7 Hole Competitions and Hcap Try Out Sessions

Sundays starting at 3pm 21st April 2019

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.

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

Coaching for golf beginners at DNGC - Spring 2019

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 www.clubgolfscotland.com

Contacts: Geoffrey Seaman at seamang60@gmail.com - phone 07866544759
Ian Cochrane at iancochranester@gmail.com – phone 07841870154
Derek Cullen at jcullen153@btinternet.com - phone 07984955139
George Scott at geo-scott@hotmail.co.uk – 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 Monday 22nd April.

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 Development Structure – Clubgolf access

Pay appropriate fees (see website for member/non-member rates)

Min age of 9 or possess local HCAP

Children under age of 9 can try out at regular sessions to play 5/7 hole blue course to attain local HCAP (some restrictions apply based on ability)

Children under age of 9 must be supervised at all times by legal guardian

DNGC volunteers can supervise children of min age 9

Junior Development Structure - Schedule

Friday competitions

Tee times 4-5.30pm
Must have CONGU HCAP or Local 18-hole HCAP

Sunday Clubgolf development on course and on practise areas (starts 22Apr)

Tee times 1-2pm for juniors trying to attain any HCAP type
Development groups 1-2pm and 2-3pm on practise areas


Development sessions - £2 members/£3 non-members
Fees paid will count towards 1st year membership cost
HCAP try out sessions – free but tee times may vary so check website, facebook etc.

Monday Clubgolf development session 5-6pm

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 secretary@dngc.co.uk for more information of joining the Club.

Child Protection

Our Club Child Protection office at Dunblane New Golf Club is Richard McLuckie.

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

Dunblane New Golf Club
Perth Road
FK15 0LJ

or email him at sam@dngc.co.uk

Course Status
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Due to persistent rain and adverse ground conditions the course will be Closed ALL weekend. Next inspection will be MONDAY 24th February.
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