Leadbetter Junior Development Programme
At Bletchingley GC with PGA Professional Leah Roelich
Qualified PGA Professional Leah Roelich is based at Bletchingley GC and is in charge of all junior coaching. Leah provides several programmes and opportunities for young juniors and as of this year was selected to become a main Leadbetter Kids Golf coach and centre in Surrey.
Starting from 19th September the main Leadbetter Kids coaching programme will be launched. This involves regular weekly classes during the school term and golf camps throughout the holidays. However, a big part of the Leadbetter Kids and Leah’s vision is to provide a stepping stone for older juniors to keep progressing their game and journey into golf by encouraging them to get out onto the golf course and play. To help make this vision happen together we have come up with a wonderful incentive call: ‘The Leadbetter Junior Development Programme for juniors aged 13-16.
This incentive combines all year round development and performance coaching as well as access to the main course and practice facilities. We are one of few clubs in the Surrey that provides this type of programme as we feel it is the great way of transitioning the juniors from ‘just’ coaching sessions to also being able to play on the course safety and effectively.
The Leadbetter coaching sessions
The main coaching sessions throughout the year will cover all areas of the game and have been designed to develop the juniors; technique, fitness and life learning skills with the aim of being able to play on the course and long term potentially gain a handicap and entre competitions. A huge part of the on-course learning will involve upping the knowledge of golf rules and etiquette on and off the course.
Furthermore, there is potential for juniors to progress to external Surrey County coaching as Leah herself is Lead Coach for the U15 Girls Squad and Steve Furlonger (who is also based at Bletchingley GC) is head assistant coach for the U16 boys squad. If juniors progress well and gain a great level of trust Leah and Steve can put forward any juniors who they deem eligible for County coaching.
Details and Costings of incentive
The Leadbetter Junior Development Programme runs for 12 months and includes:
- 33 x Leadbetter Teens group coaching sessions
- Either 1 x Individual 9 hole playing lesson or 1 x Leadbetter Kids holiday camp
- Access to practice facilitates all year round
- Access to the 18-hole course at certain times
- Access to clubhouse and bar
- Only 6 spaces available for the programme on a first come first serve basis
- Total cost £925
If you would like to sign up then please contact Leah either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07517 221 222.
Leadbetter Kids Junior Coaching Only
If juniors are looking to start golf or interested in coaching only then they can join onto one of the classes Leah has put in place. She will be running regular Saturday and weekday classes starting from 19th September.
Classes are split into the following ages categories:
- Leadbetter Kids – Ages 4 – 6 (session length 60 minutes)
- Leadbetter Kids – Ages 7 – 9 (session length 90 minutes)
- Leadbetter Kids – Ages 10-12 (session length 90 minutes)
- Leadbetter Teens – Ages 13+ (session length 90 minutes)
- Girls Golf Only – Ages 4+ (session length 60 minutes)
Costing and what is included for 12 month programme:
- £40 per month Ages 4 – 6
- £50 per month Ages 7+
- 33 x group sessions
- 1 x holiday camp
Pea Wea Golf for Ages 2 - 3
In addition to Leadbetter Kids Leah also runs her own junior programme designed for infants aged 2 – 3 years old. These sessions are a great way of introducing little ones to golf in a fun and safe environment. The sessions have been designed to help the development of; motor, fitness, educational and life learning skills as well as golf technique.
Starting from 19th September the main Pea Wea Golf programme will be launched and regularly sessions will run on Saturday mornings 8.30am-9.00am during the school term. The programme runs over 12 months and includes:
- 33 x group sessions
- 1 x sticker each session
- 1 x certificate at the end of each term
- 1 x Pea Wea Golf shirt
- Cost £30 per month