The new term in September might seem a long way off but parents can now start enrolling their children for Dubai’s The Butch Harmon School of Golf new development programme.
Their nine-week junior initiative is back for a new term from September 30, giving an opportunity for aspiring golfers between 3 and 15, to learn the basics and enhance their game at Dubai Sports City.
The course is open to all abilities with each player developing their skills in a fun, creative and enjoyable environment under the guidance of a highly-skilled coaching team.
Since it was launched, the programme has gone from strength to strength and delivered positive results.
“Throughout the years the junior programme introduced a huge number of juniors to golf, but also helped a significant number of them climb the ladder and play at the highest level of amateur golf and even compete and win on professional tours as well,” said Jamie McConnell, Senior Professional, Butch Harmon School of Golf.
“Among the many high achievers we have had juniors win amateur tournaments around the world, play for their respective international teams and compete in a number of European tour events both in the UAE and overseas.”
The fees for each course has been revised for the new term with the beginners level for 5-15 years costing Dh1,100 per term, while kids aged 3 and 4, can learn for Dh870 per term.
“Our philosophy is very much based around teaching the kids not only the fundamentals of golf, but also getting them to move in the correct way and utilise other sporting techniques to help them develop their skill and power,” added McConnell.
“This is known as Long Term Athletic Development and to be more specific helps them learn certain skills at certain times, whereby their physiological age will dictate when is best to develop these skills. It can also significantly increase their excitement and enjoyment when it comes to golf.”
Although there are six weeks until the new term gets underway, McConnell insists there’s plenty of reasons why people should join.
“The first is it simply introduces them to the game in a fun and friendly environment. From there we can take each child on their own journey through the many experiences that they will have as part of this wonderful sport.
“As the years pass by they will begin to decide whether they want to take the game more serious and play competitively, or if they wish to make it a more casual pass time. Regardless of what they choose our programme can cater for a clear pathway to both, and our coaches will be there to look after them throughout.”
What: New term
Where: The Butch Harmon Dubai, Dubai Sports City
When: From September 30
Contact: For more information, email [email protected]
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