We like to encourage Juniors from a young age to take up and enjoy golf – after all it is a ‘sport for life’. That’s why during the Summer holidays you see our older Juniors playing golf with their friends every day!

For learners we have a specially marked Blue Course and an Academy class of membership, which ensures they can play in competitions especially for players before they have their first handicap.

Our junior coaching goes on all year round with experienced professional Sue. She will also advise beginners when to join the Academy and help them towards gaining their first handicap.

Once our junior players have a handicap they can join the junior section and play in competitions. It has not been unusual recently for our Club Champion to be a member of the Junior Section.

Juniors enjoy team games on other Courses and against other sections of our club and have won the Junior team championships on a number of occasions.

We like to think we have an excellent pathway for young golfers to build their skills and enjoy the sport.

Forest Hills Junior Academy

Juniors can join the Academy while working towards their first handicap. While they are an academy member our Golf Professional -Sue, Golf Manager – Gavin and our Junior organiser – John will keep an eye on their progress and tell them when and how to hand in cards etc

Academy members can play in Academy competitions: scheduled every fortnight on a Sunday and during half terms and school holidays. These may be a 9 hole texas scramble  or flags competition designed to give practice on the Course.

Academy competition dates

Watch out for reminders on our facebook page or pick up a flyer in the golf Club reception or Driving Range

Entry £2.

Academy members can also play on the Course with an Adult when it is quiet.

All Junior members, including Academy, can join the Forest Hills Juniors Facebook page, where news will be posted. It is a closed group which accepts only junior members and their parents.

Forest Hills Junior membership

When a Junior has an official handicap, they can join as a junior member. Junior members can play on the Course, play in monthly Junior medals and, if their handicap is low enough, senior competitions as well. A junior has been club champion more than once! Junior members can also play in Academy competitions.

Junior Medals are played once a month at the weekend after the Senior competitions, often on a Saturday.

Next Junior Medal: Keep an eye for the reminder on our facebook page or in your monthly newsletter.

During the summer months we will have a roll up for juniors, once a week.  This won’t be supervised by staff here but Junior players can just come along and play.

All Junior members, including Academy, can join the Forest Hills Juniors Facebook page, where news will be posted. It is a closed group which accepts only junior members and their parents.

Family Golf Hour: Saturdays from 4pm.

  • Flexible playing options: Play 6, 9, 12 or 18 holes
  • Relaxed dress code: T shirts are fine (pease wear trainers or golf shoes though)
  • Free equipment hire for adults and children
  • Children under 14 pay just £4 for 6 holes (£6 for 9 holes)
  • Accompanying adults pay just £1 for 6 holes (£1.50 for 9 holes)
  • Extra adults pay the child rate.

The perfect opportunity to get out into our wonderful fresh air and have a go!

Book your time with the pro shop on 01594 810823

Advice for Junior Players

What to Wear

While a lot of golf clubs can be very picky, Forest Hills is a bit more relaxed. To play golf you need to wear something comfy that you can swing your arms in, but there are some items that are frowned on, or not allowed on the Course:

  • Jeans
  • Vest Tops
  • Sleeveless T Shirts
  • Track Suit bottoms and shell suits
  • Normal shoes or sandals (or trainers after a while)

 

Advice on the Course

Don’t chat while others around you are trying to take their shot

Please be careful knocking your ball away on the greens, its too easy to hit the ground and take some turf on the end of your putter.

Avoid practising on the course, we have practise areas to hit the same shot over and over again.

If people are waiting behind you and no-one is in front, please let them play through

Don’t get too downhearted, every once in a while you will hit a fantastic shot!

One Liners from Old Timers

‘If you want to be better at Golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age!’  (Bob Hope)

“The more I practice, the luckier I get.” (Gary Player)

“The older I get, the better I used to be.” (Lee Travino)

“Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.” (Harry Varden)

“Man blames fate for other accidents, but feels personally responsible for a hole in one.” (Martha Beckman)

Golf is a Wonderful Game, Have Fun!

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