On behalf of the club and myself, I'd like to give you a warm welcome to The Shipley Golf Club. Regarding the junior section I pride myself along with others in helping those of any ability to achieve the best they can within golf, either through improving their handicap or just playing for pure enjoyment or trying to gain social/team skills.
Throughout the year I plan to put junior competitions on at Shipley to provide the foundation of competitive golf for those who are yet to experience a competitive environment with prizes up for grabs, including those juniors who have acquired a handicap. During the golf season the junior section thrives with the help of head professional Nathan Stead, this was evident as we gained promotion last year and hopefully this year we can do well in division 1 in the Bradford league. At Shipley we have juniors ranging from category 1 up to no handicap, so there is a place for everyone.
Shipley is a very warm welcoming club and I feel privileged to be a member of, as it is well known for being one of the best courses in the area, along with our new clubhouse everyone will be made to feel welcome at Shipley.
Junior Captain 2016
Junior handicaps run from 29 - 54 for boys and 37 - 54 for girls. Juniors under the age of 14 can submit 3 cards of either 6 or 9 holes from the red tees to obtain their handicap. Juniors over the age of 14 should submit either 3 cards of 18 holes or 6 cards of 9 holes from their appropriate tee (yellow for boys/red for girls).
Once you have completed your rounds hand your cards into the proshop and within a few days someone will be in touch about your new handicap.
Each Junior team match consists of 3 players. Two of these players should be of a maximum handicap 18, and the third can play off a maximum of 28. Both girls and boys with handicaps can play in the Junior team. The matches are played on a Friday, Sunday or Monday against other golf clubs in the Bradford Golf Union. Points won in the Junior league also contribute towards the Bradford Golf Union Junior Golfer of the year award.