Welcome to the 2016 Junior Golf/Tennis program at The Blandford Golf and Tennis Club
The Blandford Junior Golf Program is one of the best junior programs in the area. The Junior Golf Program is open to all juniors, ages 5 up to 17. Membership in The Blandford Golf and Tennis Club is not required. Adults are asked to accompany the juniors or make arrangements for an adult to be with the child's group while playing. A small fee is paid weekly and for the closing tournament and party where each child receives a gift for attending. The Blandford Golf and Tennis Club course is ideally suited to encourage new golfers, both juniors and adults. The new innovation "Tee It Forward", by Jack Nicklaus, shortens the distance on each hole so that play is faster and scores are more encouraging for the new golfer. In short "Tee It Forward" makes golf more fun at the Blandford Golf and Tennis Club. Golf can be a life-long sport and is a wonderful way to make new friends.
We will meet most every Tuesday morning beginning July 11th and ending August 15th. We gather at 8:00AM and start with a group golf clinic at 8:15AM led by PGA golf professional Francis Kringle. Then, the younger crowd plays the first five holes in small groups led by parents. Teens also gather in small groups to play the sixth through ninth holes. Club members pay $4.00 per child and non-members pay $8.00 per child per week. Equipment: young golfers need only a 9-iron and putter.
Those children choosing to stay for tennis at 12:30 are responsible to bring a bagged lunch. There is a refrigerator in the kitchen for storage of drinks and lunches for your convenience. Some participants choose to bring a lunch to enjoy with their parent after their golf experience and we welcome you to do
After lunch, children interested in taking tennis lessons can head over to the tennis courts and see Blandford Club member Kurt Weber. He provides an hour-long group tennis lesson which costs $6.00 per child. Equipment: bring an appropriate youth tennis racket for your child's age, and have your child wear sneakers with smooth soles.
Important note for parents:
The Blandford Golf and Tennis Club is a private golf club which is run primarily by its member volunteers. We are proud to offer this outstanding junior golf/tennis program to children in our community and need the support of parents to make it a success. As in past years, we need each child to be responsible to an adult who stays with them throughout the day. It is essential that the supervising adults will not only take the children around the golf course but will also supervise them closely during lunch, tennis and any other outdoor activity.
Safety is very important on the golf course and tennis court. It is crucial that the children taking part in this program respect the playing areas and the clubhouse. Also, teach your child to stand well away from others swinging a golf club and be aware of their surroundings during the lessons and play. Perhaps the most important safety reminder is that only adults are allowed to drive the golf carts. Walking is part of the fitness aspect of golf and the children are expected to walk from shot to shot and hole to hole. If children do ride in the cart, they must be seated appropriately, not standing on the back or sides of the cart. Don't forget to bring bug spray, sunscreen and a hat!
The final week of our program starts a little later at 9:30am. We play a scramble tournament with adults joining in play. We end with a pizza party (please bring $5.00 per person) and prizes for the kids. There will be no tennis on that afternoon.
Please feel free to call Club Pro Francis Kringle in the pro shop at (413) 848-2443 with questions about the program.
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