I want to improve my golf in a fun and friendly environment with other young players.
We are delighted you are interested in golf and are looking to improve your golf skills! Golf is a major part of growing up in this town and being involved in the sport is a fantastic way to challenge yourself, meet new friends and most importantly, have a lot of fun. This is the start of what could be an incredible journey and we look forward to seeing how much you can develop and improve.
Getting involved at Carnoustie Golf Links couldn’t be easier (registration form below) but we’ve also got some information to help you out…
Coaching for young golfers at Carnoustie Golf Links
Free group coaching is offered to all members of the local community from Primary One (age 5) to S6 (age 18). You must either attend Carnoustie High School or one of the local Primary schools (Burnside, Woodlands, Carlogie, Monikie, Newbigging) or hold a Carnoustie Golf Links season ticket.
When are the sessions held?
Group coaching sessions are held from March-October on Saturdays and Sundays. Sessions are 45-minutes long and run from 8am-12.30pm. There are also on course playing sessions held on Friday evenings (5.15-7.30pm) and Sunday afternoons (4-5.30pm). You can join the coaching sessions at any time between March-October.
What day will I come to coaching?
Saturdays are reserved for young players who are in Primary Six (Age 10) or above.
Sundays are reserved for young players who are in Primary Five (Age 9) or below.
Friday evening sessions generally take place on the Burnside Course and are aimed at young golfers who currently don’t have an official handicap but have the ability and skill level to competently play from the Junior Tees. They will also have completed the Burnside short 7-hole course in no more than 35 strokes.
Sunday afternoon sessions will be held on the Nestie Course (6 holes) and the Burnside Short Course (7 holes) and are aimed at all young golfers who are attending the group coaching sessions. To progress to the Burnside Short Course, a young golfer will have managed to complete the Nestie course in no more than 30 strokes.
How do I register for coaching?
Please click the link below to complete the registration form.
Coaching Schedule 2018
(Age 10+): Saturday 3rd March – Saturday 24th March
(Age < 10): Sunday 4th March – Sunday 25th March
Summer Session 1
(Age 10+): Saturday 21st April – Saturday 30th June
(Age < 10): Sunday 22nd April – Sunday 1st July
Friday evening sessions: Friday 20th April – Friday 29th June
Sunday afternoon sessions: Sunday 22nd April – Sunday 1st July
Summer Session 2
(Age 10+): Saturday 28th July – Saturday October 27th
(Age < 10): Sunday 29th July – Sunday October 28th
Friday evening sessions: Friday 27th July – Friday 28th September
Sunday afternoon sessions: Sunday 29th July – Sunday 28th October
I don’t have any golf clubs, is that OK?
We are supported and supplied by one of the best junior golf club manufacturers – Golphin 4 Kids. They are a Scottish based company and have supplied us with a fantastic range of clubs of various sizes and weights that are perfect to learn the game with. Use of this equipment is free and a selection of appropriate equipment will be available at every coaching session. If you love the products and would like to purchase some clubs of your own, please visit Golphin’s website.
What should I wear?
Anything that is appropriate for the conditions! As you know, the weather is volatile here on the East coast of Scotland and staying warm and dry is usually the priority. Golf shoes aren’t a necessity either but a training shoe that provides a little bit of grip would be best if conditions are damp underfoot.
Who will coach me during the sessions?
Carnoustie Golf Links have three amazing assistant PGA Professionals that will help you develop your golf skills and become the golfer you want to be! Every session will be led by one of the PGA professionals and with support from PVG Disclosed volunteers, the coaching sessions will be a safe and fun place to improve your golf with your friends.
What is “My Pathway 2 Golf”?
Our goal is for you to enjoy golf as much as possible. If you enjoy playing the game now then you have the potential to play the game for a very long time. Launching at Carnoustie in April 2018, the pathway is designed to inspire a future generation of golfers and through the free online web portal, you can track your progress, upload your achievements, watch videos on how to make your practice more enjoyable and compete against your peers through our online skills challenge leaderboards! The pathway also encourages parents to interact with their children’s experiences as they share their progress via online and the app. When you sign up to attend coaching at Carnoustie Golf Links, you will be able to will be able start your own ‘Pathway 2 Golf’ by creating your online profile here.
How do we track progress?
Every player who attends the coaching sessions will be enrolled in the Carnoustie Golf Links Pathway. This pathway will engage the young golfer to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold standard in all the following golf skills development areas:
- Full Swing
- On Course Play
- Rules & Etiquette
When the young golfers have reached Gold Standard in all skill development areas, they will be at a level ready to achieve a handicap and the PGA Professional will recommend joining one of the local golf clubs. To be awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold standards, the young golfers will need to complete the various skills challenges associated with each golf skill development area.