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We are proud of our thriving junior section. The many benefits of becoming a Junior member at Romanby Golf Club include:

  • Make new friends
  • Play 7 days a week
  • Access to the clubhouse, course, and all practise areas
  • Coaching from a PGA professional
  • Opportunity to get a handicap
  • Regular Junior competitions
  • Junior social events
  • Opportunity to be put forward for county coaching
  • Play matches against other golf clubs

Junior section contacts

The Junior Coordinator (JC) is Lily Downs who deals with the running of all aspects of the section, such as arranging competitions, dealing with handicaps, advice on etiquette and rules, coaching, membership, up and coming events and development pathways. Lily is supported by PGA Professional Matthew Richardson who runs the FUEL golf development programme which introduces juniors through a 5 week program whom are then encouraged to join the Club, maintaining a thriving Junior section.

Nicola Crosby, our Club Safeguarding Officer, is the first point of contact for any issue concerning child welfare.

Important Junior information

Our Junior Section offers boys and girls up to the age of 18 the opportunity to develop their game in a friendly and supportive environment. We welcome new members of all standards ranging from
complete beginners to good players. If you are new to the game, we will help you to improve; if you have a strong game, you will have the opportunity to compete for a place in our successful Junior Team, as well as be put forward for County Coaching and a chance to represent the County Team.

We have a structured approach to the induction of young people into the sport, both from the points of view of technique and etiquette. The Club sets a high priority on coaching for juniors. Matthew will assess when a junior is ready to progress onto the main course.

Junior handicaps

To acquire a junior handicap, you must complete 18 holes and hand your card to the JC or secretary. Juniors’ handicaps start from 54 but can start lower depending on ability. Once their handicaps reach a certain level (16 for a boy, 36 for a girl), they may also be allowed to take part in all adult competitions (as long as they also support the junior competitions and gets permission from the captain of the gents or ladies sections).


If you would like to know more about the Juniors please contact the Ladies Captain: Lily Downs

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