Junior Captains' Corner
The junior sections of golf clubs are headed by junior captains.
«Certainly, on my own journey in Golf, the Junior Captain at my Club when I was young was the most influential person in my life outside my parents.”
Jonathan Wallet, Elite Coaching Golf Academy.
Junior captains are the cornerstones of a golf club.
Through their work and efforts, they make it possible for the juniors to enjoy and continue to enjoy playing golf and to be given fair tournament conditions. They also support the pros with the planning and organisation of coaching and many help out with the coaching. They run camps, parents’ events and information events, recruit new juniors, and look after, advise and accompany juniors on their journey in golf.
This is a varied mission but also an intensive one.
A junior captain carries out many different tasks and slips automatically into various roles, such as, for example, psychologist, parent, organiser, finance officer, press contact, rules expert, conflict manager, safety representative, friend, leader, etc. – this is not easy but is very inspiring. The shining eyes of children and happy young people are the reward.