Junior Members Area
Below you will find information on being a Junior Member
By becoming a member of Bathgate Golf Club, you are joining a club with a long and rich history. The Club started in 1892 and has produced two Ryder Cup captains and three Ryder Cup players as well as national and international champions.
Golf is a sport which can last a lifetime and teaches vital life skills such as Fair play, Respect for others, Teamwork and Persistence.
Our Aim at Bathgate is to provide a safe environment for juniors to Have fun, improve Health and Skills and make new Friends.
Junior members can join the club as Academy Members from age 9 – further details can be found in the membership area.
Learn the basics and improve your skill with lessons from Stuart. Practise on the range, chipping area (beside 1st Tee) and putting green (at front of clubhouse). Play the game with friends and family. Enter competitions.
Two lounges and a back bar. The Back Bar is the most popular with the youngsters as it has Sky TV and a pool table. Locker room with a dedicated section for juniors. Toilets and showers. Junior noticeboard. Junior news is also published on Facebook – Bathgate GC Juniors. New members are issued with a Gold Card, which can be used to pay for food and drinks. The Club Professional shop offers competitively priced equipment suitable for juniors, golf clothing and footwear, club repairs, lessons and coaching courses. Tee bookings can be made via the internet or by phoning the Pro shop.
There are over 20 competitions for juniors during the season. Most are run during school holidays. See diary in membership booklet and on club website for details.
6 Hole and 12 Hole Medals: A graduated introduction to competitive golf for new juniors is provided by supervised play round first 6 then 12 holes before moving on to play the full 18 hole medals.
Entry to competitions is simple; turn up on time and you get to play. 6 Hole Medals start at 9am sharp. Play 3 rounds at any level (6, 12 or 18 holes) and you will be allocated a handicap. Entry fees to Open competitions will be refunded on production of a scorecard.
Get advice from Pro shop on suitable clubs for juniors. Golf shoes must be worn on the course. Under 13’s can play in trainers but please have a spare pair so you don’t come into the clubhouse with muddy feet. Common-sense wet weather clothing is recommended.
Dresscode rules are prominently displayed around the clubhouse. Rules specific to juniors are at the back of the Member’s Handbook. Rules of Golf are in the R&A rulebook. You can learn them as you go along and a good way is to learn from others. Apply the rules.
Honour the game of Golf: Show Respect for Opponents, Officials, Team-mates and Self. And for the golf course.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY
All adults involved with juniors at Bathgate GC have undergone Disclosure. Any form of bullying will be dealt with severely. Racist or sexist remarks will not be tolerated.