Compiled by: Andy Newlyn, Member at CGC since 2005 and Junior Organiser since 2006.
The Junior Section at CGC is for boys and girls up to the age of 18 years and our coaching is organised by the Club's PGA appointed staff. The focal point for the Juniors is at the Club's Driving Range whereas the Junior lockers and a small changing room are available in the Club House. Juniors are encouraged to play in organised competitions on the course from a variety of tees, blue to white, according to their ability. At the end of the year the Trophies and vouchers are awarded and these are recorded on Honour’s Boards at the Driving Range.
The various Trophies have been donated to the Junior Section over many years, from either past Club Captains, members or in one case a school's Golf Society. These are awarded from the Junior Club Champion to the 'Blue Tee' Wooden Spoon winner. The Junior section have twelve Medal competitions during the year where the winners play for the Trophies and Cups. In addition, the juniors have fifteen Stableford competitions where the competitors are encouraged to play off their appointed tees and monetary vouchers are awarded to the winners.
Juniors who have handicaps below 15 are encouraged to become Special Juniors and are then permitted to play in the main Club Competitions. Past Juniors have achieved a standard which allowed them to play in National Competition finals and some members have represented the County in age level matches. One of our Juniors holds the club Course record and one of our current Juniors, whose father was also a Junior at Canterbury Golf Club, was recently the South East England Schools Champion.
18 Hole Medal
This Cup was first played for in 1972 and was donated by William 'Bill' Cryer. Bill was Club Captain in 1974 and Managing Director of Marlow Motors in Canterbury in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The Cup was won by Adam Davis, Bill's great grandson in 2012.
The Junior Club Championship is played as an 18 hole Medal over two rounds in one day.
The Cup was presented by Anthony Pearce, a local Jeweller still in St Peters Street in Canterbury and a CGC member at the time.
18 Hole Medal
The CGC Junior Open was first played for in 1989 and won by S. Blake, a Canterbury Junior and B Barham of Ashford Golf Club. The Open was always a successful event but due to lesser numbers entering it was curtailed 2011. The event included the presentation of a special Cup for the best Handicap player.
18 Hole Medal
This Cup was presented to the Club in 1973
18 hole medal
Joe Evans donated the Cup to the Junior Section and the Cup was first played for in 1972. Joe is still a member of the club today (2013).