Ferndown Golf Club

Alliss Course Academy

Our 2019 ACA Members​


The Alliss Course Academy

The Alliss Course Academy is now into its thirteenth year and throughout those years has been helping aspiring golfers to “Get into Golf”. The Academy is designed to develop skills and build confidence in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

This year twenty-five participants have now completed nearly four months of their six-month term. They are easily recognised with the yellow bag tags and their enthusiasm for playing golf around the Alliss Course.

The Academy runs from 1st May until 31st October.

The following shows what has been planned for them:-

A Welcome Evening to meet with Captains and General Manger and meeting the team of Organisers and Professionals.

Individual and Group Coaching Sessions with Golf Professionals Scott Godfrey and James Wilson.

Two Etiquette and Rules evenings where they are provided with essential golfing guidance.

Four fun gatherings with one planned each month from June through to September. There has been an excellent turn out from the participants in the June and July gatherings where they played a modified Texas Scramble with the help and support from Ferndown members who volunteered to give up their time on the Sundays.

The latest Etiquette and Rules evening was held on Wednesday 14th August with further fun gatherings to come in August and September.

The term finishes on the 31st October culminating with an end of term Texas Scramble on Sunday 27 October.

In addition to the ACA participants the Captain and Ladies Captain will be taking part along with Ferndown members who helped and assisted during the six months. This will be followed by a Sunday Lunch and Prizes.

Since 2007 we have gone from Summer School to Summer Academy and now named this The Alliss Course Academy. After their time in the Alliss Course Academy many participants have joined the club either on the Alliss Course or as a full member on the Old Course.

This initiative has been most successful in introducing new members in addition to promoting Ferndown Golf Club as a friendly place to learn and gain experience playing golf.

One particular member, Lesley Trevett joined the ACA team this term.

Lesley was a Summer School Member in 2008 and now thoroughly enjoys her golf as a Ferndown Member.

The Academy has gone from strength to strength over the last thirteen years and it is our vision that participants will be able to enjoy the game of golf and ultimately become a member of Ferndown Golf Club.

Most importantly the Alliss Course Academy will continue to encourage “aspiring golfers” during the six month term and help them to experience the game of golf at Ferndown Golf Club.

“Maybe turn their dreams into a reality”!!!!

Gordon & Lesley

Alliss Course Academy Organisers

Rules Evening 2019


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