Developing and sustaining a strong junior section is a strong belief of the St Andrews Golf Club. It is vitally important that the club is there to provide boys from St Andrews and the surrounding area the opportunity to learn how to play golf, develop their game and play golf in the true spirit that it was intended.
Being a junior member of this fantastic golf club is second to none. With its name and reputation, incredible history, it’s magnificent and unrivaled views overlooking the 18th green of the Old Course and the R&A, make it a dream for any young golfer to be a member of.
The safe, relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the clubhouse ensures that new members feel welcome and can enjoy using the facilities in the club. The juniors have their own room where they can socialise, play on a PS4, watch TV or just meet up. They are also allowed to use the main lounge after playing in a competition providing they are accompanied by an adult.
Boys from the age of 8 can be introduced into coaching and the basics of the game with a view to becoming a junior member from the age of 10.
Entry to the club is immediate and there is no cost in the first year. To ensure a warm and friendly welcome to the club, new members are given a tour of the clubhouse and receive a welcome pack.
Any boy wishing to join the St Andrews Golf Club should download and complete the junior application form. If you have any questions then please contact the secretary or junior convenor.
The junior section has its own Captain and Vice-Captain and they play an important role in promoting the club, being role models for other members and work closely with the junior convenor to put forward ideas to enhance the junior section.
There is a wide range of competitions for juniors to participate in which are played most weekends so there is plenty of opportunity to reduce your handicap. A member of committee will normally be present at the first tee on competition days to ensure that these run efficiently.
Juniors on reaching the age of 14 can enter senior competitions.
The juniors play several matches against other golf clubs in the area throughout the year. These include matches against Carnoustie, Leven, Montrose, Stirling and the New Club.
Entry into Competitions
Players can enter competitions online, in the junior room in the clubhouse or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 junior fixture is available here
The committee believe that the provision of a strong coaching programme is important in the development of juniors as they are the future of the club.
A coaching programme is offered each winter with the coaching delivered by PGA professionals. This is provided free of charge.
Where possible, individual video coaching is also offered, where professionals will provide instruction, analysis and advice.
Senior members are also encouraged to provide support in the development of our junior section.
Training on rules and etiquette is provided annually by R&A officials to all juniors to ensure that they are up to date with rules.
The coaching is aimed at covering players of all abilities.
There is funding available for home club players to support them playing in National and Regional Boys Competitions. For more information, speak to the junior convenor.
The Junior Convenor will liaise closely with SALJGA to ensure that club members are aware of latest news, competitions and events.
The St Andrews Golf Club is there to provide boys from St Andrews and beyond with the opportunity to learn how to play golf, develop their game and play golf in the true spirit that it was intended.
Secretary: Craig Mackie, email@example.com Tel: 01334 479799
Junior Convenor: Eric Gillespie, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Captain: Jay Cameron
Junior Vice Captain: Jack Sharp
Link for the junior application form
and the link for the junior fixtures