Junior Golf

Our Vision. Inspiring a love of golf that lasts a lifetime.

Why golf is great for children

Golf is a fantastic sport for a boys and girls to play; children can learn essential life lessons while playing the game and having fun such as respect perseverance, honesty, problem solving, sportsmanship and discipline. 

The Junior Academy Director – Stefan Ackermann

Stefan was born in South Africa where he developed a keen interest in the game of golf and started playing at a young age. After completing the PGA Diploma at Centurion Academy he then continued acquiring further practical experience through Irene Country Club, where he had been a member since his junior days. In 2015 he joined the PGA of South Africa and he continued his development, becoming a full member in 2016.
Whilst working at Irene Country Club he particularly enjoyed junior coaching sessions at weekends and helping to grow the game. In 2016 he moved to the United Arab Emirates and worked in the golf industry in Abu Dhabi. There he enjoyed the opportunity to be part of the HSBC Championship Tournament.
Stefan is a very active and enthusiastic professional who is passionate about golf and is eager to grow the game. He aims to get more people of all age groups, genders and ethnic backgrounds playing the game of golf.
Stefan can be contacted on 07938 484806 or pro@dungannongolfclub.com

The Junior Academy

The Junior Academy offers the total package for boy and girl golfers of all abilities who share a desire to improve.

Contact Stefan Ackermann to find out more about group and individual coaching.

07938 484806 or pro@dungannongolfclub.com

Friendly Get Togethers

Unlike many golf programs, our commitment to junior development doesn’t stop at the practice tee or driving range. We want our juniors on the course and playing, so we arrange friendly get togethers where juniors can meet at a set time and play some holes on our course under the supervision of one of our PGA Professional, Sean Morrison and our volunteers.

Summer Competitions

During the summer months we hold various competitions on our 18 hole course. There is a variety of formats including, singles, pairs, teams and flag golf, all designed to allow our juniors to test themselves while still retaining the fun factor.

Junior Starting Times

Monday – all day

Tuesday – all day (except during ladies’ competition)

Wednesday – before 3pm and after 7pm

Thursday – all day

Friday – all day

Saturday and Sunday

Junior with Senior Handicap – after 3pm

Other Juniors – after 5pm

There may be competitions for juniors organised at other times at the weekend.