Junior Club

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

Dooks Junior Golf - Caoilfhin Foley and Gavin Boyle

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

Natterjack Toad - Dooks Golf Links

Girls Junior Captain Profile
Caoilfhin Foley

Who introduced you to golf?

I started playing golf when I was 8. My Nan introduced me to the game.

What is your favourite course? Excluding Dooks!

I would have to say Mahony’s Point, Killarney or Charleville.

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

The recruitment of new junior golfers.

What do you like most about golf?

Getting the opportunity o play different courses and meeting new people.

What was your highest and lowest handicap?

My highest is 36 and my lowest is 36

Can you remember your best golf shot?

My best shot was on the par 3 11th at Dooks where the all landed on the green near the hole.

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

When I teed the ball too high and I hit it instead of the ball and it didn’t go very far.

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

Rory McElroy. I admire how dedicated he is to golf and I think he is a great sporting icon and role model for young golfers like myself.

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

My advice for anyone starting golf would be to take coaching from a good pro (Dan) and take notes of the mistakes you make.

What is your favourite golfing memory?

Winning my first trophy at Declan Mangan’s day. It was definitely a milestone that encouraged me to practice more in order to try and win more prizes.

Boys Junior Captain Profile
Gavin Boyle

Who introduced you to golf?

I first started playing golf when I was 3 years old with my grandparents.

What is your favourite course? Excluding Dooks!

Pinhal Vilamoura in Portugal.

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

Getting more people to give golf a try.

What do you like most about golf?

Getting to meet new people.

Can you remember your best golf shot?

I was once behind the green on the second hole. I took my lob wedge and chipped it straight into the hole.

Can you remember your worst golf shot?

There have sadly been many missed one foot putts.

Who is your favourite sportsperson?

Shane Lowry. He’s Irish and great to watch on TV.

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

Lots of practice

What is your favourite golfing memory?

Having a birdie on the third hole in Dooks