Indonesian Junior Golf Program
The Indonesian Juniors @ The McDonald Junior’s earlier in the year
Are your children getting into golf and wanting to play in tournaments? Now there is an Indonesian Junior Golf Circuit for them to cut their teeth into becoming Indonesian Champions or just enjoy a game of golf with new friends.
The pathway from National to International events has been created by a group of parents. The vision is to help not only their own children but other children develop their talents and characters playing competitive golf.
The parents have formed a committee that runs the events currently around Jakarta Golf Clubs. An event is organised every month so the juniors can continue to develop as players and test their skills in the heat of competition. Each tournament has highly trained rules officials passed by the Royal and Ancient.
The parents commitment to holding the events doesn’t stop with just the organisation. They are fully involved on the ground during the day of the tournament. With each of them covering registration, starters announcing on the tee box, to the scoring team giving the appearance and feel of a Professional event. This dedication to detail has allowed the juniors to become accustomed to Tournament procedures at a very early age.
Age groups and divisions include boys and girls from under eight to under eighteen years old divisions. Each age division plays from different tee boxes, relative to their age and skill levels. The under eights have a tee box of their own ‘yellow’ were the par fours are around 200 yards giving them the same chance to shoot par or birdies creating lower scores than the older contenders. This has produced exceptional players in the under 8 and under 12 section which are highly competitive. Mid 70s scores are often produced and expected to win events in the younger divisions.
The older players both boys and girls are truly tested in every way playing boys from black tee boxes girls from blue or white. The juniors move up in age divisions not only by age but by ability. Therefore we are always creating a more difficult test of their abilities as they progress into older age divisions or with improved playing skills.
Their very own driving facility: sponsored by Srixon at Imperial Golf Klub complete with grass hitting areas.
This year for the first time, an Indonesian Junior team went to Thailand to compete in the end of year National Event. The event brings together teams from around Asia and the pacific including Taiwan, Japan, Australia and Malaysia. The team did exceptionally well with all of them finishing top 30 or higher. The girls finished strong to climb over Malaysia, Japan and Australia to come third behind Thailand and Taiwan.
To complement the Tournament series, this year has seen the development of a year-long Indonesian Junior coaching program. The program has International, National and Development Juniors training together for 18 hours a week. The juniors choose the days they are able to attend depending on school and family commitments. This program has many of the best age group players in Indonesia. The Girls section is headed by two of the Indonesia’s best Juniors Michela, winner of this years National Amateur Title and Patricia or ‘Patty’ who won golds in the recent Porda competition. Matthew heads the boys with a current total of fourteen victories in the under eight age group with scoring averages well under 80. We also have Brian and JoJo fighting it out many times for top placings in the under 12 division events. MJ a strong basketball player and golfer has a healthy competition with Bergasterous. The older boys section has a strong group of under 14 year olds that are playing in the senior events.
Glen at 13 came top ten in this year open Nationals, Grady and Alex are the most consistent when it comes to podium finishes. Also there is Aqil, being one of the longest players at just fourteen years old, and a swing very much in the mold of John Daly’s. Three of the biggest improverments have come from Franklin, Astra and Aufa. They are showing with dedicated correct practice and supportive parents huge improvements can be made in anyone’s game.
The parents have created a safe and enjoyable competitive environment where the best compete and train together. This will lead to even better players, personalities and people in the game of golf for Indonesia.
Indonesian parents are leading the way in Golf development.
If you’re looking to develop your children’s character and golf game we look forward to you contacting us.
Arron Cole – PGA High Performance Coach
Director of Instruction – Asia Golf Institute
Indonesian Junior Training Coach
Imperial Klub Golf, Lippo Karawaci .
Coach to Tour , NCAA , National and Provincial Champions in six countries for over 20 years
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