This age group includes talented Under 12 boys at the beginning of their County golf experience up to Under 14 boys with handicaps in single figures. BB&O invests a lot of time ensuring that as many prospects as possible are assessed by County Coaches and, when ready, join our Under 12, Under 13 and Under 14 coaching squads.
County coaching begins in December and continues to the beginning of the playing season when each age group then has the chance to play for BB&O in a series of friendly matches and, for the Under 14s, League matches against Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Middlesex.
At this age group, the emphasis is on the golfing fundamentals – grip, set-up and so on, as well as attitude and temperament. These all need to be learned and adopted at the earliest possible age. As the boys move towards the Under 14 age group, we begin to introduce the importance of nutrition and other factors that influence performance on the day.
The majority of boys in our Under 14 squad progress on up to both the Under 16 and Junior Elite squads.
To be part of the Under 12 coaching squad, boys do not necessarily have a handicap but need to demonstrate an ability to play golf with the potential to develop their game quickly. For Under 13 and Under 14 squad boys, we normally expect a handicap of 18 and 12 respectively.
The picture shows members of the 2012 BB&O Under 14 Squad ready to play the Under 16 Squad
Under 14s Matches
Use this section to contact the Junior Under 14 Manager. All players under 14 wanting to be considered for County selection and coaching, are encouraged to keep in contact giving updates of your successes and progress over the season.