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Junior Golf Program

A golf development pathway for children of all ages

golf_junior.jpgThe Vines Resort & Country Club and head teaching professional Mark Tibbles from the MTI Golf Academy have combined to promote the game of golf to children in the local community by offering a structured Junior Program. The Junior Development Program is designed to give juniors the necessary knowledge and experience to become accomplished golfers. 

As well as developing their golfing skills, they will learn the correct etiquette required, good sportsmanship and the social skills that the game of golf teaches. Just as important is the emphasis we place on safety and making golf fun to learn.

The Junior Golf Program is widely regarded in WA as the most comprehensive program offered to children. This was recognised by the Professional Golfers Association when Mark Tibbles was awarded the 2008 and the 2010 PGA of Australia WA/NT Division Junior Leader of the Year and the Golf Industry Council when winning the 2015 Outstanding Game Development Award.

Junior Golf Pathway

Entry Level: Starting New At Golf (SNAG)

Providing an introduction to golf for children of all ages. The colourful modified equipment is designed to simplify the learning process and the program comprises golf related skills that make learning the game easy and most of all fun.


Golf Level 1

Following on from Starting New At Golf, this program continues to develop golf's fundamentals using conventional equipment. Content includes:

  • Grip, stance & posture
  • Swing fundamentals
  • Iron play and wood play
  • Putting, chipping, pitching and sand shots
  • Golf Clubs and their various uses
  • Golf etiquette
  • Skills tests, games & giveaways

Classes are conducted on Friday & Saturday afternoons, throughout the school term & school holiday workshops are offered.

Golf Level 2

Having participated in Golf Level 1 and having passed a number of skills tests, children are eligible to enrol in the Golf Level 2 Program.

Content includes:

  • On Course play
  • Golf etiquette
  • Golf terminology
  • Basic golf rules
  • Marking a score card
  • The most common golf games (Stroke, Stableford, Ambrose)
  • On course play
  • Skills tests and competitive play

Junior Membership Program

Once children have successfully complete the Golf Level 2 by way of skills tests, developed a sound knowledge of the game, demonstrated good behaviour and golf etiquette on the golf course, we encourage parents to join their child as Junior Members of The Vines Resort & Country Club. As Junior Members they have the opportunity to further develop as golfers by participating in The Vines Junior Membership Program.

The Program runs from July 1 to June 30 each year to coincide with the Club year, however juniors may apply to join the Program during the course of the year if places are available. Juniors in this program can attend squad sessions on either Monday or Thursday afternoons.

Participation in The Vines Junior Members Program includes:

  • Weekly Squad Training sessions held throughout each school term
  • School holiday workshops
  • Private golf lessons with video analysis
  • Daily range ball allowance for practice
  • Full playing rights at The Vines Resort & Country Club
  • Competition Play
  • Pennant Team training (Advanced squad)

We look forward to welcoming you and your child and/or children to our Junior Golf Program. Should you have any further queries or wish to enrol in any of our Programs, please do not hesitate to contact Mark Tibbles, Head Teaching Professional at the Pro Shop on 9297 0709 or mobile 0413 824 477.

Junior Program Schedule

All programs are of a 8 week duration unless otherwise stated.
Click here to download the 2020 schedule

Click here for the school holiday program

For further enquiries and enrolment, please contact Mark on 0413 824 477