We cater for young players aged 8 and upwards from complete beginner to accomplished player.
We want all Juniors to enjoy playing plenty of golf and competing in as many competitions as possible. We teach our Junior members how to:
play by the rules of golf,
be safe on the golf course,
show courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, no matter how competitive they may be - this is the spirit of golf.
Junior Membership Categories
There are four categories of Juniors in Ceann Sibéal based on age, golf ability, knowledge of the rules of golf and behaviour.
Freshers are our youngest Junior members. They are aged 10 or under and are learning the rules of golf for the first time. Activities for freshers will mainly take place at the Gorta Dubha practice ground and will focus on learning basic golf skills and safety rules. Freshers will be given the maximum handicap of 54 so they can play in supervised Junior golf competitions.
Juniors are generally aged 11 to 13, and have handicaps of 54 or less off the Red or Yellow tees. They know how to behave safely and fairly on the course, and have a basic understanding of the rules of golf. They are allowed to play in unsupervised Junior competitions.
Juniors are generally aged 13 or older and must have a handicap of 28 or less for boys and 36 or less for girl. They will either have been a Category A Junior for a full year or have played in at least 10 Junior competitions or similar golfing history in another club.
Juniors are aged 16 or older and must have a handicap of equal to or less than, 28 for boys and 36 for girls, and be playing in competitions off the White tees for boys, or Red tees for girls. They will have been a Category B Junior for a full year, or have
Golf Lessons for Juniors
We provide Junior coaching lessons by PGA professional tutor, Liam Duggan. More information on Liam here: http://www.ldgolf.ie/
Playing Times for Juniors
As soon as they have graduated from the Acedemy Course at the practice ground, our Junior members are welcome to play on our beautiful 18 hole golf course. Most tee times are available, but some are block booked for Men's and Women's competitions on every Wednesday afternoon, and Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Girls Golf in Ceann Sibéal
This year the Ceann Sibéal Junior Golf Club, together with the Lady Captain and the Ladies’ Committee, will focus on initiatives to actively encourage participation of girls in the Junior golf club.
Various events for girls will be organised throughout the year including golf competitions over a shortened course, fun girls-only events and a golf skills event.
Girls of all ages over 8 and all abilities are welcome to join and play this great sport in a safe, fun and encouraging environment. Please contact Muiríde Uí Chruadhlaoich or Ann Moore with any questions or suggestions for girls’ events.
Ceann Sibéal Golf Club is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of their members and in particular our young golfers. The Club has developed a Code of Ethics for Golf for Young People which includes policies, guidelines and codes of conduct for all involved in Junior golf.
All members of the Junior Committee have signed-up to a code of conduct and have been Garda vetted.
All volunteers will be taken through the Club’s code of ethics and will be required to sign-up to a code of conduct.
and finally, all Junior members and parents are also required to sign-up to a code of conduct. Detailed information on the Club’s Code of Ethics can be obtained from anyone on the Junior Committee.
Detailed information on the Club’s Code of Ethics can be obtained from anyone on the Junior Committee.