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Why Play Golf?

As players like Tiger Woods, Lee Westwood and Graham McDowell have proved, golf is exciting to play, challenging and healthy and a great way to make new friends.

 
















Like no other sport, it spans the generations and can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Golf is different...

Golf is so different from other sports because:

    • There is so much variety within the game and no two rounds are the same - ever!
    • You can play the game individually, with others or as part of a team.
    • The golf handicap system means everyone can play as an equal.
    • Golf is great fun for girls and boys alike. It can be played equally as well by both.
    • It spans the generations - players can range from 4 years old to 70+
    • It is a great family game.
    • Every golf course is different and so there is always a new challenge in the next town!
    • It demands and promotes high standards of sportsmanship.
    • It allows you to make friends with other golfers wherever you play.


Golf is fun...
Golf is great fun too because:

    • It is a continual challenge.
    • It involves many skills and you need to combine power with finesse and accuracy.
    • It is great for meeting and making friends.
    • It provides opportunities to win prizes and competitions as your game improves.
    • You can play other courses and pit your skills against another challenge.
    • You can play in teams and with other players.
    • You can play on the same courses at the top players.

And golf is such fun because anyone can be a good golfer with the right guidance.

Golf offers range, variety
and thrills...
No other sport can offer such range and variety as golf and it can be the most thrilling game in the world - just watch Tiger Woods or Sergio Garcia in action!

And some people still think golf is an old man's game - shame on them!

So what are you waiting for? Get in to golf!!

 

MKids Pro

MKids® Pro features progressive length, shaft flex, head size/weight, grip thickness, and loft. This combination makes MKids® Pro great for the improving player who has more strength and control over their game.
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The highest specification club in junior golf

Grafalloy ProLaunch shafts, Lamkin grips, perfectly sized and lofted woods and stainless steel ‘SGX’ - Spin Groove System Irons blend together to create the ultimate junior golf club.
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MKids® worked closely with Grafalloy - World leaders in golf shaft technology - to create the ultimate junior shaft. With 'launch monitor tuned technology' the shafts promote a high launch angle, giving shots optimum distance, with low torque bringing great consistency to all young golfers.

Designed specifically for players from 55"/130cm to 67"/170cm in height, with progressive length, shaft flex and grip thickness, makes MKids® Pro the perfect choice in terms of playability, control and ultimately confidence.
Tour quality grip, created specifically for MKids® in a range of sizes that grow in thickness with the length of the clubs, allowing kids to develop the perfect golf grip, as they promote a light pressure grip while providing incredible stability.

MKids® Pro features a Driver of 360cc and Irons that are 95% of the size of adult clubs. The Iron head design with perimeter weighting and 2° less loft than MKids® Lite Irons combine to bring all golfers optimum distance and ball flight.

View the MKids pro range here:

 

MKids Lite

YMG highly recommends MKids® Lite as it is designed specifically for the younger player in mind. Progressive lengths, shaft flex, grip thickness headsize, weight and loft unite to make MKids® Lite the perfect choice for playability, forgiveness, and ultimately confidence.

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MKids® Lite is designed specifically for players from 43"/110cm to 55"/140cm in height. Considerable care has been taken to design the clubs with the younger player in mind. Progressive length, shaft flex, grip thickness, head size, weight, and loft unite to make MKids® Lite the perfect choice in terms of playability, forgiveness, and ultimately confidence.
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1. Quality Lamkin® Grips
Tour quality grip, created specifically for MKids® in a range of sizes that grow in thickness with the length of the clubs, allowing kids to develop the perfect golf grip as they promote a light pressure grip while providing incredible stability.
2. MKids® Launch Control Shaft
Designed to create a high launch angle and trajectory. Perfect for younger kids, allowing great flight and distance and giving greater consistency.
3. Progressive Weight, Size & Loft
MKids® Lite Irons are 90% of the size of adult clubs, and the head design with perimeter weighting and generous lofts all combine to make the perfectly flighted shot achievable by all young golfers. The Driver, Fairway and Hybrid have head sizes scaled with the length of the clubs creating optimum playability.
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View the full Mkids Lite range here:

 

 

Introduction to the Short Golf.


ShortGolf is the fun first-touch coaching and playing system with each element designed to emulate the real game of golf while making it easier and more fun.

ShortGolf has spread rapidly across the European market and is now proving a massive hit around the world through the R&A's international development programme.

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Colourful over size clubs, soft balls and the innovative "sticky" targets combine with built in teaching and learning cues to accelerate skill development.

