If it is junior coaching you are looking for then look no further as the Manawatu Golf Shop has one of the very best junior programs in New Zealand.

The Manawatu Golf Club runs a comprehensive junior programme that involves coaching, playing, and a tournament programme, all designed to help you learn and improve while having heaps of fun.

How does our junior golf programme work and why we have designed our programme this way?

We have designed a booklet system over many years that we find gives kids and parents a way to track their progress, learn, have fun and improve as fast as they like. There are four different booklets:

Junior books.png

All juniors new to the program will start off the Purple tees and will receive the Purple and Green booklet (Level 1). The Purple tees is our shortest golf course measuring at a total of 2863m. The longest course is the Black tees measuring a total of 6055m. Learning to play golf is very hard no matter how old or young you start. For kids, the hardest part of golf is the length of the golf courses and this often lead's to the kids getting bored and frustrated because the game is too hard. The new Tee System works really well because you can play off the specific coloured tees that suit your ability and how far you hit the ball. Our goal is for you to work your way through these booklets starting with Purple through to Black. The colour of booklet represents the tees you are to play off.

Junior tee map.png

 With our great programmes it is easy to see why we are the only club in New Zealand to boast not one, or two, but three PGA Tour players that have come through our programs. Grant Waite, Craig Perks and Tim Wilkinson have all come out of our junior program along with leading New Zealand women golfers Claire Dury and Susan Farron.  Susan has gone on to become one of New Zealand’s leading teaching professionals in Auckland and President of the New Zealand Professional Golf Association.  Combined with the likes of Josh Munn who is the only amateur to win two men’s professional golf tournaments along with the New Zealand Amateur Championship, it is easy to see why the Manawatu Golf Shop’s junior program is second to none in the country.

What:   Junior Golf is held most Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during schools terms.  Junior tournament held during holidays.
When:   One hour clinics begin at 4:00pm
Cost:   $50.00 per term
Sign up:   Enquire by contacting the Manawatu Golf Shop on 06 3578793 extn 1 or email proshop@manawatugolfclub.com