Our Junior Section
Our golf club has a long tradition of nurturing and encouraging young golfers as they progress on their golfing journey. Golf is one of the few sports that can be played for a lifetime and the younger you start the better. Golf not only teaches young people a sport, it teaches them discipline and ethical standards that last for a lifetime. All this on offer whilst they enjoy themselves learning a new sport and hobby!
We encourage young people to participate by offering free Junior Membership to under 10's and significantly reduced rates for all our juniors until they reach adult golf at 19 years of age. Our practice facilities, particularly our Golf Academy building are extensive and offer the best opportunities in teaching technology. Our PGA Professional, Paul McEvoy has years of experience in coaching young people and its guaranteed that everyone will enjoy themselves, whilst learning to play a great game.
We are so fortunate at our club to have some really committed people to run our Junior Section:
Junior Committee Members:
Ian Duffy - Club Welfare Officer
Phil Crane - Junior Organiser
Paul McEvoy - Club PGA Professional
Andrew Wilson - Parent
Sheena Stevens - Secretary
Joyce Green - Trustee
Our Junior Captain is Sadie Adams. Sadie has truly excelled at golf and is constantly improving. Her handicap is now +0.02 and she is now competing at national and international levels. Sadie is a lovely girl and a fantastic role model to encourage junior golf. Sadie is also our Girls Golf Rocks Ambassador.
Our Junior Vice Captain and Junior Ambassador is Fred Hunt. Fred is 12 years old and has played golf since he was four years of age. He is a committed junior member and thoroughly enjoys his golf at Burnley Golf Club. Fred is continuously improving and plays lots of competitive golf, which he enjoys.
2023 heralds a full season of Junior Coaching Sessions and to date we have 22 youngsters who are raring to go! Coaching starts in April and is guaranteed to be a fun way to learn and enjoy the game of golf, with our PGA Professional, Paul McEvoy. If you want to join us, please contact Paul on 01282 455266 Ext 1.
Sadie Adams and Fred Hunt
Our Junior Academy
We have a sizeable Junior Section across our Elite facilities with specially designed learning programmes run by our experienced professionals. Our Junior Academy Programme offers an innovative, exciting and fun approach to Junior Golf Coaching. The academy offers a systematic golf coaching programme to children between the ages of 4 – 17.
No matter the age or experience of your child we are able to offer a comprehensive Junior Academy Programme which is tailored for them. We have built our programme around the key concepts of why children play sport and most importantly, stay in sport.
Creating the right environment is so important with our aim to create an environment which is conducive to fun, learning and friendship. Allowing your children to learn at their own pace through a programme of self-discovery and game based learning, whether on course or the driving range.
The academy is headed by Elite coach Craig Gornall who is recognised as an Advanced PGA coach with over 10 years of experience with coaching juniors. The academies other Elite coach is Paul McEvoy who has over 25 years experience and is currently coaching the ELGA Lancashire Girls Squad .
To find out more and book a free taster session email firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Golf Rocks at Glen View...
In 2021 we were so fortunate to have our application accepted to become a 'Girls Golf Rocks' club.
Our PGA Professional, Paul McEvoy, has proven himself to be an excellent teacher and the girls have all absolutely loved all their training sessions. Paul has the ability and experience to make golf a fun thing to do and all the girls are absolutely 'buzzing' as they enjoy themselves at our great club.
Paul has continued the lessons free of charge throughout the winter months and in April 2023 he begins the coaching sessions with all our junior golfers. Currently we have 22 boys and girls signed up for the sessions, which will run throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn months.
We recognise that young people are the future of our club and do all we can to ensure they are safe, made most welcome and importantly thoroughly enjoy themselves as they embark on their golf journey.