Welcome to our Junior Section.
Welcome to the Junior Section at Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club. The main aim of the junior section is to provide a thriving, safe and fun environment for our juniors to learn to love the game of golf.
We have excellent facilities at FFGC, including an indoor and outdoor driving range, a practice chipping green and bunker and two putting greens. We are very lucky to have both the picturesque 18-hole Martello course and the Kingsfleet 9-hole course. We also have a short academy course of 4 holes on the Kingsfleet course to encourage our newer juniors to gain “on course” experience. Regular coaching is available through our resident PGA Professionals. Lessons are available for members and non-members alike and are a fun way to either learn or improve.
A typical golfing year would see our established junior golfers at Felixstowe compete in several home junior competitions, as well as inter-club matches, Opens, county matches, fun competitions and coaching. GolfSixes is a fun way for beginners to enjoy some inter-club competition in a friendly, no pressure, fun environment.
Juniors of all standards can enjoy our fun events, such as the Festive Adult/Junior competitions, Halloween and Easter fun competitions alongside their regular coaching. We do not place any pressure on juniors as to whether they want to play competitively or just for fun. All juniors are allowed to progress at their own rate but we are there to offer opportunities and guidance when required.
Close links are maintained with the Suffolk Golf Union’s boys and girls’ county organisers, so there is every opportunity for further development and advancement to county level and beyond. FFGC is currently the training facility for the Suffolk Girls’ squad, with our Professionals providing the training. We also collaborate with the junior sections of other local clubs to share ideas and best practices.
The club is Safegolf accredited. This is the safeguarding standard of England Golf, the game’s national governing body. We have our own Welfare Officer and all adult members of the junior committee have been DBS checked and attend regular safeguarding courses. FFGC is an accredited HSBC Grass Roots Centre, through which we have close links to the Golf Foundation. This is an England Golf backed body that supports junior golf development and provides help and advice to affiliated clubs in how to make the most of their junior sections.
As well as our modern facilities and contemporary outlook, we are also very proud of our heritage at FFGC. The Club has produced many regional and national winners and even home-grown juniors who have gone on to become full internationals. Many of our former juniors have gone on to become club professionals themselves, inspiring the next generation in the process. As a club, we can feel very proud of our junior success and this starts at grass roots level. Do you know someone who might want to give golf a try? Come along and join us! We truly believe golf is a unique sport that can offer so much to children and adults alike including; life skills, friendship, wellbeing and fulfilment.