Date: February 02, 2014
Author: Jack Newton Junior Golf

Community Coaching in the ACT

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Summer Community Golf Coaching Course at Gold Creek


While enjoying the warm weather experience and the excellent facilities at Gold Creek, JNJG delivered a Community Golf Coaching Course for 15 interested golf club members and schoolteachers. JNJG ran the course over two evenings, and the recently appointed Gold Creek Professional, Matt Millar conducted the practical section on the driving range. Most in the coaching session knew how to play golf, however Matt was able to explain the basics of golf in simple terms which allowed the participants to not only understand the game from a coaching perspective but assist with their own game.

Gold Creek Junior Promotions Officer, Karen Burton and her volunteer assistants completed the course in preparation for their School Holiday Clinic for juniors. Karen planned a three-day junior golf program and a Term 1 junior program. Golf Club members from Yowani, Belconnen Magpies, Royal Canberra, and Murrumbidgee attended as well as a few schoolteachers.

The course is designed for club personnel interested in developing junior and beginner programs, parents, schoolteachers and students. It provides participants with the skills necessary to be a beginner coach. The course is a Golf Australia and Australian Sports Commission (ASC) initiative and successful completion of the course provides ASC accreditation for the participant.

JNJG intends to run another course later in the year. Anyone interested in participating can express their interest to Sue Harrison at