Junior Club

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

Dooks Junior Golf - Aisling O'Connor and Robert Shields

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.

Dooks Golf Links - Natterjack Toad
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
Aisling O’Connor

Who introduced you to golf?

I became a member of Dooks Golf Club when I was 8 – my dad introduced me to the game at a young age.

What is your favourite course? Excluding Dooks!

I have been fortunate enough to play many courses around Kerry in the Kerry Girls League. I love links courses so I would have to say Tralee is my favourite.

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

I think the main challenge facing the game of golf is retaining the number of young people playing the game.

What do you like most about golf?

I love the social aspect of the game, getting to experience new courses and being out in the fresh air.

What was your highest and lowest handicap?

My highest handicap is 36 and I hope to lower that this year.

Can you remember your best golf shot?

I once hit the flag on the 4th Hole and secured a birdie.

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

At the beginning, fresh airs aggravated me now that I have improved the missed one-foot putts are the worst.

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

My favourite sports person is Leona Maguire. I think she is an inspiration to all in particular young female golfers

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

Practice and be patient, enjoy it as much as you can and not to take is too seriously. Taking a lesson with Dan would not go astray.

What is your favourite golfing memory?

I have great memories from playing in all the Junior Competitions from winning Santa sacks full of sweets to Easter Eggs but in particular I really enjoyed making memories with my friends.

 

Boys Junior Captain Profile
Robert Shields

Who introduced you to golf?

My dad took my out in Dooks when I was about 7. My uncle David helped me with my swing in the garden too.

What is your favourite course? Excluding Dooks!

It would have to be Waterville.

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

Getting more young people to give golf a try.

What do you like most about golf?

Playing outdoors with my friends and having fun.

What was your highest and lowest handicap?

My highest was 36 and my lowest is 14.

Can you remember your best golf shot?

My drive off the first hole for junior captain drive in!

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

I try not to remember my bad shots!!

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

Tiger Woods. He has achieved so many majors.

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

My advice would be to keep practising. Book a few lessons with a Pro. Focus on your short game.

What is your favourite golfing memory?

Recently at the driving range when I first managed to out drive my dad by 60 yards.