We can offer several routes to playing golf
Junior Coaching Academy

Get into Golf

Golf Roots

Group or individual lessons are available with programmes tailored for beginners to elite players and we also have indoor facilities where we use the Flightscope for enhanced performance monitoring.

Junior Coaching Academy
The Academy runs from 1st April to 31st October with two sessions on Tuesday evening, two on Thursday evening and three on Saturday morning. On Wednesday evening we have team training and a 9 hole competition. Cost per lesson is £4 for the 4 to 7 age group and £5 for the 8 to 14 age group. 70 juniors participated in 2014.
We coach junior boys and girls from the age of 4 up to 15 in group lessons. Juniors over the age 15 are encouraged to have one-to-one lessons. We put them into groups relating to their age so that we can structure the lesson appropriately. We have 16 pupils per group with two PGA professionals taking the lessons. The lessons last an hour and consist of technical work, games, competition and playing on the golf course. Our objective is to teach the skills in a fun environment.

In the Academy our aim is to take pupils from total beginners to eventually playing on the course, get a handicap and play in competitions. We also run competitions every Friday throughout the season for juniors with handicaps and juniors without handicaps.

Juniors with handicaps play from the men’s medal tees and play for Trophies, Cups and Medals. For the juniors without handicaps we give them an unofficial handicap which allows them to play on the course and gain experience. For those with unofficial handicaps we have different tee boxes for different ability levels, these are as follows:

-Red tee boxes = 100 yards away from the hole

-White tee boxes = 150 yards away from the hole

-Blue tee boxes= 200 yards away from the hole

This is a shortened course for the unofficial handicap golfers and they play 9 holes from the selected tee boxes. Once the golfer is comfortable playing from the junior blue tees he/she is then moved back to the ladies tees then onto the men’s yellow tees to eventually playing off the medal tees.
So the path is
Beginner to Beginner aiming to get on the course to Unofficial handicap 9 hole competition to Handicap to Junior and Mens competitions to Junior Team player.
And the result? Stewart Fell progressed through our Junior Academy to become a scratch golfer and , aged 20, won the trophy for the best nett score of 69 in the Newcastle and District Golf League in 2011. Tynemouth Golf Club Juniors won the 2011 Northumberland Junior League for the second time in four years

Get into Golf
This programme is part funded by Golf County Partnership and encourages the 16 age group to be introduced to the basics of golf through six lessons at £10 for the . Instruction is given in small groups. The programme is open to individuals and to organisations where we have worked with, for example, the Womens Institute, HMRC and Northumbria Police.

Golf Roots
This funded programme supports our Professionals going into schools to teach the basics of golf, encouraging the schools to place golf lessons on the curriculum and to bring groups of students to the golf course.

Lesson Pricing
Adult 45 minute lesson (Head Professional) £33.00
Adult 45 minute lesson (Assistant Professional)
Junior 45 minute one to one lesson (Head Professional) £22.00
Junior 45 minute one to one lesson (Assistant Professional)
Junior programme for beginners (ages 4 - 7) £4.00 per session
Junior programme for beginners (ages 8 - 14) £5.00 per session
Adult group lessons (2 or 3 people) £40.00 per hour
Adult group lessons (4 of more people)* £40.00 per hour
*Recommended 2 hour session
Indoor Facilities Pricing
Adult 45 minute one to one lesson £33 incl Flightscope
Junior 45 minute one to one lesson £22 incl Flightscope

The John McKenna Teaching Studio

John is the Professional at Tynemouth Golf Club and he has now re-launched his Teaching Studio following investment in a Sports Coach Systems GPS Golf Simulator which delivers an incredibly realistic indoor golf experience for both practice and play. The simulator - a “first” to be provided by a golf club in this region - allows up to four golfers to play any one of the 50 top golf courses from around the world ….. imagine Augusta to Carnoustie.

John commented “I am delighted to offer enhanced indoor
facilities for golfers of all levels of ability. Whilst we have a Sport England funded purpose built outdoor practice area with covered bays there are occasions when it is
preferable to be indoors and if your course is closed golfers can still play world class courses in an hour. The Studio also supports initiatives such as “Get into Golf” and the Junior Academy where we have some 50 young aspiring
golfers from the age of 5 coming to the club for the four to five outdoor sessions we offer through the week starting each April ”.

The Teaching Studio is open to members and non-members 7 days a week from 9-5 (later in the summer months). The costs are


45 minute lesson £30

club fitting £25

No charge if clubs purchased from the Pro shop.

GPS Simulator One
hour, up to 4 golfers £30

To book please ring the Pro Shop on 0191 258 0728 or drop in and see what is on offer.

John is one of the top 100 coaches in the country. Look out
for his monthly tips in the upcoming issues of “Today’s Golfer”.

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