WELCOME TO BRORA JUNIOR GOLF CLUB
At Brora Juniors we encourage every youngster to join us in playing a game which
provides fresh air and exercise in one of the most beautiful locations possible
along with friendship, discipline and a competitive spirit
And all for less than £30 per year.
In fact, we actively recruit primary school pupils from the local schools
through the Clubgolf scheme and they are all provided with beginners coaching
every Friday afternoon during the may to September season—totally free of
charge—and then they are encouraged to join the club and to play in our weekly
junior competitions which are graded to suit all abilities, experiences and all
During the 2008 summer season some 30 or more children attended the Clubgolf
coaching with many going on to join the club and the most promising 12 being
selected for a fabulous day's play at Gleneagles in October!!!
Our junior golf club has over 90 members of which around half are local children
and the rest are regular summer holidaymakers who have discovered the
informality and friendship of Brora and the superb golf course that we play on.
We encourage and welcome boys and girls to join us and are encouraged by the
growing number of girls taking up the game. For such a small and remote club
we are fortunate to have Brian Anderson as our
professional – as he is
enthusiastic about junior golf development and actively encourages and coaches
our junior golfers including winter indoor classes on Monday evenings as we
strive to bring out the best in our young members.
Brora is supported by 5 of our
adult members who have taken their PGA/Clubgolf coaching certificates so that
they too can help bring out the skills of our young members—and success in that
respect can be demonstrated.
The club sponsors the first and the largest
“Generation Foursomes” in Scotland every july — an event designed to encourage
adult golfers to play with juniors in a competitive environment and to commit to
the ethos and the etiquette of golf.
The club hosts the Ronan Rafferty Junior
Open every June.
The junior section plays regular matches against the Ladies, the Senior Golfers sections
and against the men’s golf club section to
sharpen their competitive skills and to help them learn from their adult
opponents—mind you the kids usually win!!!!
Brora Junior Golf Club
boasts the winner of the Scottish and North of England Faldo Championship (Calum
Stewart) and he has been selected to represent his country in several
Internationals and in the Faldo World Championships in Brazil Calum has also won
many Junior Opens and the Sutherland County Championship.
We are proud to have amongst our members the winner of the
Highland Junior Masters (Ian Stewart) and thanks to the financial support of
adult members and sports funding agencies towards transport costs our juniors
have competed all over Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire with considerable
success. They have returned with over 100 prizes to Brora. Regular winners have
been— Alister MacDonald, Liam MacDonald, Calum Stewart, Ian Stewart, Struan
Gunn, Craig Sutherland, Kyle Sutherland, Michael MacLean and James Ross along
with our leading girls Natalie Sutherland and Greta Gauche.
Our juniors play
competitively every Monday from may to September in medals, Stablefords,
Foursomes and in match play Club Championships and eclectic trophies. They
are encouraged to strive for adult handicaps and are welcome to play in the
adult events within the club – and are often very successful.
International Exchange has been set up between our club and Bonmont GC near
Geneva which allows 2 of our Juniors aged 15 to spend 2 weeks in July in
Switzerland playing in all the available Swiss Junior Opens and being coached by
the professionals there while enjoying the hospitality of at club and its
members—then in return 2 Bonmont Junior members will spend the middle 2 weeks in
August in Brora playing all the junior Opens in Caithness Sutherland and beyond
while staying with families locally.
The club is in good heart and looks
forward to 2009 and beyond as it encourages the players of the future to come
through and bring credit to the club and themselves while enjoying friendship
and the fun of playing a great game in a wonderful place.
If you are aged
between 8 and 17 why not join us???