Pelican Waters Golf Club noticed that there has always been a gap in the pathway to becoming an 18-hole Junior Golfer. Atomu Watanabe had come up with a format of a 2-person Ambrose Matchplay format which was trialled over 4 rounds and found that the format worked extremely well. None of the…….
Kids had played Ambrose before and they really enjoyed the format as the pressure was taken off to allow them to just enjoy playing golf. Manager Craig Jansz said.
We now have 24 juniors playing in The Junior League on a Saturday afternoon which runs over an 8-week season.
We have players from Pelican Waters, Caloundra and Maroochy River currently playing.
We have started with 4 teams and will now be expanding to 5 teams this week.
The Junior League has been supported by The Pelican Waters Development Fund, Craig Grant Junior Golf Fund, Titleist, Footjoy, Caloundra Removals, Miles Plastics and Healthy Food Group. Without these sponsors we wouldn't have been able to bring this event to life.
It has been amazing the support we have had from Pelican Waters Golf Club, particularly Andrew Kenny who have given us the use of the course.
We have also had a round at Caloundra Golf Club with great support from Tom Arnott (pictured in main photo with Craig Jansz – Manager) who has breathed fresh life back into Juniors at Caloundra.
We are looking forward to a second series which will start in the second term of school.
Pelican Waters Golf Club and their team should be applauded for their insight and initiative within their Ambrose format for the little tackers, and one could only imagine if opened to other clubs and their juniors on the Sunshine Coast, such as Headland, Maroochy River, Mt Coolum and Nambour, where our juniors would be in a few short years?
The Invincibles Tour believes that whilst the older juniors are away representing their clubs in Pennants for some twelve odd weeks, which would be the perfect time for everyone to work together to develop junior golf at a grass roots level?
"The Tour feels this is is the perfect scenario for the beginners, given that not a lot happens for them whilst the Pennants season is being contested"
For further information, please contact Craig Jansz via Pelican Waters Golf Club:
https://www.pelicangolf.com.au/ or via: 0421 283 732