As the leading member-owned Club on the Gold Coast, Southport Golf Club is a leader in junior development. The 3-level program encourages juniors to work through the levels as their golf and athletic skills develop. It is at the sole discretion of the Professionals to assess each junior to determine if they are ready to progress to the next level.
The junior golfers will be guided by Head PGA Professional Ben Campbell, who has over 15-years of experience, and Assistant PGA Professional Mitch Wilson. The team encourages juniors to come down and have a go in our fun and relaxed environment.
Level 1 juniors are taught the basic fundamentals of golf. The coaches teach juniors the correct grip, set-up and swing-path. This is established throughout their entire game, with the lessons focusing on their putting, chipping and long game. Progression to Level 2 sees juniors apply Level 1 knowledge to more challenging environments. Level 2 juniors are given more difficult tasks to execute, with a key focus on real-game situations. Level 2 juniors are also given experience on-course and taught the etiquette of golf.
The next step for junior golfers is to reach a level of proficiency where they can become a cadet. A Golf Australia handicap is obtained then club and junior competition can begin. This allows juniors to partake in club events and continue to use the outstanding facilities the club has to offer.
The more advanced junior golfers are invited to play in our junior Inter-Club and Pennant competitions. These are for juniors with high levels of skill, and we introduce the juniors to Match play competition which is an exciting and challenging format.