The BlueFit Academy juniors are back into the swing of things in 2016. After 6 weeks off over the Christmas and New Year period both Paul and I are pleased to see our juniors returning enthusiastic and with big smiles. We would also like to extend a warm welcome to all our new members starting their golf journey.

This year we are looking to increase each child’s golf course exposure in an attempt to improve their games, especially their short games from inside 50m. We have commenced some training sessions on course, where parents have joined their sons and daughters to play a modified course. Par 3’s are no longer than 100m, Par 4’s 175m and Par 5’s 250m. It’s a great concept where the kids have lots of fun on an easier golf course and the parents witness their child learning golf and life skills whilst caddying and forming a team together.

We also had a squad of 8 juniors (Shashank, Ryan, Clayton, Aaryan, Liam, Victoria, Samson and Dylan) competing in a new Jack Newton Junior Golf Event called the Tyro Shield. The competition was organised for children aged 8 – 12 years without handicaps to play against other children from neighbouring golf clubs. On Sunday 6th our team played the first round against Eastlake at Bexley Golf Course. Our team of Shashank, Ryan, Clayton and Victoria played beautifully and displayed great sportsmanship whilst defeating Eastlakes 4 – 0. The team really enjoyed the day and so did the parents who caddied and witnessed some wonderful shots.

On Sunday 13th Feb we hosted the event at Hurstville. Our team of Shashank, Samson, Liam and Dylan played nicely against Bexley and were unlucky to be defeated 3 – 1. The highlight of the day was watching the boys encouraging each other down the final hole. They really united as a team.

The final round was held at Woolooware Golf Course and our team was Clayton, Ryan, Aaryan and Victoria. The team played really well despite being matched up against the home team in testing weather conditions. But even the heaviest rain couldn’t dampen their smiles and they should be proud of their 2 – 2 draw.