Beginners can take part in the Scottish Junior Flag Championship. This event provides young golfers with fantastic playing oportunities in the early stages of their development. Staged in partnership with Scottish Golf, the Paul Lawrie Foundation and the Stephen Gallagher Foundation. The club winners enter a series of regional events open to beginner level juniors, aged 12 years and under with no handicap. The aim of the flag competition is to introduce young players to competitive golf in a fun and relaxed environment. Check out the video from the Scottish Golf National Final at Gleneagles in 2021 where you will see some glimpses of the Airdrie qualifiers.
The next stage for juniors is the Golf Sixes League. The Golf Sixes League is a fun, team-based competition, designed to give young golfers an early experience of playing for their club and giving them the buzz to want to play more.
The event gives our junior members the chance to compete against other local clubs in regional leagues through a shortened format and simple scoring system. With merchandise provided to all players, it is a really exciting competition to take part in.
The Leagues encourage young golfers to play more competitive golf, obtain a handicap and make progress onto the club’s junior team. The Airdrie Golf Sixes team won the Lanarkshire League in 2021 and 2022
The Club arranges the Scottish Golf’s Junior Skills Challenge which is an exciting event open to junior golfers across the country. Designed to develop the key skills of putting, chipping and driving,
The competition is split into the following four age categories with a Boys’ and Girls’ section in each:
Participants aged 6 and under
Participants aged 7 – 9
Participants aged 10 – 12
Participants aged 13 - 15
The Junior Skills Challenge provides players with the chance to win a place at the National Finals during the AIG Women’s Open. For more details of the Junior Skills Challenge see the video below.
Airdrie Golf Club is a registered provider of Girls Golf Hubs. Girls Golf hubs are a six hour coaching programme to introduce young girls to golf.
Once Juniors have achieved a handicap they can take part in Junior medals which take place on a Thursday during the School holidays and every Sunday outwith the school holidays.
The medals are graded by handicap and juniors progress from Blue tees to red, yellow and white tees as their handicap reduces.
The biggest day in the Junior Calendar is the Junior Championship.
The main event is the Junior Championship which is a scratch competition from the white tees.
Other events also take place on this day including the Girls Championship, a Red Tee competition and a nine hole Academy Course competition .