Junior Academy Coaching Team

We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your child at Swansea Bay Golf Club Junior Academy. We have been running since 2016 and are well established as a junior section throughout Wales. We have achieved accreditation for our junior course and have been recognised in the Neath Port Talbot Physical Activity Sport Service at their annual awards ceremonies.

Our aim is for the juniors to learn new skills through golf, with an emphasis on enjoyment and fun. Our golf classes will teach your child how to play golf as well as equip them with personal and social skills for life. Many of our juniors take part in national competitions and have achieved great results, having progressed through our coaching system.

Our sessions cater for beginners through to advanced players between the ages of 4 and 18. During the summertime, our main sessions are held at the club on Tuesdays 4.30pm to 5.30pm. We tailor sessions to include all the various skills and shots of the game. Over the winter months, we change to a Sunday afternoon. All lessons are staffed by PGA Professionals and PGA Volunteers.

Lester McCalmon is the main Junior Organiser for the Academy, assisted by Carl Matthews. Both Lester and Carl have PGA qualifications in golf coaching. They work alongside Club Professional Lewis Jones and Assistant Professional Mathew Rees in delivering Academy sessions. Lester and Carl also arrange various club golf events and competitions, inter-club friendlies, team and league matches for the juniors as well as fun and social events.

Many of our established juniors attend additional small group tuition with our Assistant professional every fortnight to home in on their playing skills and learn more about the game of golf, from nutrition to shot shaping.

In recent years, Swansea Bay Juniors have been successful in competing in national, British and European events. We always have a large number of juniors representing the club in competitions all over Wales and have a high percentage of total player representation in many tours across the country. Several members of the Academy have won their age divisions and order of merit tables in Wales and beyond.

Additional information about the Academy can be found in the Clubs News section of the website, where a section of the newsletter is dedicated to Swansea Bay Golf Club Junior Academy.


Yellow Tee Captain – Fallon Sawyers-Grandon (age 12)

Red Tee Captain – Eve Clunis-Wheway (age 11)

Blue Tee Captain – Esme Matthews (age 8)

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