Matlock has a thriving junior section with over 40 junior members from 8 – 17. Levels of ability vary. We strive to provide coaching and activities to suit all. Ambitious plans to develop the section are in place.
Charlotte Gregory, Junior Captain 2020/2021 (right)
with 2019 Junior Captain - twin sister Hannah (left)
Bryn Griffiths is Junior Vice Captain 2020/2021
Our Junior Pathway
We aim to provide an environment where juniors can feel comfortable, meet their friends, have fun, develop their golf skills, and foster an enthusiasm and love for the game. In addition to playing skills juniors will learn how to keep score, mark a card, and understand some basic rules and etiquette.. All beginners are invited to attend professional coaching sessions and join Golf Access.
Golf Access provides early opportunity to play out on the golf course. It is a fun short course format with a colour coded system that recognises progression and achievement. At each Group Level (9 in total) the distance from tee to the hole and the number of holes played increases. Golf Access events take place throughout the season. Golf Access Scheme Details.
|Golf Access - Starting to Play||mgc-junior-starting-to-play-2021.pdf|
|Level 1 / Level 2 Scorecard||Level 1 - Maroon & Level 2 - Amber.pdf|
|Level 3 Scorecard||Level 3 - Aqua.pdf|
|Level 4 Scorecard||Level 4 - Navy.pdf|
|Level 5 Scorecard||Level 5 - Violet.pdf|
|Level 6 Scorecard||Level 6 - Scarlet.pdf|
|Level 7 Scorecard||Level 7 - Charcoal.pdf|
|Level 8 Scorecard||Level 8 - Emerald.pdf|
|Level 9 Scorecard||Level 9 - Platinum.pdf|
Group Coaching Sessions with Craig Swinburn
6 x 1 hour group sessions - £30
(Maximum 6 per Session)
Tuesday & Saturday dates to be advised
Register for your preferred coaching course with the Pro Shop
Tel 01629 582191
Payments in advance to the Pro Shop/Office
Twenty Four very young golfers from four local clubs; Matlock, Shirland, Chesterfield and South Chesterfield Golf Clubs, compete in teams of six, a fun pairs Texas Scramble over six shortened holes.
A series of eight matches, two at each participating club, take place during the summer. Each competitor is provided with a team sweatshirt.
The GOLFSIXES format is promoted by The Golf Foundation to encourage more young people, supported by their parents, to enjoy the fun and competitive team atmosphere of golf. Family involvement is encouraged. GolfSixes makes a great addition to the club’s offering for young golfers.
Derbyshire interclub league
Last year our team qualfied for the semi finals. Displaying great sportsmanship throughout all the seasons matches and particulary in their last game against Chesterfield Golf Club, the team were a credit to Matlock Golf Club. Pictured are Tom Fennah, Jacob Kenworthy, Jess Aston and Emily Jo Saville.
A full list of Junior competitions can be found in the Club's Diary Section - extract printed at foot of this page.
Working with the youngsters is very rewarding and being able to see them progress relatively quickly is refreshing. If you are able to help or want to find out more please contact our Junior Organiser.
Junior Organiser, Tony Cox
Mobile: 07902 675886
We now have a Junior WhatsAPP!
Junior Operations Group
Meeting 4 times per year to plan and oversee a junior programme of activities.
Junior Organiser, Junior Captain, Lee Kenworty (Parent), Dave Saville, (Member/Parent) Sadie Clayton (Ladies' Captain), Club Captains by invitation, Rachael Sargeant (Parent).
Juniors' Committee for 2021
Meeting together to represent juniors views and plan social activities.
Junior Captain, Junior Vice-Captain, Immediate Past Junior Captain, Jacob Kenworthy, Lucy Graham.
|1||Winter League Cup (club hcps)||-|
|2||MJ Drabble Winter League Trophy||-|
|3||Eclectic Trophy||George Graham|
|4||Bill Mills Par Medal||-|
|5||Most Improved Player||Sam Hodgkinson|
|7||R Petts Trophy||Bryn Griffiths|
|8||Jigger Junior Foursomes||-|
|9||Lewis Edwards Memorial Trophy||-|
|10||Junior Open||Jacob Wood|
|11||Boys v Girls||-|
|12||Player of Year||Hazel Aston|
|13||Best Nett Medal Score||-|
|14||Aggregate Cup||Imogen Rafferty|
|15||Rookie of the Year||Lucy Graham|
Club Captain, Paul Mooney presenting Sam Hodgkinson with Syd Boam Trophy - Most Improved Player 2019
Junior Open 2019
Jacob Wood, the winner of the annual Matlock Junior Golf Open.
Wood, of the Renishaw Park club at Sheffield, saw his first-tee drive fly out of bounds and forced him to card a triple-bogey seven.
Some excellent scoring over the next 17 holes, including a stunning back nine of 33 gross (27 net) secured the title for Wood with a net score of 63.
Thirty young golfers from 14 clubs contested the open.
The best gross winner was Hannah Morrison, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, with a score of 72.
Junior open 2021 tBC
see Visitors/Opens page.for further details and an application form
Diary of Events