One way in which we want to encourage junior golf at Kytäjä is through new events, focused on juniors, in the competition calendar.
The first such event, the Kytäjä Juniori Haastekilpailu, will be played on the 10th July.
This event is a pairs competition where each pair is made up from one Kytäjä member and one junior player. The junior player should be 18 years of age or younger and must have a green card but does not have to be a Kytäjä member in order to play. The idea is that each Kytäjä member is encouraged to bring along any potential junior golf that they might know ( their son / daughter / grand-son / grand-daughter / niece / nephew / friend of the family / other) for a FUN competition at Kytäjä as a way to introduce golf competitions to the junior player as a fun and social activity and hopefully influence them to take more interest in the game.
The event itself will have a junior friendly format (some kind of scramble, so good shots are rewarded and less good ones can be discarded) and will also have some fun "special events" which players of all levels have a chance to win. Each junior will receive a "goodie bag" before the round and there will be interesting prizes to play for.
This excitement will be followed by a burger buffet (with ice cream for dessert) in the clubhouse and the prizegiving for the event.
During the day information will be made available for the gathered players about how new junior members can join Kytäjä and how much that costs. We will also be telling more about a Junior Eclectic competition which will run for the rest of the season, starting from July 11th, and will allow any junior players who are interested to continue to compete in a fun way at Kytäjä for the rest of the year.
Many of you have given feedback in the members survey that we should do more for juniors at Kytäjä. You were right. This event, in my opinion, is the most important event that we will hold at Kytäjä this year (no I didn't forget that we have the European Challenge Tour visiting us in August). I really hope that the Kytäjä members will try to support this by inviting the junior golfers in their lives to come and play, giving them the opportunity to play our great golf course in a fun and social competition, meeting other junior golfers and hopefully helping them to see some of the magic of our wonderful game. You can enter, along with your junior partner, by contacting the caddiemaster. If you would like more details about the event please contact myself or Teemu Sallinen (the competition organiser).
Lets make this a great day!
PS - There have already been many entries for the Kytäjä photography competition. You can see all the submitted photos from this page. Perhaps you can do better? Your entries are welcome!
PPS - The competition details, in Finnish can be seen from the document below