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ShortGolf is safe and fun with limited space requirement and with the t-mat! you can play on any surface. ShortGolf has a very strong link to the real game with the advantages of early success but with enduring appeal and is an ideal feeder in to YMG.

 

How to get started

It's easy-peasy to get into golf!

Getting started in golf really is easy-peasy with Young Masters Golf.

DOWNLOAD: Pick up a leaflet from your local YMG Junior Golf Academy, or download* it here >>

Find a YMG Junior Academy near you...
All you have to do is find a YMG Academy club near you, and with hundreds of clubs and ranges all over the UK and Ireland already running the YMG Junior Golf Programme - and more joining all the time - it shouldn't be too difficult to find one close to where you live.

To find your nearest YMG Junior Academy now, simply visit our 'Find a YMG Club' page and search by the region or county you live in.

Joining in...
Once you've found one near you, simply contact the PGA Professional at the club (contact numbers are provided) and find out when they are starting their next YMG first level course, known as Cadets level. He or she will let you know when the next course begins and also give you some more information about what you can expect from a YMG course and how much it will cost. Then you can look forward to starting your great new golfing adventure.

And remember, you don't have to worry about golf equipment to start with, as most YMG Professionals will be able to help in getting you started with the equipment you'll need.

Where to join
You'll find a full list of participating clubs on the 'Find a Club' page.

In the unlikely event of there not being a YMG Academy close to your home at the moment, check back with us very soon because new clubs are joining the YMG Junior Golf programme all the time and the one right on your doorstep could be next to offer youngsters the very best possible start in golf.

Told you it was easy!

But who plays golf? If you're still not sure who plays golf click here>>

*Leaflet download requires Adobe© Reader

If you do not already have Adobe© Reader, you can download it for free by clicking above

 

Who Plays Golf?

Everyone can play golf!


One of the most special aspects of golf is that it can be played by people of all ages and abilities - girls and boys, and men and women alike.

Golf spans all generations and can become a game for life. After all, what other sport can you name where a 7-year old and 70-year old can play together and both be competitive?

Myths about golf...

Some people think that it costs alot of money to play golf, mainly because they see the exclusive clubs hosting major tournaments and think all clubs are like that. Similarly, as with lots of sports, there is the opportunity to spend shed loads of money on top of the range equipment even before you know if you like the sport.

But it doesn't have to be like that. There are lots of ways to develop your golfing interest without breaking the bank!

Some golf clubs for instance, will allow you to play as a junior for a whole year for as little as £25, while you can get enough golf equipment to enjoy playing on a course for under £100.

Golf is cooooool!

Golf is now officially mega 'COOL'. Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie have shown the world golf is brill and it is also enjoyed by some of the planet's top celebs, including Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Michael Owen, David Beckham, Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Jordan, Sir Steve Redgrave, Matt Dawson, Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly and many others.

Help and assistance...

The thing to remember is that if you start playing with the YMG Junior Golf Programme through your local PGA Professional you will be guaranteed all the help and assistance you need.

So don't worry. Golf is for you and the YMG Junior Golf Programme is the best place to start.

But if you're still not sure why you should play golf click here>>

 

International Development

YMG junior golf programmes are now delivered both throughout the United Kingdom and across the world. For more information on where YMG is delivered go to find a club and select a country.


 

Have you seen the YMG Facebook page?

We have a Facebook page, which is a great way for Juniors, parents, Golf Professionals, family and friends to share their experiences of YMG.



 

Find a club

Come on Kids - get into golf!

The exciting Young Masters Golf (YMG) Junior Golf Programme is the best way for youngsters like you to get into the great game of golf.

Golf is for boys and girls...
Developed by a team of highly experienced PGA Professional golfers, it is the ultimate solution for boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 14 years old who want to start playing golf or, if you already play, to get better.

The YMG Junior Golf Programme gives you the perfect introduction to golf by showing you everything you need to know to enjoy this brilliant game for the rest of your life.

Fun, fresh air and friends...
So whether you want to be like Tiger Woods and become the best golfer in the universe, or you simply want to play a fantastic sport where you get loads of fresh air, have some brilliant fun and make lots of new friends, then YMG and golf is for you.

Check out http://www.ymg-golf.com/index.php?option=com_findaclub&view=findaclub&Itemid=20 

 

Shortgolf on YouTube

"Short-golf" is the new and unique "first touch" golf system that is the fun and easy way to teach, learn and play the great game of golf.
Watch the overview and product videos below and contact YMG for more information.



SHORTGOLF OVERVIEW AND SHOTS
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SHORTGOLF EQUIPMENT INTRODUCTION
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SHORTGOLF HITTA!

