Junior Clinic & School Holidays Programs

WELCOME TO YARRA BEND JUNIOR GOLF

The Yarra Bend Junior Golf Program is based at Yarra Bend Golf in Fairfield. Founded on the principles of Long Term Athlete Development, the Program has been designed by Denis McDade – Head of the Junior Advisory Board of the Titleist Performance Institute.

We focus on developing golf skills, athletic ability and most importantly, a love for the game of golf. We do this via a carefully structured curriculum that provides age appropriate golf and athletic development training programs.

YARRA BEND JUNIOR TERM PROGRAM

The Junior Term Program is an 8-week Junior Golf Program delivered by the highly qualified coaches from BannLynchMcDade Golf Coaching and physical development experts from Golfer’s Edge.
Three different Junior classes are run, each targeting a different age group: Cyclone (5 – 8 years), SMASH (9 – 12 years) and the Golf Development Program (13 – 17 years). Choose from class times on Monday, Saturday or Sunday.
All staff involved with the program possess a Working with Children Check card.
Registration and payment can be made via the links below.

CYCLONE PROGRAM
AGES 5 – 8

Golf fundamentals are are taught and developed via a series of skill progressions. These progressions break down individual swing components into easy-to-understand concepts.
Young children tend to require more time to master a new skill, and because of this, we teach each fundamental for four consecutive weeks; giving your child enough time to develop each skill being learned.
In addition, we create a learning environment that encourages exploration and creativity – both of which are critical elements in the process of motor learning.

Developing FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS is the focus of the Cyclone Program. It becomes easier for children to learn golf as they begin to become more athletic.
Once enrolled in the YBG Junior Term Program your child’s athletic foundation will be assessed & developed through athletic training – which we include in every session. Development in your child’s athletic foundation will also enhance their ability in other sports they play.

TERM FEES: $269.00 per student

SMASH PROGRAM
AGES 9 – 12

The SMASH Program continues to develop the athletic foundation required to play golf well. From a growth and maturation perspective, 9 – 12 years old is the perfect time to learn a new skill. This is reflected in the SMASH Program’s curriculum, focusing heavily on refining existing golf skills and developing new ones.

Heavy emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental sport skills throughout this phase of development. The combination of fundamental movement skills, developed in the Cyclone Program, and fundamental sports skills is called ‘physical literacy’. Physical literacy is the athletic foundation that underpins success in any sport.

The SMASH Program includes one 30-min private lesson per term.

TERM FEES: $349.00 per student

GOLF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
AGES 13 – 17

The Golf Development Program (GDP) takes into account the challenges encountered during what can be one of the most difficult phases in a junior golfer’s development – dealing with a major growth spurt.

Whilst the GDP continues to refine golf fundamentals, it has a particular focus on developing all the skills required to shoot lower scores. The GDP teaches shot making skills such as trajectory and flight control, course strategy, game management, and introduces tournament preparation skills.

There is also a focus on teaching effective practice, analysing competition performance and basic mental skills. Athletic development training takes advantage of a number of factors that are highly trainable at this time. Speed, stamina, suppleness, strength, and 3D integration are all trained and developed as a part of our Golf Development Program.

TERM FEES: $439.00 per student

By purchasing a ticket for or attending the facilities at Yarra Bend Golf, the customer agrees to be bound by the terms & conditions below.

For all Junior Program enquiries, please contact our friendly team on juniorprogram@yarrabendgolf.com

Please note: staff will respond to enquiries from 8am – 4pm, Mon – Fri ONLY.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

The Yarra Bend Golf Junior School Holiday Program is the perfect activity for your child during the holidays!

Our Junior Program is so much more than just golf – it is built around three key ideas, which we believe are essential elements of any school holiday program.

  1. Above all else, we aim to ensure that all kids within the Program have FUN and feel supported.
  2. The Program is all about being ACTIVE! Whilst your child will be exposed to many aspects of golf, we also think it is important that they play a range of other sports to keep the day interesting and to get the blood flowing.
  3. We aim to create a FRIENDLY supportive environment where all kids feel welcome and included.

Our expert PGA professionals have extensive experience coaching junior golfers, having coached thousands of Juniors through the Yarra Bend Golf Junior School Holiday Program.

All staff involved with the program hold a Working with Children Check card and are passionate about exposing children to the many benefits of playing golf.

Includes:

  • Golf coaching across the driving range, short game area, and putting greens
  • Comprehensive athletic development (running, skipping, ball skills, strength, and speed skills)
  • Team games and challenges
  • 18 holes of adventure golf
  • BannLynchMcDade instructors

What to wear:

  • Shorts / Long pants / Skirts
  • T-shirt /Collared shirt / Long sleeve
  • Runners / Golf shoes
  • Hat

What to bring:

  • Golf clubs (if you have them, otherwise all equipment will be provided)
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks and lunch (or money to buy food at the Proshop)

 

By purchasing a ticket for or attending the facilities at Yarra Bend Golf, the customer agrees to be bound by the terms & conditions below.

James Hartley – Junior Golf Coordinator

For all Junior Program enquiries, please contact our friendly team on juniorprogram@yarrabendgolf.com

Please note: staff will respond to enquiries from 8am – 4pm, Mon – Fri ONLY.

UPCOMING PROGRAM DATES:

DECEMBER 2022

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15TH – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22ND

JANUARY 2022

MONDAY, JANUARY 16TH – FRIDAY, JANUARY 20TH

 

‘FUN’damentals – 5 to 7 years

Take part in the Yarra Bend Junior Golf Program this School Holidays – ‘FUN’damentals!

The ‘FUN’damentals Junior Golf Program has been created specifically for those aged 5 – 7 years. Although our focus is golf coaching, we understand that the best way for young kids to learn is by enjoying themselves. This 2.5-hour golf clinic includes mini golf, fun games and group activities that are all designed to inspire imagination, creativity and self-discovery.

Our PGA Professional Golf Coaches and Sports Development Experts will provide the training required to help your kids learn to love golf from the very beginning.

$79 PER SESSION

 

‘GOLF’LETICS – 8 to 12 years

Take part in the Yarra Bend Junior Golf Program this School Holidays – GOLFletics!

The ‘GOLF’letics Junior Golf Program has been specifically designed for those aged 8 – 12 years. The Ready to Train Program incorporates mini golf, group games and activities along with golf coaching and group challenges. Our PGA Professional golf coaches have designed this program to help take young golfers to the next level, introducing them to technique, block training, skills sessions, AND competition.

Our Professional Golf Coaches and Sports Development Experts are here to help your kids take the next step in their golf journey.

$119 PER SESSION

 

U17s Golf Program – 13 – 17 years

Are you a young golfer looking to work on your skills in a fun, group environment? Or are you new to golf and looking to learn in a supportive space? The Under 17s Junior Golf Clinic is for you!

The Under 17s Junior Golf Clinic is a two-day program for those aged 13 – 17 years. The clinic focuses on golf technique and training and is a great stepping-stone for those wanting to get out on course as soon as possible.

On day one, work on golf skill and technique & use video to analyse your full swing, short game and putting. You’ll also learn the most effective ways to practice on your own.

On day two, learn how to effectively prepare for a round of golf before getting out on course here at Yarra Bend. Our PGA Professional coaches are the best people to take you out on course and teach you about etiquette, rules, course maintenance and even scoring the game.

IMPORTANT: This is a two-day clinic. Class runs from 1pm – 5pm on Monday & Tuesday.

$279 PER CLINIC

Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield

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