Gulf News met up with Director of Instruction at Abu Dhabi Golf Club Kieren Pratt, to talk about their Junior Golf Programme.
Gulf News: Kieren, tell us about your Junior Golf Programme at Abu Dhabi Golf Club?
Kieren: Our Junior Falcon Programme is segmented into five Classes divided up as follows to accommodate all levels of students:
– Par: Complete beginner.
– Birdie: Receives regular tuition.
– Eagle: Above average ability.
– Advanced: Has high understanding.
– Elite: Striving towards competing.
Gulf News: Tell us more about the Junior Falcon Programme and its philosophy?
Kieren: We take the game from the start: from a new beginner golfer from his / her first time holding a golf club. We provide age and ability appropriate coaching and provide fundamental movement training in a safe, fun and exciting environment.
Our goal and passion is to create further learning and skill enhancement in a fun and comfortable setting.
We provide individual assessments at the end of each term to help motivate and enhance progression as well as informing parents on the progress being made.
Gulf News: How many Juniors do you currently have on the Programme?
Kieren: We have 63 juniors of all ages to date on the first term programme and we group them according to ability, not age. Group classes hosted by our PGA Qualified Professionals take place on a Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Gulf News: How have you enhanced the Junior Programme this year?
Kieren: We have introduced three, six and nine-hole competitions as part of the Programme on the Garden Course starting on 5th November and from 1st December our Junior Programme Order of Merit begins. Access to the golf course is certainly a bonus for our golf offering.
Our Term 2 begins on 9th January for 8 weeks.
Gulf News: How do the kids sign up?
Kieren: It is easy, just phone us on 054 2522943.
Gulf News: Thank you for your time and good luck for the season with the Junior Programme at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
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