Junior coaching is available to junior members of our club and others wanting to learn to play golf.junior golf icon  Coaching resumed on October 2nd 2017 and is held at the practice area every Sunday at 10am. All are welcome. Lessons are planned to encourage children to learn the variety of skills in golf while incorporating fun games and the opportunity to play on the golf course and are provided in a safe environment. We encourage parents to join in.

We have a practice fairway, practice green, nine hole course no longer than 1500m, maximum length of a hole is approximately 225m, for children to develop and enjoy their golf. Pleasant Point also provides the opportunity for junior members to compete at different levels from beginner tournaments such as Junior Tiger, to Canterbury Junior Interclub Golf and further. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Buck Kake phone 688 7654


Junior Age Coaching (ages 11 - 19)

For junior boys and girls with or without handicaps Grant Kake holds coaching clinics on Sunday mornings, weather and work commitments permitting.
Venue: The practice area on the front nine (can come in the gate on the Pleasant Point Highway) junior-golf
Time: 10am Sunday mornings.
Contact: Buck Kake Phone: 688 7654

Learners Coaching (ages 7 - 70)

Anyone wishing to learn golf (all ages) coaching clinics will be held every Sunday from October through to March.
Time: 10am - 11.30am
Enquiries: Grant Kake - Junior Club Convenor
Phone: 688 7654
Parents and Juniors please check this website regularly for any other developments and updates especially junior tournaments that will be advertised throughout the year. These tournaments will be played at various Golf clubs in the Aorangi Region and we will post a timetable here as soon as we receive it

Pleasant Point GC youngster Alex Kelliher shows potential on the greens

alexTwelve-year-old Alex Kelliher is all smiles after he won the intermediate section of the Pleasant Point Golf Club championships on May 1.
Alex Kelliher just loves to hit a golf ball. The 12-year-old, who attends Pleasant Point Primary School, is hoping to make it as a professional golfer. He trains at least once a week, usually on a Wednesday while his brother is at rugby training, sending 100s of putts and chips towards the hole.
Like most golfers, Kelliher loves to smash it off the tee. "I like trying to give it a good whack and see how far it goes." Kelliher is playing off a 11 handicap and hopes to have that down to single figures in the next year or two. "Once it goes down to below 10 I have to play in the senior competition so I'll aim for about a year or so."
He has been a member of the Pleasant Point Golf Club for about three years, first swinging a golf club when he was three. "I saw them in the garage one-day and decided they looked like fun, so I grabbed one out and a ball and had some swings at home and shortly after I was hooked."
Kelliher defeated 16 others to win the intermediate section of the Pleasant Point Golf Club club championships on May 1, something he was chuffed about. He was up against golfers of all ages. "I was really happy. I didn't know what emotions to use when my opponent told me that I had won." He said playing golf was just something he loved. "It's a great sport I really enjoy it." Kelliher highlights American golfer Jordan Spieth as his favourite player and the Masters as the tournament he is interested in the most. "I'd love to play on the PGA Tour one day." "I don't get to watch a lot of golf on television but I like to when I can."
He dabbled at rugby and cricket for a few years but gave them up to concentrate on golf. "I have got my older brother into it and we've had some good battles out here at the golf course. I beat him most of the time." The year eight competed in the under-19 South Island tournament held at the Tinwald Golf Club and while he didn't place high he loved the experience. "It was a great tournament and I had a lot of fun competing."
The victory in the Pleasant Point Golf Club championships was his first title. His major focus now was to compete well in the pennants on Saturdays and train hard as a build up to a tournament in Tauranga, in September.

Eight junior players from Pleasant Point played in the regional Junior Tiger competition at the Temuka Golf Club on Sunday 8th March.
Results were;
Jessica Shearer – 1st Girls under 14
Alex Kelliher – 1st Boys under 11
Connor Bolt & Ben Johnson - 3rd equal Boys under 11
Annie Shearer – 2nd Girls under 11
Everyone played well and had a great, fun day.
Jessica and Alex’s wins qualify them to play in the National Junior Tiger competition being held at the Manawatu Golf Course on the 12th April 2015.
Well done to everyone!

The last round of ‘The Junior Challenge JuniorsSeries of Tournaments’ was completed on the 8th of October in Tinwald. The series consisted of 5 tournaments held at the Timaru, Temuka, Pleasant Point, Geraldine and Tinwald Golf Clubs.

The tournaments were well supported by Aorangi Junior Golfers and all players seemed to enjoy themselves, have fun and some great scores were recorded. Pleasant Point juniors all played well with excellent results. Of the top ten players 5 were Pleasant Point Junior Golfers and 3 of the 4 trophies were also won by Pleasant Point Junior Golfers.

The Trophy winners were:
1st Best Nett 0-18 Hcp: Pleasant Point GC (198 Best 3 Rounds)
1st Best Nett 19-37 Hcp: Pleasant Point GC (185 Best 3 Rounds)
Best Stableford Overall: Pleasant Point GC (133 Best 3 Rounds)
Best Club Teams 3 Ambrose: Waimate A    
Top 10 Players Nett (Overall with 3 counting cards
1: Michael Lees Pleasant Point GC 28 Hcap 185
2: Liam Beck Pleasant Point GC 28 Hcap 187
3: Adam Beck Pleasant Point GC 31 Hcap 190
4: Jerry Girvan Fairlie GC 34 Hcap 192
5: Amber Rowson Pleasant point GC 28 Hcap 192
6: Lauchlan Scarsbrook Temuka GC 25 Hcap 196
7: Darcy Gibbs Geraldine GC 30 Hcap 197
8: Henry Race Pleasant Point GC 12 Hcap 198
9: Ricky Ward Timaru GC 20 Hcap 202
10: Hamish Scarsbrook Temuka GC 29 Hcap 204
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