Junior Captain – Sophie Burley
I was delighted when I found out I was chosen to be Junior Captain 2020 for Market Harborough Golf Club, this will be an exciting opportunity that’ll always be remembered.
I have always been surrounded by golf as both my parents play. I have always known how to hit a golf ball, even with plastic clubs! My favorite club was a 7 iron and still is 12 years later!! I have always had a competitive spirit as I have played football from the age of 4, for boys and girls. I have played in flag 50 golf events, organized by Leicestershire County girls. including some at Market Harborough Golf Club in 2010. Market Harborough Golf Club was the first golf club I have joined and have been since since April 2015 with a starting handicap of 36. I was stuck on 36 for a long time but being cut in September 2018 to 35 was the beginning. weeks later I was cut further to 33. Once the season began again I went from 32 to 25 in 4 months. When I am off school I love to play golf in the ladies and mixed competitions alongside junior competitions.
I currently go to school at Montsaye Academy in Rothwell. I take part in as many things the school has to offer as I can. With regard to football, I have played at grass roots level and also academy’s such as, Northampton Town, Leicester City and Coventry City Ladies.
I am thrilled for next year when I will be junior captain as I will be supporting and partaking in the junior league matches, representing the club and the county.
Welcome to Junior Golf
Market Harborough Golf Club has a flourishing Junior Section of over 70 members run by our Junior Golf Organiser Jane Burley in conjunction with our Professional Kegan Jamieson and a number of volunteers. We aim to offer the chance to have fun, learn and play golf in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Boys and girls participate on an equal basis and are offered experienced coaching and competitive opportunities. Our juniors have the opportunity to use our clubhouse, practice facilities, Simulator, 5 Hole Academy Course and the main golf course (subject to ability and handicap) as well as the chance to play on our 9 Reciprocal courses, Junior and Senior competitions and inter club matches.
Junior can also apply for a Members Bar Card which can be used to purchase soft drinks, food from the Bar and goods from the Pro Shop. We find this gives Parents/Cares the peace of mind that their children do not have to carry cash when they are at the Club.
For membership enquiries ring Kegan Jamieson on 01858 463684 or email at Proshop@MHGolf.co.uk
For all other enquiries contact Jane Burley on 07885311641
Coaching and Learning to Play
Our PGA Professional Kegan Jamieson runs the Market Harborough Junior Academy. He offers group and individual coaching sessions throughout the year. Group coaching sessions for beginners and more experienced players take place on:
Saturdays: 9 – 10am, 10 -11am. 11-12am and 2- 3pm at £5/hour. There are a maximum of 15 juniors in each group with two coaches.
Call Kegan on 01858 463684 Option 4 or email at Proshop@MHGolf.co.uk
Come and Join Us
We welcome applications from all junior boys and girls (up to 18 years old) whether they are new to the game, beginners, or more experienced players.
The membership fee for a year is £45
What a great way to spend evenings, weekends and school holidays in a safe and friendly environment. If you are interested in becoming a member contact us for further information.
We also welcome you, the parents. We want you to be involved and you are welcome to use our clubhouse facilities either as you wait during your son/daughters coaching or for a meal and a drink!