Junior Golf Program

The most comprehensive junior golf programs in the region, created under the guidance of Andrew Welsford.

Federal Golf Club’s revamped Junior Golf Program is a 10 week course (that runs with the ACT school terms – 4 x 10 week programs throughout the year) that aims to develop the golfing skills of junior players and nurture them into well-rounded athletes. The program will focus on preparation, technique and shot selection — from the basics to competitive strategies. We have incorporated a variety of interesting and practical activities that are fun and trains our young players to be able to adapt in different situations.

The Federal Advantage

We separate ourselves from other golf programs in numerous ways and are unique in providing:

  • Multiple Australian PGA Professionals teaching the program;
  • A detailed recording system that provides measurable results. Included are short game sessions, short game drills and evaluation of the most important area, “The Scoring Zone”;
  • World class facilities – including 3 separate facilities as our classroom;
  • Innovative and modern teaching methodologies;
  • The most modern and up to date software systems for individual swing assessments;
  • Golf course access for some of the junior programs on Saturdays at Federal Golf Club;
  • A handbook that has a detailed outline of the program and the coaching/training schedule. Skills tests, specific training and practice tasks are to be completed as well as individual lesson notes are to be taken. Additional Programs will be added on a quarterly basis.

The Values of Golf

Not only do we want to help young players improve their golf, we wish to shape the lives of young people from all walks of life by teaching them values through the great game of golf. Our focus is to help them prepare for success in golf, high school, university and in life by creating a world-class Teaching and Learning Centre. 

It is well known that golf promotes and installs values such as: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

key Information

Term 1 Program Commences on Saturday 9th February 2019  10 Week Program | Every ACT School Term




Brochure (TBA)

Federal Golf Club’s Pro Shop is the central coordinating point for students and parents. For more information or assistance with registration and payment, please contact 6281 1888.

Please be advised that the program schedule may change from time to time.

After the student has completed the program, the Golf Professionals will advise each individual whether they should progress further on to another appropriate program.

The Program

About Andrew Welsford

Andrew is the Senior PGA Golf Professional at Federal. He brings a breadth and depth of knowledge and skill to golf management and teaching services, as well as playing.

Andrew brings innovative ideas and pragmatic solutions to all aspects of golf services. He has a high level of personal integrity, dedicated work ethic and strong communication skills.

In his various roles since 2012, based in Australia and Singapore, he has worked closely with the:

  • Korean Golf Association
  • Thailand Golf Association
  • Asian Tour
  • Golf Professionals on the Asian Tour
  • Golf Australia
  • Golf Victoria
  • Golf NSW
” My passion and dedication is to change people’s lives for the better through golf. Creating intensive sessions and support to the athletes I coach. I feel that I offer elite young golfers access to richer, more meaningful experiences and training. Whenever I have been given the opportunity, I believe I have been able to make a tangible impact on an athlete’s life and their golf game as a mentor. “