Junior Golf

Yowani conducts an active Junior Golf program for both junior boys and girls.  During the year a number of events or programs are conducted for Junior’s including:

  • Junior Club Championships
  • Participation in Junior  Pennant competition;
  • Regular coaching clinics during School Holidays; and
  • The Yowani Junior Development Pathway Program

Senior club members are encouraged to get involved in the Junior Programs and to assist with integrating junior members into the club by helping Junior members complete rounds for handicap advising on etiquette and volunteering to assist where possible.

For further information on Yowani Junior Golf contact Yowani Junior Manager Ken Norris on 0417 264695 or email kenjulie@grapevine.net.au

Yowani Junior Development Pathway Program

The Yowani Junior Golf Development Pathway is a 3 Stage Pathway as follows:

Sub-Junior Program

Junior Development Scholarship Program
(Boys & Girls)

Rising Star Scholarship Program (Boys &Girls)

Stage 1 – Sub-Junior program

The Yowani Sub Junior program has been operating for the past 20 years

The program is conducted on a Monday evening from 3.30pm – 5.30pm in Terms 1, 2 & 4. Generally, children are accepted into the program after they have turned 7 or if they have not yet turned 14.

Children are required to pay a weekly fee of $10.00. Children of all abilities are welcomed into the program. All we ask is that they are keen to learn and be prepared to behave impeccably. The program provides excellent coaching and playing opportunities. However, while winning is celebrated it does not overshadow the program focus on:

  • enjoying the game;
  • learning how to play golf safely and properly;
  • abiding by and learning about rules and etiquette;
  • being on your best behaviour, having good manners and being respectful to all (especially the volunteer walkers);
  • persevering and being self-disciplined while playing;
  • meeting new friends and enjoying their company.

Yowani Golf professionals provide the formal coaching sessions and volunteer walkers (usually Yowani members) take the players on to the course to play a few holes. Participants are provided with afternoon tea and prizes after each session.

Stage 2 – Development Scholarship Program (Girls & Boys)

Up to 14 Scholarships (7 Boys, 7 Girls) – to be allocated annually.

Selection Criteria

  • Be a participant in the Yowani Sub- Junior Program;
  • Age range 8-16 years;
  • Have own set of clubs;
  • Be keen and willing to be involved in extra golfing activities.

Program Structure and Components

  • Period – 12 Months – April to March;
  • 20 Group Coaching sessions with Yowani Golf Professional;
  • Yowani Junior Golf Membership;
  • Yowani Scholarship Program Polo Shirt and Cap;
  • Opportunities to gain GA Handicap and to play in Yowani 9 hole competition events
  • Access to Golf Club Mentor as appropriate;
  • Other one off sessions including golf fitness and game management.

Selection of Scholarship holders

Identified players (and parents) will be invited to attend an interview with the Yowani Head professional and the Yowani Junior Manager.  The purpose of the interview will be to ascertain the candidate’s interest and commitment to being involved in the scholarship program. It will also provide the opportunity to outline the program and expectations to the candidates.

Stage 3 – Rising Star Scholarship (Boys & Girls)

Selection Criteria

  • Current Junior member – Under 18;
  • Playing regularly in club and other competitions;
  • Representing Yowani in junior pennants;
  • Has a current GA of 16.0 or less.

Program Structure and Components

  • Period – 12 months April to March;
  • 6 Individual Coaching sessions with Yowani Golf Professional;
  • Yowani Junior Golf Membership;
  • $500 direct grant to offset costs of attending appropriate golf tournaments;
  • Yowani Scholarship Program Polo Shirt and Cap;
  • Access to Golf Club Mentor as appropriate.

Selection of Scholarship holders

Identified players (and parents) will be invited to attend an interview with the Yowani Head professional and the Yowani Junior Manager.  The purpose of the interview will be to ascertain the candidate’s interest and commitment to being involved in the scholarship program. It will also provide the opportunity to outline the program and expectations to the candidates.

2022 Yowani AGF Girls Junior Golf Scholarship squad with their Yowani Women mentors


Mentors Back L to R: Robyn Thompson, Maureen Cahill, Cath Williams and Stephanie Chapman

Scholarship-holders L to R:Poppy-Rose Summerrell, Tessa Colquhoun, Yazmin Black, Amity Horton, Sophie Carey and Alma Walter

Direct Funding to Yowani Junior Golf members

Yowani also provide financial support to Yowani junior players who are selected on ACT teams to attend national championship events. This has not occurred in the past 2 years due to Covid-19 causing the cancellation of national junior events. These events are scheduled to recommence in 2022.