Junior golf development
We have many more young golfers who have developed through our programme and now represent South Africa or senior WP teams; others have been given scholarships to American Colleges. Our programme caters for juniors 4 to 17 years of age and has been developed over many years. Our training is specific to the age of each child and their level of golf.
We assess all children when they enter our academy and advise you on the most appropriate and effective programme for their needs.
We offer the following options:
- Grassroots (4 to 6 years)
- Youth Academy (7+years) : Group or Individual options available
Order of Merit
We launched The PMJA Order of Merit competitions in July 2012 at Durbanville Golf Course. It has proved to be very popular and extremely valuable to the development of our juniors. We have up to 28 juniors taking part.
All Junior Academy members, who are course ready, can participate in some or all of these events. The purpose of an Order of Merit competition is to give our juniors additional opportunities to play on course and to become accustomed to playing in a competitive environment. They will build up points after each event, which then counts towards the final order of merit at the end of each term.
The top juniors are awarded prizes at the termly prizegiving now sponsored by TechnoGroup.
- Day: Tuesdays
- Frequency: Weekly during school terms only.
- Tee off time: From 15h40 – 16h10. Arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand to register.
- Course play: 9 holes for category 1 (Hcp 1 – 10) and 2 (Hcp 11 – 25) and category 3 (Hcp 26+)
- Competition rules: To be advised on the day.
- Entry fee: R20 for DGC prepaid members and R80 for Non DGC members and DGC members who are not on prepaid greenfees. This fee is allocated to admin and marshals on the course during play as well as green fees where applicable. Fees are strictly payable before tee off.
- Dress code: Strictly golf attire. Sandbag compulsory!
- Registration: Registration is compulsory in order to secure bookings – we need to receive this at least two days before each event. Juniors can register throughout the term
- Results: Updates will be posted on our facebook page and DGC notice boards.
To qualify for end of term rating and prizes a junior must play a minimum of four competitions per term.