Why Young People Should Play Golf
What a fantastic year we’ve had with our Junior Club. We love to see the benefits that golf brings to young people everywhere.
They spend time outdoors
In our digital world it’s always great to encourage young people to spend quality time outdoors. Not only is it healthy but golf is also a gentle sport with very little physical risk. We even find that our Juniors want to play rain or shine!
Our coaches make it fun!
We are very lucky here at Roganstown to have an amazingly talented coaching team consisting of Geoff Loughrey, Gary Murphy & Brendan Walton. They ensure the game is fun for our Juniors, and most Juniors who try out the game stay on to join our club! There is a great sense of community and over the last number of years friendships for life have been made. Fun, varied activities and competitions are run throughout the year too.
It’s a game for everyone
Golf is a brilliant game for girls and boys of all ages. It’s a great way to spend time with the whole family, getting both children, parents and grandparents involved.
It brings great opportunities
We have had two members of our Juniors club Patrick Keeling & Sean Keeling, both drop significantly in handicap this year and go on to represent Ireland in Pinehurst in the USA. We have also had great success in the provincials with Joshua Mc Cabe having a memorable year going on to represent his country in both Italy & the UK.
Etiquette and values
In golf a strong emphasis is placed on etiquette. As there is no referee, all players must ensure both their own scores, and those of their competitors, are recorded correctly. It also teaches responsibility. Our junior captain Eva Kenny had a great year and was a great ambassador for Roganstown, representing the Junior club at events.
We must say a special word of thanks to Tadgh Harrington of Harrington golf for his incredible support and sponsorship along with Keith Bardon of Titleist. We must also recognise the amazing work of Colm & Orla Mc Guinness with our Juniors.