundamental movement skills, To teach general overall sports skills.

 

Key concepts of the game to be introduced:

  • Grip: Effective and functioning grip.

  • Stance: Routine or procedure for each shot.

  • Alignment: Aiming the clubface and aligning the body.

  • Scoring: How to keep each other’s score.

  • Etiquette: Where to stand, quiet, bunkers, pitch marks.

  • Chipping/Pitching/Putting: Angle of club at impact, loft, and roll vs. carry.

 

Benchmarks:

Skill Set: Ball strikes – full swing, chipping, and putting.

Practice: Two sessions per week.

Play: Three to nine holes of modified golf age/development appropriate.

Skill tests.

Chipping and putting contests.

Equipment: A basic junior set involving three to 14 clubs (i.e. driver, fairway wood – 5, 7, 9, pitching wedge, sand wedge and a putter would be an ideal minimum) *Note: Cutdown adult clubs and adult clubs are not recommended.

Golf Knowledge: General knowledge of the etiquette and rules of the game.

 

 

Program will begin on June 30, no Future Links during July 1 to 5, 2014

Closing banquet will be held on August 18, 2014

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