"Rod Barton” Junior Development Programme

Programme Outline

  • Coaching Clinics
  • 5 hole Tyro course
  • 9 hole Events
  • Junior major Events
  • Inter Club Golf
  • Scholarships & Incentives
  • Pathway to Full Playing membership

Coaching Clinics

  • Free fortnightly coaching clinics are run by members of the PGA during school terms.
  • Dates and times are posted on the club’s website at the commencement of each term.
  • Members are required to book in via the online Booking system.

Tyro Golf Course

  • A 5-hole course has been designed for beginners
  • Events will be run in school terms and alternative weeks to the Coaching Clinics and during school Holidays.
  • Dates and times are posted on the club’s website
  • Members are required to book in via the online booking system in groups of three.
  • Experienced junior members are encouraged to play as 4th member in each group as mentors

9 Hole Events

  • To be held on selected Sunday mornings from the 10th tee.
  • Dates and times are posted on the Club’s Website.
  • Members are required to book in via the online booking system.
  • The event is open for members with or without handicaps
  • Parents/guardians/grandparents are welcome to play or accompany at no cost. Dress regulations apply. Junior Major Events

Members have entry into the following:

  • Junior championship
  • Cronulla Junior masters
  • Junior Eclectic (best score on each hole over 12 month period)

Inter Club Golf – Opportunity to play in 

  • Encourage shield
  • Junior Pennant
  • Eric Apperly Shield (male only)
  • Other representative pennant teams

Scholarships and Incentives


  • Annual scholarships will be available to juniors who meet set performance criteria and who
    aspire to play at the Elite level.


  • Male Junior golfers with “A Grade” handicap have the same booking rights as full playing
  • Female junior golfers have unrestricted booking rights in ladies competitions
  • Coaching awards will be available for regular play in Clubs events.
  • Juniors who are selected in Inter club teams will receive a credit towards their joining fee, payable on transfer to Full playing membership.


Pathway to Full Playing Membership

  • Annual subscriptions are currently $150
  • There is no initial joining fee
  • At age 18 invites to transfer to cadet memberships, where subscriptions commence at % of a Full Playing member, with scaled increases every 2 years until age 30.
  • At age 30 invited to transfer to Full Playing membership or another class of membership. A joining fee (50% of full rate) less any credits accumulated becomes payable at this point in time.

Junior Coaching Clinic Dates New Dates

Minimum of 4 kids needed each week, so make sure you put your name on the timesheet before 12pm on the Friday preceding.

2020 Clinic Dates:  Term 3

Monday 20th July

Monday 3rd August

Monday 17th August

Monday 31st August

Monday 14th September


All 4.00 – 5.00pm


Tyro Golf Dates TBA

2020 Dates: To be advised

Sunday Morning 9 Hole Junior Golf Competition


Sunday Junior Event

Held in conjunction with the mens & ladies morning competitions, provided a minimum of 5 juniors play (Should a junior win the mens’ or ladies’ event, they are not eligible to win the junior event

Rod Barton Eclectic

Commences beginning of February – best stableford score on each hole in 2020

Junior 6's Invitational 2020

Australia’s newest elite junior golfing tournament. To be held at Cronulla GC on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th October 2020. Click here for more information

Junior Championships

2020 Date

Girls – Sunday 23rd August 2020

Boys – Saturday 31st October 2020 & Saturday 7th November 2020

2019 Winners 

Girls – Charlotte Perkins 

Boys – Brock Speechley 

Minor Championship

To be held Saturday 31st October 2020

(No Winner for 2019)

Junior Masters 2020

Date TBA


Junior Development Committee

Richard Beer / Brett Cripps (Chair)  / Lloyd Elphick / Mark Whetters