A major part of my role as Junior Convenor over the next few years is to ensure that our Junior Section Membership is increased as, at present, it is almost non-existent.

Liberton and it’s members have always been great supporters of Junior Golf in the thirty plus years I have been a member and it is sad to see that we have approximately 10 Junior members (very few playing), with no competitions for them and no representative team to play in either of the Summer or Winter Leagues.

Iain Seath and I have created a document for Junior Development, but this will require not only our time to get off the ground but hopefully the help of some Liberton members.

Anyone interested in helping, even a little help is better than none, please contact the office and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

We are currently looking into different coaching schemes that would suit Liberton best, along the lines of Clubgolf Scotland or Golf Access (our preferred choice), which is popular in England, Ireland and Wales.

These schemes in reality rely on volunteers to give a little of their time to assist with any coaching sessions that Liberton put in place.

We are actively working with local schools, The Braid Hill Driving Range and the local community to try and encourage Junior members back into the Club. Only this week, we have, as a result of advertising at The Braid Hills, the potential of a couple of new members and look to these being the first of many.

If you have a son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or family member, please think about bringing them along to Liberton.

Memberships for current Member’s siblings start at 8 years old, Non-Member’s children can join from 10 years old.

It is FREE for children between the ages of 8/10 until their 15th birthday.

Liberton should have a vibrant Junior Section, I know the choices children have for recreational time is vast, but your child could be the foundation for the future of Liberton Golf Club.

 

Robert Ross

(Junior Convenor)