Practice holes for young golfers at DNGC

Practice holes for young golfers at DNGC

The DNGC Junior structure has 5 ability levels: PARS, BIRDIES, EAGLES, CADETS, JUNIORS. The EAGLES and CADETS are supervised by approved volunteers to help them transition from the practice area to the main course and obtain a local DNGC handicap, after which unaccompanied golf can be played on the full course.

Contact: Maggi Davidson at or telephone 01786 822815

Golfers will be able to:
1. play 5, 7 or more short holes on the main course from the blue tees
2. utilise all the skills learned in the earlier golf development stages
3. learn hazard recovery shots, basic course management, golf safety and good golf etiquette
4. learn how to keep their own score card and mark a card for another player
5. submit signed score cards to obtain a local DNGC handicap

Sessions will be held on Sundays at 3.00pm on 1st Oct, 8th Oct, 22nd Oct and 29th Oct.

Parents, relatives and carers are welcome to volunteer and help is always required. Please contact Maggi for further details.

Coaching for golf beginners at DNGC

The DNGC Junior structure has 5 ability levels: PARS, BIRDIES, EAGLES, CADETS, JUNIORS. The PARS and BIRDIES are coached as part of the national ClubGolf initiative

Contacts: Geoffrey Seaman at - phone 07866544759
Ian Cochrane at – phone 07841870154
Derek Cullen at - phone 07984955139
George Scott at – phone 01786 825295

ClubGolf is the entry level stage for children to learn how to play golf. It is open to all children and no DNGC membership is required.

All equipment (clubs, balls, tees etc) can be provided, so it is easy for children to start playing golf.

The cost is £3 per hour long session / child (non-members of DNGC) and £2 for DNGC members. ClubGolf is run by Level 1 PGA approved coaches.

Children will be taught how to:
1. hold the club
2. make a putting stroke
3. play a chip shot
4. play a pitch shot
5. play a full shot
6. understand basic rules of golf, to enable them to play golf on a full course

The aim of ClubGolf is for children to:
1. enjoy their initial experience of golf
2. be able to play on the course, safely and with confidence
3. be sufficiently competent to obtain a local DNGC golf handicap

Sessions are held on:
– Sunday at 5pm to 6pm
– Sunday at 6pm to 7pm
– Monday at 5pm to 6pm

ClubGolf sessions start on the first Sunday after Easter (dates confirmed annually) until the start of the school summer holidays, when they stop for the duration of the school holidays.
They start again on the Sunday after school resumes in August and finish when the clocks go back in October.

Parents, relatives and carers are welcome to help in assisting the coaches running the sessions.

Should you wish to volunteer please contact Geoffrey, Ian or Derek for further details.

Junior Levels

Beginner level to local DNGC handicap

Safety awareness, participation and cooperation
Basic ball striking and fun drills on practice area tee
Progress gate – consistent safe ball striking

Course etiquette on new practice area course
Basic long, medium and short game, complete holes
Progress gate – basic skills test

Hole completion on short blue course (5 and 7 holes)
Advanced shots and hazard recovery
Progress gate – DNGC local handicap

Junior Levels

Local handicap to full CONGU competitions

Handicap play on blue 18 hole course
Shaping shots and course management
Progress gate – HCAP limit and report

CONGU 18 hole competitions
Tailored development and team events
Progress gate – HCAP for adult medal


DNGC currently has 3 levels of junior membership.

Junior - 13 to 17 year of age

Juvenile - under 13

Development - under 13.

Contact the Club office on 01786 821 527 or email for more information of joining the Club.

Child Protection

Our Club Child Protection office at Dunblane New Golf Club is Eddie McKinley.

If you have any issues relating to Child Protection you can write to Eddie at the Club:

Dunblane New Golf Club
Perth Road
FK15 0LJ

or email him at

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