They Are the Future of the Game

The Junior Academy at Thorpe Wood and Orton Meadows Golf Club has been running now for 30+ years. The running of the academy was passed onto PGA Professional Aaron Jones in September 2011 when former PGA Professional Luke Rich left to move onto a new job.

The Academy moved from its location at Orton Meadows in April 2012 to the new driving range at Thorpe Wood Golf Course and in the last few years it has gone from strength to strength.

“Thorpe Wood Junior Golf Academy” has now been formed to cater for more junior golfers, we are now running 4 group coaching sessions on a Saturday and 2 group coaching sessions on a Monday evening.
The academy has been designed to help junior golfers improve and develop their games so they can really see the progression.

Starting off with the Birdies (Beginners), moving onto the Eagles (Intermediates) and then taking the final steps to the Albatrosses (Advanced) where we get the juniors ready for their golfing careers to take off, gaining a handicap, competing against other juniors and working hard to lower their handicaps.

Please ensure you have read and completed our junior golfers child welfare document when your child joins us here at The Thorpe Wood Academy. The document can be downloaded here.

Saturday Junior Academy

Academy kids


Ideal for Juniors who are looking to take their first swings in golf, we cover the five fundamentals of golf, including grip, stance, posture, ball position and the basic swing.

Saturday Morning Group Coaching
6 Years – 9 Years

Session 1 – 9.00am-10.00am
– OR –
Session 2 -10.00am-11.00pm

£8.00 per session
No need to have own clubs, clubs can be provided.
Book Birdie Coaching


Ideal for junior golfers who have been playing for a while and are ready to take the step up to the next level. We cover the five fundamentals of golf, but also work on the technical areas of the swing, including swing path, plane, weight distribution and the hinge in the golf swing.

Saturday Morning Group Coaching
9 Years – 12 Years
£8.00 per session
Golfers must have their own clubs which should include, Bag, Driver, Hybrid,5,7,9,PW,SW, Putter.
Book Eagles Coaching
Academy kids

Monday Junior Academy

Academy kids


For Juniors who are ready to take their skills on to the course and compete against other juniors and become part of a team who will compete against other local junior clubs.

Technical areas of the golf swing and game will be covered, including gaining a handicap and keeping stats from their golf game, including, number of putts per hole, fairways hit and greens in regulation.

Monday Night Group Coaching
12+ Years
6.30 – 8.00 pm
£8.00 per session
Must have own clubs including: Bag, Driver, Fairway, Hybrid, 5,7,9,PW,SW, Putter. Option to buy teamwear including polo shirts and jumpers
Book Albatross Coaching