AAA rated Golf Professional Matt Victorsen has taken up the MYGolf challenge and signed up 43 junior golfers into his new-look program on the Sunshine Coast.
Victorsen, a firm believer in growing the game, has done a fantastic job in 2011 with his junior program at the Headland Golf Club.
When asked if today’s junior golfers were an integral part to the future success of the game, Victorsen had no hesitation in stating; “If there were no juniors coming through the ranks, the future for golf would look very poor”.
That’s why Victorsen revamped his junior program, which now includes the national junior program, MYGolf and a clear pathway for juniors wanting to get more involved with the game at a participation capacity.
Victorsen’s passion for junior golf development is very clear and has worked tirelessly with golf club officials and Golf Queensland to raise the profile of the sport at the junior level.
The results speak for themselves. Since launching of the program this year, the club has increased its junior membership by more than 50 per cent.
One of Victorsen’s most recent successes included the Schweppes Junior Classic held on Sunday, 4 December at the club.
Headland’s management granted juniors valuable playing time and as a result attracted 71 participants from across the South East to take part in this fun filled day. This event included 18, 9 and 5 hole participants.
A great rivalry has also developed in the Victorsen family from this new program. Victorsen’s uncle and brother, golf professionals at the Pacific Golf Club stacked up a team to take on the might of Victorsen’s Headland contingency. Headland juniors were the winners on the day.
Victorsen’s work hasn’t stopped at Headland with the Professional taking his program to regional Queensland. Over 120 juniors, many from Indigenous communities including Wondai, Murgon and Mundubberra enjoyed the opportunity to learn from Victorsen.
The regional program was provided with the assistance of the Learning, Earning, Appreciation Program, an Indigenous initiative funded by Sport and Recreation Queensland who supports the introduction of golf in the communities through professional coaching.
In 2012 Victorsen’s goal is to have the most number of juniors participating in the MYGolf program across Queensland.
To assist in achieving this goal Victorsen has come up with a schedule of junior school holiday events. Please take a look at www.headlandgolfclub.com.au or call Matt Victorsen on (07) 5444 5944 for further information.