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SHORTGOLF PUTTA!
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SHORTGOLF T-MAT! AND TEEZ!
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SHORTGOLF BALL! AND BALLZ NET!
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SHORTGOLF STIKKA!
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SHORTGOLF KATCHA!
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SHORTGOLF GOTCHA!
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SHORTGOLF MINI-STIKKA!
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SHORTGOLF GRABBA!
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SHORTGOLF WHEELA!
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YMG at York Golf Range

Now in there 13th year of the Young Masters Golf Programme and with over 750 juniors being involved so far in our programme.
Its a great time to learn at York Golf Range with new cadets classes starting on Tuesday 31st January 2017 between 18:00 to 19:00. 
Why not call the pro shop on 01904 499275 to book a place on this popular course


Stars of the future start their golf with YMG….

 

YMG develops stars of the future….

YMG congratulates Max Orrin on gaining his European Tour Card at the recent Q School Finals at PGA Catalunya.

He will join other YMG graduates Matt Fitzpatrick and Jordan Smith on Tour in 2017, we wish them all success.

Max started golf as a YMG Cadet and had his first tournament experience in the YMG Junior Masters.

Stars of the future start their golf with YMG….

 

YMG develops stars of the future….

YMG and MKids congratulate Matt Fitzpatrick on winning the 2016 DP World Championship in Dubai a win that moved him up to sixth in the Race to Dubai, following on from his victory in the Nordea Masters.

Matt is a graduate of YMG, starting his golf as a YMG Cadet in March 2005 at the Peter Cowen Golf Academy.

Stars of the future start their golf with YMG….

 

YMG develops stars of the future….

All at YMG and MKids congratulate Jordan Smith on winning the 2016 European Challenge Tour ‘Road to Oman’ title.

Jordan will now join other YMG graduates Matt Fitzpatrick and Max Orrin on the European Tour next season, and we wish him every success.

Jordan started his golf on a YMG Cadets Course at Bowood Golf and Country Club

Stars of the future start their golf with YMG….

 

YMG develops stars of the future….

The recent Daily Telegraph Junior Championship Finals held at Quinta Do Lago in Portugal saw two YMG graduates emerge as champions.
Harry Goddard who won the boys championship started his golf as a YMG cadet at Nazing golf club in 2005, whilst girls champion Hannah Screen started as a YMG Cadet at Berkhamstead golf club in 2007.
Both Harry and Hannah had their first tournament experience in the YMG Junior Masters,and all of us at YMG congratulate them on their recent success.

Stars of the future start their golf with YMG....

 

YMG Graduate Stars in the Open!

 

YMG GRADUATE STARS IN THE OPEN

 

All at YMG congratulate  Matthew Fitzpatrick, winner of the Silver Medal for the leading amateur golfer in the 2013 Open Championship, who is a graduate of the YMG Junior Development Programme.
Matthew started his career as a  YMG Cadet in March 2005 at the Peter Cowen Golf Academy in Rotherham and completed all YMG levels by the end of 2006.
Nick Huby, Head of Junior Coaching at PCGA says “Matthew showed great promise from the start and his natural talent allied to a great work ethic has seen him develop into an outstanding young golfer”
Matthew's success sees him join fellow YMG graduate Max Orrin in the top 10 of the World Amateur Golf rankings.
If you are an aspiring Matthew Fitzpatrick check out the information on the site and where you can get coaching at a YMG licensed centre. If you are a golf professional interested in coaching the YMG programme register your interest in the Pro2Pro section of the site www.ymg-golf.com

 

 


 



 

YMG Launches in China!


YMG LAUNCHES IN CHINA

 

YMG, Young Masters Golf has recently signed a 10 year License Agreement which will see its YMG and ShortGolf Junior Golf Development Programmes run throughout China.

Established for 10 years in the UK, YMG is now available in 15 countries worldwide, and founder director Chris Smith says ‘without doubt China offers us our biggest potential market. Golf is growing rapidly, and the new golfing public have a great desire to learn the game correctly, so our structured coaching and education programmes really fit the bill.’

The headquarters of YMG in China is the Riverside Club in the city of Hangzhou, where the official launch recently took place.

Jovick Lee, a British PGA member, CEO of YMG China says ‘we are very excited by the response we have received, with Mission Hills, the worlds biggest golf club, and the Academy of Liang Wen Chong, China’s best golfer, already committing to the programmes.’

For more information on what YMG and ShortGolf can offer you contact Chris Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.ymg-golf.com

Photo – Chris Smith and Mr Ni, chairman of Riverside Club and YMG China at official launch in HangZhou, China.



