T: 01246 279256
S42 7LA TEL. 01246 279256
Issue Date: May 2010, Revised February 2018
A warm welcome to Chesterfield Golf Club – as the future of the club I would like to extend to you a warm and friendly welcome and wish you an exciting and enjoyable time at our club.
Success and benefits from junior golf can only come with the support of everyone here, the Junior members and their parents, all pulling together to encourage, support and assist in whatever way they can to develop the skills, achievement and enjoyment in playing golf.
Golf is a great game in its own right, but also a wonderful way of developing the life skills of determination, character, resilience, honesty and integrity. We will support you as much as we can in this through our coaching and competitive golf programme.
As a junior member you become an ambassador for our juniors and our Golf Club. We hope you will accept this role with pride, playing an active part in helping boys and girls to take up golf and become members who will enjoy playing and learning the many good things the sport has to offer to us all.
Mike Barker (Junior Organiser)
Chesterfield Golf Club was established in 1897 and is a private members club.
The club has a General Committee, at which the junior section is represented by the Junior Section Lead.
The clubhouse has a lounge with licensed bar area, dining room, snug/junior room, snooker room, changing rooms and Professional’s shop. Food and drinks can be bought from the catering staff, drinks and snacks to eat whilst playing can be bought from the professional’s shop or “Halfway House” next to the 10th tee.
We have male and female locker rooms where you can change, however please do not leave any valuable items, as the club cannot be responsible for lost items.
All the members of the golf club are responsible for ensuring they follow the rules set by the General Committee and for ensuring that any guests they bring to the club also comply so please make sure you have read and understood them – most are available on our website.
To be a Junior Member, you must be under the age of 18 years at the start of the club’s financial year, currently 1st October.
Junior members are :-
Course Cadets are:
The Junior Section is lead by the Junior Organiser who is accountable for the safe and effective delivery of junior golf.
They can’t, however, do it without support from some key people:
Junior Committee – is selected from volunteers and elected by the juniors at the Junior Annual General Meeting.
Junior Captain – The Junior Captain represents the Junior and Cadet membership of the golf club. They will be expected to lead in a number of areas:
Academy Captains - The Academy Captain is a development role giving our emerging cadets the opportunity to experience and develop leadership skills. As such they will be expected to lead in the following areas:
Parents – volunteers supporting their children at coaching sessions, games and matches.
The shop is open to all club members and visitors. Here you can make enquiries, seek advice on rules and etiquette, have repairs completed as well as, buy clothing, equipment, drinks and snacks.
Juniors and their parents/guardians are encouraged to use the clubhouse facilities including:
(Applies to all members)
The practice ground is open to all members and includes a practice green with bunker and a 6-hole Academy course.Playing Golf
Golf is played for the most part, without the supervision of a referee or umpire, relying upon the integrity of the individual to show consideration for other players and to abide by the Rules.
All players should conduct themselves correctly, demonstrating courtesy and sportsmanship at all times, irrespective of how competitive they may be. This is the spirit of the game of golf.
First and foremost we want you to enjoy golf and, if you observe the basic rules of golf etiquette, everyone will have a great round or coaching session. These rules are intended to keep the course in good condition and prevent slow play by players of all standards. Think of it as a sort of golfers’ Highway Code.
Juniors with CONGU handicaps are eligible for all junior competitions on the main course and may,with the permission of the competitions committee, play in senior Monthly Medals
Course Cadets are eligible for all six and nine hole cadet competitions on the main course
Cadets are eligible for all competitions on the Cadet course
A golf handicap allows players of all levels of golfing ability to compete against each other on a fair and equal basis. A handicap system is effectively essential to the popularity and prosperity of the game of Amateur Golf. The System developed and refined by the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) provides a player with a golf handicap that reflects their playing ability relative to that of all other players handicapped by the CONGU® Handicapping System.
