Junior golf is thriving
Moore Park Golf and the Sydney Golf Academy has become Sydney’s engine room, introducing thousands of kids to the game with an array of programs and classes all geared up to help all ages and abilities pick up a club and start swinging.
- Published on 15 Feb 2017
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After recently hosting the inaugural kids Australian Open with U.S. Kids Golf Australia, where 117 junior golfers from around the world ascended upon Moore Park Golf - some as far as South Africa, USA and France could potentially walk in the shoes of some of golf’s greats.
Known as Sydney’s home of public golf, we have been providing Sydney with an all-inclusive, accessible golfing complex to come and play, practice, learn and entertain since 1913. Now seen as one of the leading public golf facilities in the country, with our very own Sydney Golf Academy, junior golf has seen remarkable growth.
Moore Park Golf Club has seen an increase of 97% in junior memberships over the last three years. More impressively, the performance of these new young members who compete in interclub pennant golf competitions, seeing them win the Junior Pennant Championships (pictured below) and finishing as Semi-Finalist in the Encourage Shield in 2016. Results like these don’t come overnight, this success story is underpinned by an overwhelming dedication and commitment from the Moore Park Golf Club board, industry leading PGA professional coaches from the Sydney Golf Academy and perpetual focus on specific golf programs to get kids into golf.
Moore Park Golf is where any potential golfer begins their journey - whether it be through lessons or simply coming out with mum, dad or friends for some fun. A big focus remains on creating a fun environment for kids of all ages and abilities to help grow the game from a grass roots level whilst teaching key skills, manners, etiquette and sportsmanship.
“To have such a great attraction accessible to the community, benefiting all walks of life. It is critical we maintain public venues like Moore Park Golf, so people can enjoy the health and social benefits golf provides - facilities like we have here is half the battle. I am pleased to see so many kids having such a genuine interest in playing golf and wanting to work on their game to ultimately get better and be the best golfer they can be. Golf is such a great sport for kids and from firsthand experience it has truly taught me so much about myself, which I relate to in everyday life. Moore Park Golf boasts an awesome three tier driving range, championship golf course and an industry leading Australian PGA coaching outfit. So, it really does set a wonderful foundation for ensuring grassroots golf continues to develop, particularly in Sydney” - Erich Weber General Manager, Moore Park Golf
Find out how you can get your kids involved with the game, our Sydney Golf Academy has a wide range of junior lesson options, from as young as 3 years of age and work through our Junior Development Pathway.