 

New YMG Junior Masters Champions Crowned

YMG Junior Masters Overall Champions 2012



Perfect autumn sunshine greeted competitors in the tenth YMG Junior Masters to the magnificent Hellidon Lakes Golf Resort on Sunday 21st October. Young golfers aged 6 to 14 years travelled from throughout the UK to compete, in the hope of emulating former champions who include Walker Cup hero Rhys Pugh and Curtis Cup stars Lisa and Leona Maguire.

The course presented a tough challenge following recent heavy rain, but competition was fierce in all seven age groups. YMG were pleased to welcome many competitors to the event for the first time. However, when it came to the winners it proved once again that there is no substitute for experience.

The Overall Boys Champion, 11 year old Jake Craddock, from Belton Park Golf Club was playing in the event for the fifth year, and used all his experience in a magnificent display of golf, winning by some distance from Zain Saeed from Northcliffe GC.

Thirteen year old Megan Dennis from Woburn was competing for the eighth consecutive year and despite suffering a back injury just days before the event, deservedly became Overall Girls Champion, just edging out Jade Guest of Gog Magog GC.

The Overall 2011 Champions, Age Group Winners and Runners Up can be viewed in the Results Section

If you want to view/donload photos of the event, please  follow this link to the Photos section.

Keep checking the YMG Website for details of next years event - next year it could be YOUR turn to be crowned!


 

YMG Champion wins Faldo Series


Faldo Series Champion 2012

YMG would like to congratulate Jack Singh-Brar on his recent success in the Faldo Series, being crowned Series Champion 2012 at the Lough Earne Resort in Northern Ireland.

Jack started his golf as a YMG Cadet in 2003 and honed his tournament skills in the YMG Junior Masters, becoming Overall Champion in both 2008 and 2009.

YMG Director of Golf Chris Smith says "Jack is a huge talent and has already followed fellow YMG graduate Rhys Pugh to International honours, I am sure he has a great future in golf".

You can see the full story on Jack's winning Faldo Series performance by clicking here.

If you are a budding champion, remember to enter the 2012 YMG Junior Masters - but hurry as entries close on October 5th!

YMG Junior Masters Overall Champion 2009


 

 

YMG Partners with ShortGolf!


YMG is delighted to announce a formal partnership with ShortGolf, the fantasic new first-touch golf equipment range.

To learn more and to view the superb ShortGolf product videos click on this link to go to the ShortGolf section of this website.

 

YMG Champ Stars in Walker Cup

Rhys PughRhys Pugh, a former two time winner of the YMG Junior Masters, played a starring role in Great Britain & Ireland’s historic victory over the USA in the Walker Cup at Royal Aberdeen G.C.

The youngest player in the event, Rhys won all three of his matches, showing skill and maturity beyond his years in the very testing conditions.

Rhys, 17, started his golf with YMG at Vale of Glamorgan at the age of 9 completing the 32-week programme, and achieving Gold Level, before his two victories in the Junior Masters.

YMG wish Rhys success in the next stage of his golf career, which begins later this month when he starts university in the USA on a golf scholarship.

Young golfers hoping to follow in Rhys’ footsteps can do so by entering this years YMG Junior Masters at Hellidon Lakes, Northamptonshire, on 23rd October.



 

 

Former students attract attention

Young Masters Golf (YMG) officials watched with interest as England under-16s’ match with Scotland at Dinsdale Spa GC was abandoned owing to bad weather on Sunday – for one of the home team was a graduate of the scheme.
Hallamshire GC’s Matthew Fitzpatrick, left, who graduated from the scheme at Pete Cowan’s Golf Academy in August 2006 after having started at the cadet stage 17 months earlier, was involved in one of the few games played to a finish in the match – he secured a half playing with captain Toby Tree.
And team-mate Max Orrin, from North Foreland GC, in Kent, who is also a former member of the scheme and has won in the programme’s tournament series, also finished his match. But, playing with Jamie Clare, he lost 4&3.
Chris Smith PGA, founding director of YMG in the UK, said: “Congratulations to them both. It is very rewarding when we see former YMG students progressing to this level of competition – and very exciting for us. It’s just a shame the match fell victim to the weather.
“But while we are naturally delighted to see the progress made by people like Matthew and Max, it’s just as important for us to see hundreds of other youngsters achieve a standard of play which means they will continue to play and enjoy golf for the rest of their life.
“While producing international golfers is a great fillip for YMG it is not our raison d’etre, which is to enable youngsters between the ages of six and 14-years-old to start playing golf or, if they already play, to improve. And that will always be our function.”
YMG has developed a prolific reputation as the best junior golf training course around. To date, the training scheme has been responsible for the progression of more than 60,000 young golfers and it continues to grow in popularity.

