- What does YMG stand for?
- Is YMG suitable for girls and boys?
- How old must I be to start the YMG Junior Golf programme?
- I already play golf. Is YMG suitable for me?
- Who will teach me golf?
- What is a PGA Pro?
- Isn't golf a stuffy game for old men?
- When does YMG run?
- Is there a YMG Junior Golf Academy near me?
- Do I need golf clubs to start YMG?
- Will I be able to take part in tournaments?
- What is a golf handicap?
- Ask a new question.
Answer: YMG means 'Young Masters Golf' and it is a junior golf development programme designed to help more youngsters get into the great sport of golf.
Answer: Yes. YMG welcomes both girls and boys to get into golf.
Answer: The recommended age range for the YMG Junior Golf programme is 6 to 14 years old. However, we have had children as young as 3 years of age who have joined the programme and progressed brilliantly. As they say, the younger you start any sport, the better it is. We recommend you find your local YMG Junior Academy in the 'Find a Club' section and give them a call for their advice.
Answer: Absolutely. You'll learn so much from the YMG programme and, depending on how long you have been playing, you don't necessarily have to start at Cadets level. However, we have heard from hundreds of youngsters who, despite having played for some time, started YMG at Cadets and said they learned so much from working their way through the entire programme that they would recommend all players would benefit from starting at Cadets. Speak to your YMG PGA Pro for advice.
Answer: You will be taught by a registered PGA Professional coach. For more information about PGA coaches running the YMG programme, visit our 'Learn from PGA Pros' page, or visit the PGA website at www.pga.info.
Answer: PGA professional coaches are trained by the Professional Golfers Association and are respected the world over for their outstanding coaching skills.
Answer: Are you kidding! Golf is the coolest sport in the world for everyone to play. Just look at some of the people who play it - pop and rock stars, TV personalities, celebrities and some of the leading footballers, tennis players, rugby players and scores of other top sports people. And what about Tiger Woods? Just about the coolest sportsman on the face of the planet!
Years ago golf was often seen as a stuffy game played by stuffy old people at stuffy golf clubs. But that has all changed now and is just plain off the thermometer COOL!!!!
Answer: Many YMG Academies run YMG courses throughout the year. Speak to your local YMG Junior Golf Academy for details, but you'll find most clubs starting new Cadets classes every few months.
Answer: It is a pretty safe bet to say yes. Currently there are over 150 golf clubs and driving ranges in the United Kingdom and Ireland running the YMG Junior Golf programme, so there's a great chance that there's one near you. Check out the 'Find a YMG Club' section on this website.
Answer: No. Your YMG Professional will provide you with what you need to get started in your first course. If, after a while, you think you'd like to buy your own golf clubs or gear, then your YMG Professional can help you make the right choice as they are experts in golf equipment as well as experts in golf coaching. Whatever you need to know about golf, always ask your YMG Professional.
Answer: You sure will. Every year YMG runs the brilliant YMG Junior Masters tournament. It is fantastic fun to take part in, whatever standard you have reached. Also most local clubs run their own junior events throughout the year, while during the season you can check out the 'Tournaments' section on the YMG website for information about junior open events that you can play in at clubs in your region.
Answer: A handicap is a way of showing the number of shots a golfer is expected to take playing a round of golf in relation to the par of the course. The better a player gets, the lower their handicap becomes (so a play with a 5 handicap has achieved a higher standard than a player with a handicap of 25 for instance). It´s a clever way of compensating the players with a number of strokes so that players of differing abilities can then compete fairly against one another and enjoy the game.