Junior Club

“Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí – (Praise the young and they will flourish)”

Dooks Golf Club junior golf winners

Junior members are very important to the future of Dooks Golf Club. We have a very proactive and hardworking Junior Committee that are dedicated to the progression of our Junior members. It is our goal for all our Junior members to enjoy and progress with the sport of golf.

We hope that being a member of Dooks Junior Club will prove to be an enjoyable experience for all juniors. For those that are beginning their golf journey we aim to give the best possible opportunity to learn golf in a fun and safe environment and develop skills so that juniors can progress at a rate that is suitable to their own individual needs. For those who are progressing we hope they will avail of the opportunity to enter and play in competitions with other members as well as have the opportunity to be selected for team events.

The aim of our Junior Section of Dooks Golf Club is to help juniors to enjoy their golf whatever level they are at. We also hope to make their golfing experience one of fun in a friendly and safe environment, where great lifelong friendships can be made.

*Safeguarding – All members of the Junior Committee adhere to strict Safeguarding Polices as set out in the Children First Act 2015.

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2018 - Boys Junior Foursome Team with our Golf Prof Dan Sugrue

2018 – Boys Junior Foursome Team with our Golf Prof Dan Sugrue

kerry girls junior league 2019

Lady Captain Catherine Spain, President Kay Keating, Junior Captain Ellen O’Connor, Aisling O’Connor, Niamh Galvin, Corrine O’Shea & Caoilfhin Foley.
2nd in the Kerry Girls Junior League 2019

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Girls Junior Captain Profile
Ellen O’Connor

Who introduced you to it?

I started golfing at the age of 8 when my dad brought me out on the course in the evenings to play a few holes.

What is your favourite course?

Tralee

Can you remember your best golf shot?

My best shot has to be a drive on the 1st , from the red tee box I hit the ball about 5 feet in front of the bunker just before the green.

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

I have had plenty of bad shots – I can’t actually remember the worst one.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the game of golf?

I think the biggest challenge facing the game of golf is continuing to get young people playing the game.

What do you like most about golf?

What I like most about golf is getting to know new people.

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

My favourite sportsperson is Michael Phelps because of the hard work and dedication he has put in to his sport.

What was your lowest & highest handicap?

My highest handicap was 36, my lowest is 29.

What piece of advice would you offer anyone thinking of taking up the game of golf or just starting out?

My advice would be never give up. There will always be days where everything just goes wrong but don’t let this get to you. It’s just the game . Start again the next day and forget all the shots that went wrong.

Boys Junior Captain Profile
Stephen O’Sullivan

Who introduced you to it?

I started golfing at the age of 8/9.

What is your favourite course?

Killeen in Killarney.

Can you remember your best golf shot?

To be honest I can’t remember any extremely good shots.

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

To be honest I can’t remember any extremely bad shots either.

What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the game of golf?

My biggest challenge is my short game.

What do you like most about golf?

What I like most about golf is all the new people you get to know.

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

My favourite sportsperson is Peter O’Mahony because of his work ethic.

What was your lowest & highest handicap?

My highest handicap was 36 , my lowest is 24.

What piece of advice would you offer anyone thinking of taking up the game of golf or just starting out?

I’d tell them to make sure to play on a regular basis and it’s all about practice.