We operate a club handicap system for those cadets and juniors who do not have a CONGU handicap. We have calculated a ‘par’ for the cadet course and first nine holes of the main course – each time you achieve a single handicap you will be able to progress from the cadet course to 150 yds, 200 yds, Blue tees and ultimately the Red and Yellow tees on the main course.
Once you have consistently scored under 30 from the Blue tees we will recommend that you try for an official CONGU handicap - submission of six 9 hole rounds or three 18 hole rounds on the main course signed by an adult member will be used to calculate your handicap.
Cards cannot be submitted in winter when playing from Winter tees and on Winter greens;
Once you have obtained a handicap, it must be kept “active” by entering at least three qualifying competitions each year, you will not lose your handicap unless you leave the golf club.
Appreciate that you are valued for the role you play in golf and that you are an ambassador both for the Junior Section and Chesterfield Golf Club on and off the course.
As the parents of our juniors and cadets [or adults responsible for them] you are very important to us, both for the success of the junior section and the future of our golf club.
Please be encouraged to take an active part and to engage with the organisers, other parents, adults and juniors when at the club for either golf or social meetings.
We would welcome your support and assistance with:-
We have joined Golf Passport which provides us with a structured pathway to golfing excellence supported by a website and individual performance log – full details are available in the Junior Section on the club website.
Whilst children and young people are participating in golf activities in our care, Chesterfield Golf Club has a responsibility to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
The Chesterfield Golf Club recognises the policies of the National Governing bodies, as set in out in the “Guidelines for Safeguarding Children in Golf”. The policy and supporting procedures set out a framework to fulfil our commitment to good practice and the protection of children in our care.
The Chesterfield Golf Club aims to:
If a player, parent/carer, member of staff or volunteer has a concern about the welfare of a child, or the conduct of another child/young person or an adult (whether they are a parent, coach, member, or otherwise), these concerns should be brought to the attention of the Club Welfare Officer forthwith. The person reporting the concern is not required to decide whether abuse has occurred, but simply has a duty to pass information to the Welfare Officer. Please refer to Flowcharts 1 & 2 for further details (see below).
All concerns will be treated in confidence. Details should only be shared with those who can help with the management of the concern.
We believe that every effort must be made to eradicate bullying in all its forms.
Bullying can be difficult to define and can take many forms which can be categorised as;
All forms of bullying include;
Bullying behaviour may also include;
The Club and its Staff, Volunteers & Coaches will not tolerate bullying in any of its forms during club matches, competitions, coaching or at any other time while at the club.
We are intent that we will:
Parental Consent Forms (appendix 7) will be obtained and retained by the Chesterfield Golf Club for all children who are participating in events or activities, or attending coaching organised by the club. These forms will be treated in confidence and only shared with those who require the information they contain to perform their role effectively.
In the event of a child requiring medical attention:
Where a parent is late in collecting their child the following procedure will apply:
Staff, Volunteers & PGA Pros should try to avoid:
Club Welfare Officer – Liz Cromwell
8 Somersall Lane
Mob: 07429 306668
England Golf Compliance Office
National Golf Centre
Club Secretary – Trevor Glover
Chesterfield Golf Club
Mob: 01246 279256
Email: [email protected] club.co.uk
Local Children’s Social Care
(including out of office
NB. In an emergency, the Samaritans will hold the Duty Officer’s contact number
Derbyshire County Council County Hall Matlock DE4 3AG
After 5pm or at the weekends please contact The Emergency Social Work Duty Team on 01629 532600
08457 90 90 90
Local Police child
In an emergency contact 999
24 hour Helpline
0808 800 5000
42 Curtain Road
Tel: 0808 800 5000
London N1 0BR
Tel: 0800 1111
74 Duke Street
Tel: 028 90 327773
NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit
3 Gilmour Close
Tel: 0116 234 7278
Junior Handbook Rev 7 - March 2018.pdf
JUNIOR SECTION H&S .pdf
Full Safeguarding Policy 2018
Short Safeguarding Policy 2018
Junior Member Application Form