Junior Section

Upcoming Club and Inter-Club Events

Friday mornings and Sunday afternoons in Summer

Tee-Time Booking Link: BRS Golf Tee Booking – Member Login

Use of the Course by Junior Members

  • Monday: May play before 8.30am (Ladies’ Day)
  • Tuesday: May commence play up to 4.30pm subject to Society Outings and Club Competitions having priority. On Tuesdays following Bank Holiday Mondays (Ladies’ Day) and on Open Seniors Days, may commence play before 8.30am
  • Wednesday: May commence play up to 1.30pm. Between 1st May and 31st December may commence play after Club timesheets have finished.
  • Thursday: May commence play up to 4.30pm.
  • Friday: May commence play up to 4.30pm subject to Society Outings having priority.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: May commence play 30 minutes after Club competitions have finished.

Note: In addition to the above, Junior Members may commence play after 7.30pm. Junior Members under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult Member.

Note: Probationary Juniors Members may only use the course after 7.30pm all evenings, except Tuesdays, April to September inclusive, and only if accompanied by an adult Member.

Important Contacts for Parents/Guardians

Coaching with Eamonn Brady/Pro Shop: Phone 01-8331877

Office: Phone 01-8331892; Email – info@clontarfgolfclub.ie

Designated Liaison Person :

Pat Murray: Phone 01 – 8331892; Email – manager@clontarfgolfclub.ie

Junior Convenors:

Shay Nash: Phone – 085 174 2142; Email – shaynash@eircom.net
Marie Duignan: Phone – 086 607 7795; Email – marieduignan3@gmail.com

Junior Application Form

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Tips For Junior Golfers

  1. Whenever you go out to practice always have a specific idea of what you want to work on and achieve.
  2. Always loosen up by swinging two or three clubs together. Then hold the club across your back and rotate both ways with the Club held firmly against your shoulders to stretch your muscles.
  3. The quality of your practice is more important than the quantity.
  4. Do not stay hitting with the same club for too long. Far better to hit every club two or three times while working your way from the wedge to driver and then back down again.
  5. Always select a specific target and then vary it. As Harvey Penick, one of golf’s greatest ever teachers, said, “Take a dead aim!”.
  6. Spend as much time chipping and putting as you do with long shots.
  7. If you start right with a good grip you will never have to change it.

Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Never swing a club if there is anyone standing close to you.
  2. Don’t talk! Stand still when another member of your group is about to hit. Stand facing the hitter while keeping out of his eye line and sight.
  3. Your place on the course is keeping up with the players ahead of you, not staying ahead of the players behind.
  4. One practice swing is enough.
  5. If you are off the fairway and cannot find your ball – you have got three minutes and three minutes only to find it.
  6. Unless you are a professional golfer playing in a major championship it will not help to survey putts from all sides of the hole.
  7. Estimate distances from the yardage markers provided. Do not pace off your next stroke.
  8. Always be ready to play when it is your turn.
  9. Leave your golf bag near the side of the green closest to the next teeing ground.
  10. Start planning your next shot as soon as you have played your last one.
  11. Always replace your divots, repair ball marks on greens and rake bunkers after you.
  12. Do not walk on another player’s line on the putting green.
  13. Mark your score card on the next tee, not on the green.
  14. If possible, after each long shot, keep your ball in sight until it stops rolling.
  15. Do not throw clubs! It is dangerous and will not help you to play better.
  16. If your group is holding up the players behind, let them through, everyone will enjoy their game more.
  17. Replace the flagpole carefully without damaging the side of the cup.
  18. Count all your strokes, even the missed ones. Golf is a game of honour, there is no referee watching you. If you do not play by the rules there is no game.
  19. In golf you will lose far more often than you will win. It is how you play the game that matters.

“You learn golf all the time, but you don’t learn it all at once“

Davis Love, Jnr

Junior Eligibility For Adult Competitions

Junior Boys:

2.11. Junior Members with a handicap index of 14.0 or less may play in all Singles Competitions (other than the Captain’s Prize and the President’s Prize), provided they are accompanied by at least one adult Member. Eligible Junior Members are permitted to book tee-times for the Captain’s Prize Day, and the President’s Prize Day, provided they have played in the Qualifying Round and returned a score inside the qualifying mark, for the purpose of returning a score for the Golfer of the Year competition only.
2.12. Junior Members with a handicap index of 18.0 or less may play in all Club Four-Ball Competitions provided they are partnered by an adult Member, and in all Club Team Events provided there is at least one adult Member for each Junior Member on a team.
2.13. All Junior Members may play in a combined maximum of 4 Invitation/Semi-Open Mixed Foursomes Competitions but only if accompanied by an adult Member. They may not play in other Club Mixed Competitions, except for Open Competitions.
2.14. Junior Members with a handicap index of 19.0 or more may play in all Adult Semi-Open Competitions, provided they are partnered by an adult Member and play off a maximum handicap index allowance of 18.0.
2.15. Junior Members of other affiliated golf clubs (i.e. under 18 years of age on the 1st November in the year of the Competition) with a handicap index of 18.0 or less may play in all Adult Invitation and Semi-Open Competitions, provided they are accompanied by an adult Member. Junior Members of other affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 years of age on the 1st November in the year of the Competition may play off their official club handicap index, or as otherwise determined by the Committee.
2.16. Junior Members of other affiliated golf clubs under 18 years of age on the 1st November in the year of the Competition with a handicap index of 14.0 or less may play in all Adult Open Singles Competitions, provided they are accompanied by at least one adult Member of an affiliated golf club. Members of other affiliated golf clubs who are over 18 years of age on the 1st November in the year of the Competition and who are in the Junior Member category of their Club may play off their official club handicap index, or as otherwise determined by the Committee.

Junior Girls:

2.5. Only fully paid-up Ordinary Members, Lady Members, Intermediate and Junior Members with a full current handicap index are eligible to enter Club Medal Competitions.
2.6. All fully paid-up members with a full current handicap index are eligible to play and win all other competitions (other than the Majors and Club Medals listed above).
2.7. Intermediates and Junior Members are eligible to play in the Major Competitions -Lady Captain’s Prize, Captain’s Prize and President’s Prize- but are ineligible to win the competition.
2.8. A female Junior Member must be partnered with an adult member in all Foursomes and Fourball Competitions and any other competition where the winners qualify to represent the Club. Two Junior Members may play together in a three-ball team event.
2.9. A female Junior Member can only play in eligibly competitions if they have a handicap of 35 or lower.

Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club
Child Safeguarding  Statement

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of juniors. Every individual in golf should at all times, show respect and understanding for all member’s rights, safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s Safeguarding Policy and Golf’s Safeguarding Policy.

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s first priority is the welfare of juniors and we are committed to providing an environment that will allow participants to perform to the best of their ability, free from neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, bullying and intimidation. All leaders within Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club undergo the necessary Garda Vetting/Access NI checks, sign codes of conduct and complete the appropriate safeguarding training as required by legislation and best practice.

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring and gives the required policy, guidance and procedures required to alleviate these risks.
In addition to our risk assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children whilst they are availing of our activities. Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:

-Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or  volunteers against a child availing of our activities.
-Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children  in our activities.
-Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including  the identification of the occurrence of harm.
-Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory  Authorities.

For further information in relation to safeguarding juniors or if you have a concern please contact our Club Children’s Officer/Designated Liaison Person person(s) below. If you feel that a junior is in immediate danger contact Tusla/Gateway NI or An Garda Síochána/PSNI.