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Gowran Park Junior Golf

Gowran Park Junior Golf

Gowran Park Junior Golf is dedicated to providing a safe golf coaching environment for boys and girls

Six kids who just wanted to play golf at Gowran ParkEvery child, regardless of their ability, should have the opportunity to learn and play golf. That is the belief at Gowran Park Golf Club, and so, 8 months ago we introduced a golf coaching program for kids with special needs. This gives children who otherwise might not get the chance, an opportunity to learn the great gameWhen we started, we were told to expect a 50% drop off in attendance within two months. Eight months later, not one child has left the program. For the juniors and mentors, it is often the highlight of their week. It’s fun, it’s safe, it’s energetic and it’s rewarding. At the end of each session, we hug and high five and go back to our lives exhilarated, inspired and in sheer awe of the resilience of these six juniors.On the 13th of April at 4pm in the club house, we are hosting a special event presenting these six All Ability juniors with a certificate of recognition. We acknowledge their resilience to carry on coaching despite the wet, windy and cold winter months, their hunger to learn to play golf regardless of the challenges they face each day.As mentors we focus on their ability, not their disability, we connect with their smiles and frustrations. We would love to open up our program to more kids like Jason, Faye, Seamus, Ryan, Edward and Sara but we need your help to do this. Just 2 to 3 hours per month that’s all we ask, and you will be provided with full training and support.Come along on the 13th at 4pm to meet the kids and their parents, chat with the mentors, hear from experts in special needs sports support programs and maybe get your voice on the radio. Whether you are a golfer or not You can make a difference to kids who just want to play golf at Gowran Park. Attend on the day or email lorcan55@gmail.com for more information.RegardsAll Ability CommitteePaul O Rahilly - ChairpersonDominic Bolger - Golf Coach CoordinatorSeamus Nugent, KRSP – Governance and FrameworkLorcan Lynch – Project CoordinatorMentors – Judy Dick, Lottie Boote, Sarah Lynch, Eileen Walsh, Jim Walsh, Ann Mullins, Rita McGuiness, Fionnula Taylor, Ashleigh Boote, Eileen Tobin ... See MoreSee Less
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Hello All, following our first Junior Committee meeting for 2024 which was also attended by officers from the management committee and Gowran Park, we want to update you on a few key plans for 2024. Firstly we welcome our boys Junior Convenor, Darren Carroll and our girls Junior Convenor Lottie Boote. In addition to the convenors, the Junior committee for 2024 will comprise of, Dominic Bolger,(Coach and Designated Liaison and Children's Officer), Judy Dick,(focussing on girls teams and improving girls oncourse golf ability), Junior Captain Connor Lynch,(voice for the Juniors on the committee) Vice Junior Captain (Tomas Carroll), John Leamy (Golf Team Manager coordinator) and Lorcan Lynch (Communications Officer). We sincerely thank Eileen Tobin and Kate Hennessy who have stepped down this year. Key dates for your 2024 diary, The South East Junior Open Championship (The Harry Cup) will be played on 20th August, Junior Captains prize will be played on 15th September. We will update you with more news on Junior competitions, interclub golf teams, coaching and other events we intend to host throughout the year. We would encourage where possible for Juniors to sign up to Saturday coaching sessions as this will get their game ready for 2024. All the best , Junior Committee. ... See MoreSee Less
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