 

YMG graduate to play in 'Ryder Cup'

Leona, left, and Lisa, pictured in 2008

Former Young Masters Golf student Leona Maguire has been named on the Junior European Ryder Cup team to play the Americans this autumn — but there was no place for twin sister Lisa, also a graduate of the scheme.

The Irish twins played in the event two years ago in Kentucky when the USA won a one-sided encounter 12-2.

Leona, 15, was a wild card pick for this year’s team which is made up of both boys and girls.

Both girls, from Slieve Russell in Co Cavan, did feature, however, in the Curtis Cup team which lost 12½-7½ to the USA in Massachusetts, in June.

And both are scheduled to take part in next week’s AIB Ladies Irish Open, at Killeen Castle, from August 6-8.

 

Rory hits the big time

A student of the Young Masters Golf programme took part in the final of the Callaway Junior World Golf Championship in San Diego in July … at the age of six!

Rory McDonald O’Brien, from Telford, progressed to the gold level of the Young Masters Golf programme at the 3 Hammers Golf Academy in Wolverhampton, under the tutelage of professional Andy Proudman.

Andy Proudman said: “We’re all really proud of Rory – he has a gift for golf and it’s great to watch him progress. He’s a true local talent and we hope that he goes all the way.”

A pupil at St Winifred’s School, Shrewsbury, young Rory hopes to follow in the footsteps of his golfing heroes Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson, who all played in the Callaway Junior Championships as youngsters.

 

Already Playing

YMG is for you too!

Even if you are already playing golf, you'll also benefit from joining the YMG Junior Golf programme

BE BETTER: If you're already playing golf, YMG will help you improve your skills and knowledge of the game.

The great thing about YMG is it teaches you everything you need to progress your game - the skills and the knowledge.

Improve your skills
You'll be coached in every aspect of the game by your YMG Golf Professional, with something new and exciting every week. You'll also look at the technical aspects of those skills, as well as learning new ways to tackle situations out on the course.

Rules & etiquette
But just as important, you'll learn all about the rules and etiquette that make the game of golf so fascinating.

Mental strength
Later on you'll also learn more about what it takes to become the best player you can, with guidance on how to stay healthy, fitness and how to approach the all-important mental side of the game.

So will YMG help to improve your golf game if you already play?

You bet it will.

 

What is YMG?

So what is Young Masters Golf?

There is nothing else like the YMG Junior Golf Programme, which is increasingly being recognised as the best way for youngsters to get into the great game of golf.

The best way to get into golf...

YMG is the best way for you to get into golf because:

  • YMG is designed for boys and girls
  • It's ideal for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 14 years old
  • It's coached by qualified professional golf coaches
  • It includes the exciting YMG Members folder
  • It covers every aspect of the game of golf
  • It gives you targets to work to
  • It includes exciting challenges
  • It rewards achievement
  • It's fun and exciting

The YMG Members File...
You get the super YMG folder when you join!

At the heart of the YMG Junior Golf Programme is the coaching from your qualified Golf Professional and the brilliant YMG Members File folder, which you receive when you join up.

The Members File comes complete with your Cadets level notes and builds up, level by level, into your complete guide to playing golf.

 

About us

Young Golfer

The exciting Young Masters Golf (YMG) Junior Golf Programme is the best way for youngsters like you to get into the great game of golf.

Golf is for boys and girls...

Developed by a team of highly experienced PGA Professional golfers, it is the ultimate solution for boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 14 years old who want to start playing golf or, if you already play, to get better.

The YMG Junior Golf Programme gives you the perfect introduction to golf by showing you everything you need to know to enjoy this brilliant game for the rest of your life.

Fun, fresh air and friends...

So whether you want to be like Tiger Woods and become the best golfer in the
universe, or you simply want to play a fantastic sport where you get loads of fresh air, have some brilliant fun and make lots of new friends, then YMG and golf is for you.

Everything you need...

With YMG, you'll discover all the different shots you'll need to know and how to play them. You'll find out about the fascinating rules and etiquette of golf and why they make the game unique. And you'll also be taught by highly trained Golf Professional golfers who know how to help you get the very best possible start in golf.

Lots more too...

There are other benefits to being part of the YMG Junior Golf Programme too, such as invitations to play in brilliant YMG tournaments such as the YMG Junior Masters.

Get into golf...

So what are you waiting for? Get into golf - the coolest sport around - and

Let's play golf!

 


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