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Junior Academy

We are committed to junior coaching and proud to be getting children into golf. Our PGA professional James Harraway heads up junior coaching and will work with individuals and groups to ensure they get the most out of their sessions.

Junior Organiser

“Hi, I’m James Harraway, the Junior Organiser and one of the PGA Professionals at Cirencester Golf Club. My love for golf started from an early age, when I was introduced to the game by my father, who was also a PGA Professional. I have great memories of being a junior at my own club. So, I am thrilled to be able coach here at Cirencester and am passionate about getting juniors into golf. For me, it is all about learning whilst having fun, so my sessions are informal and enjoyable but also challenging to ensure there’s continuous improvement and that they want to come back.”


We run our weekly Saturday group sessions, Cirencester Cobras, for 4-16 year old members and non-members. They are an informal and fun introduction to golf, with prizes and a mixture of instruction and games. We group the children together in terms of age and ability to ensure they get the most out of each session.

We charge just £7 per session and provide all the equipment too.

If you are after some more focused coaching, I am also available for one-to-one sessions starting from just £15 per lesson for juniors. We can provide video analysis with parental consent. Trackman Dual Radar Technology is available also.

Saturday morning sessions

The three separate Saturday morning sessions are distinguished by age/ability as stated below.

  • Club

    Saturday mornings between 9.00am & 10.00am

    Junior Golfers aged between 12 & 16 years old (or those with previous experience)

    This group is aimed at those who are ‘pre-course’ ready, with a view to them eventually playing 18 holes, gaining a full club handicap, and playing in Junior & Full Club competitions.

    All the benefits of adult membership in terms of golf, club house facilities and discounts.

    Plus, you will be eligible for all weekly club competitions, both adult and junior (including our junior day competitions).

    As one of our full junior members, you will also be provided with a WHS handicap.

  • Access

    Saturday mornings between 10.00am & 11.00am

    Junior Golfers aged between 8 & 12 years old

    This group is aimed at those who are in the age bracket above, or who have progressed from the Academy sessions. Those attending this group will be working towards playing in the Golf Access events on the course during the summer months.

    Available to any junior who has attended the Cobras Academy or been assessed by one of our PGA Professionals as to course competency.

    They will receive a member’s discount card for use in the clubhouse, bag-tag, members rates on range balls, a FREE 10 token digicard for use on the driving range, a club crested hoodie and will be eligible to play in Golf Access events.

  • Academy

    Saturday mornings between 11.00am & 12.00pm

    Junior Golfers aged between 6 & 10 years old (or those with no previous experience)

    This group is aimed at the youngest of participants with very little of no golfing experience. This group works through the Golf Foundation’s Junior Golf Passport, with a target of progressing up to the Access Group.

    This is available to all juniors who attend the Cobras Academy sessions with our PGA Professional and will receive a member’s discount card for use in the clubhouse, bag-tag, members rates on range balls, a FREE 10 token digicard, and a club crested hoodie.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me on 01285 652465 / 07772 667976 or at [email protected].

Club Welfare Officer

Emma Brereton
Tel No: 07899848717
E-Mail: [email protected]