The Junior section is a thriving part of the club with over 60 members (spilt 50/50 between the Academy and full Junior members). We are fortunate to have a good number of girls, several having achieved playing handicaps and one having played for the County. Betchworth Park Golf Club has adopted the ‘Children in Golf’ Child Protection Policies and Procedures which incorporate recommendations and standards as proposed by both the English Golf Union and the English Women’s Golf Association.
The Junior Section, is divided into 2 Categories.
Category 1 – Junior Academy:
For Juniors who have limited or no experience of playing golf. Ideally they will be aged between 8 -12 years old. Group coaching is provided on most weekends through the year (approx. 45 weeks but dependent on weather). Sessions last 1 hour. Sessions are currently at either 9.00 am or 1.00 pm each Saturday. Junior Academy Members are allowed to play on the course accompanied by an adult around an hour before sunset, by gaining course experience the juniors game will develop much faster.
Category 2 – Junior Member:
This category is for those who already hold a playing handicap or have been promoted from the Junior Academy. Access to the course is dependent on playing standard and handicap. The better a player becomes, the more playing rights they have but all Junior Members will be able to get plenty of time to play and improve their game. There are competitions in all school holidays for the juniors to compete and play in to also help improve their games
The club’s Match and Handicap Committee have agreed that:
Juniors with a handicap of 12 or less can play on the course at any time subject to booking a time with the Professional Staff.
Juniors with a handicap of 13-28 can play on the course on any afternoon unaccompanied but on weekend and Bank Holiday mornings can play provided they are accompanied by an adult family member who is also a member of the golf club.
Juniors with handicaps of 29+ or without a handicap, can play on the course after 2:30 pm.
Competitions & Matches
Throughout the year competitions will be arranged giving all Juniors ample opportunity to improve their handicap. The better players are also invited by adult members to play in a number of their competitions at weekends. Matches against other local clubs are a regular feature of the junior golf diary.
Whilst standards have been relaxed over the past few years, the club does expect all members to adhere to its dress code. In particular, note that jeans, combat trousers and track suits are NOT permitted on the course. Shirts must be tucked inside trousers. Trainers are only acceptable on the course and in the clubhouse for juniors aged 12 and under.
In the clubhouse a relaxed form of dress e.g. clean golfing clothes, may be worn but you will need shoes other than golfing shoes. Those selected to play in matches, whether home or away, may need a change of clothes.
The B.P.G.C. Members Hub holds current information on the Club, its diary, its members, and its activities. To view all this information it is necessary to register on to the system and then to log on each time for access.
Applying for Junior Membership
The online Junior application form should be completed.
This will be submitted to the Junior Committee who will process the application and then issue an invoice if required.
Health & Safety Consent Form, Junior Code of Conduct Form, and Parental Consent Forms are all expected to be completed before any use of the facilities is allowed.