The Professional team at Bigbury is amongst the strongest in the West Region. Director of Golf Nigel Blenkarne is a Master Professional. He was English Golf Union Regional Coach for 8 years and has worked with hundreds of the best young players including England Internationals and European Tour players.
Tracy Loveys is a PGA ‘AA class’ Professional and is the top female Club Professional in the UK having won the Glenmuir National title for 3 years running. She has a passion for nurturing all junior golfers and has a superb coaching approach.
We operate YMG (Young Masters Golf) the most comprehensive and structured educational junior coaching programme in golf. All the information including etiquette, rules, technique and golf knowledge that a young golfer needs to get started properly are covered in a fun and easy to understand way. Junior coaching takes place every Saturday morning in various different groups.
There is a strong family ethos at Bigbury and we encourage non golfing parents to bring their children to the Club. The organisation of the junior section is handled jointly by a number of parents and our Club Pro, Tracy.
Ivybridge Community College has an Academy based at Bigbury and they use our course for their training sessions and matches. Several scratch golfers have come through this system and a fine standard of golf is often on view. We also have links with many other local Primary and Secondary Schools in the area.
Golf is wonderful game for life and the earlier you start the better. We had a 5 year old who hit the ball consistently straight and well over a 100 yards. It teaches discipline, self control, etiquette and sportsmanship, playing with people of different ages and abilities, coping with dissappointments and builds confidence and self esteem in young people.
The juniors have many of their own competitions and matches but are also encouraged to play in all the main Club competitions once they reach a 28 handicap standard for boys and 36 for girls.
Every level of Junior golfer will receive the warmest welcome at Bigbury. We take welfare, health & safety seriously, all coaches and many parents and helpers hold current DBS (was CRB) certificates.