Darlington Junior Golf Classes

About the ACED Junior Academy at Blackwell Grange

The ACED Junior Academy at Blackwell Grange Golf Club is run by PGA Professional Aaron Cox. My vision is to be a leading Junior Academy in the Durham Region for juniors of all ages and abilities between 5–13 years.

We have a great facility with a floodlit undercover driving range perfect for working on the long game, a state-of-the-art short game facility with 2 different bunkers to practice the up and downs. The club also has a state-of-the-art Swing Studio with Trackman 4 launch monitor to give each player numbers on their swing and ball flights, club paths and ball direction information.

The Junior Academy gives kids the opportunity to learn golf in a fun environment. The club is wanting juniors to enjoy their time at the club. The Blackwell Grange Junior Academy has gown from 6 to 80 over the past 4 years, with Junior membership rising from 2 to 86 in the same time. Building a successful junior section is important for the next generation of members of Blackwell Grange Golf Club.

Junior Academy Development Programme

The ACED Junior Academy delivers fun and exciting golf tuition to kids aged between 5-13.

The 7-level junior development book is provided to teach kids about skills, fitness, behaviour and working with professional and structured golf tuition to increase the knowledge of all facets of the game.  Introducing fitness, wellbeing into their lives will increase effort and participation.  Learning the fundamentals and moving onto playing the game will be the backbone of what the ACED Academy at Blackwell Grange Golf Club want to achieve.  Giving the opportunity to juniors to join the club and be a part of a golf club as academy members, playing on the junior academy course. The kids then have the opportunity as they grow in confidence and ability to move to Full Junior membership playing on the 18 hole Championship golf course.

Teaching the young kids in a fun and safe environment is number one, with the kids learning the fundamentals of the game – Grip, Aim, Stance, Posture, Triangle, Takeaway and Rotation with learning shots like chipping, putting, irons and driving. The kids will learn all the skills to play on the academy course and then onto the main course.

The older juniors from 12 years onwards learning more about technique aspects – from takeaway, upswing, downswing and follow through and swing techniques that are more elite.  Being able to create different ball flights and create shots in their mind in practice to create the same shots on the course.

The Junior Academy 6 Hole Golf Course was opened in September 2019. A new kids course, giving juniors the chance to play their very own course and be a member of the club as an Academy Member. The Junior academy course creates a pathway teaching the juniors about order of play, etiquette, rules and getting them ready for the main golf course.  The Junior Academy Course currently hosts a full season of 2 Round Tournaments including The Player’s Tournament, Tour Championship, The Open Championship for the Claret Jug, Darlington BM Championship, The Masters for the coveted Green Jacket and finishing the year with the Blackwell Play-offs to crown the Order of Merit Winner. The top 24 juniors on the Order of Merit qualify for the following year’s Ryder Cup. These tournaments are designed for kids aged 6-13 who are not old enough, aren’t able to hit the ball far enough on the main course.

The Junior Academy course is perfect for the kids to grow and get confident playing golf before moving to the Main championship course. If your kids would like to learn golf in a structured professional and FUN program – then the ACED Academy at Blackwell Grange Golf Club is for you, please contact Head Coach Aaron Cox and fill our contact form or give me a ring.

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Weekly class times:​

Tuesday: 5:00 pm & 6:00pm

Wednesday: 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Thursday: 5:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am, 10:00 am (Elite Class) & 11:00 am (Girls Class)

Cost is £32 per 4 Week Block

Development Book – £15 (book will last 2–3 years)

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