(ROOKIES) Grades 1-3

*We teach respect, honesty, integrity, and responsibility  

*From Green to Tee

*Putting & Chipping are big focal points for this age

*Learning how a ball gets in the air for all clubs

*Grip, Stance, Ball Position for certain clubs (putter, sw, driver)

*Games are played to enhance enjoyment/learning

*Introduction to Play (2v2 scrambles April-Sept.)

*Group practices to develop friendship, teamwork, learning

*One private lesson/month is recommended but not vital

*Playing other sports throughout year is highly encouraged

*More advanced players at this age can be introduced to playing their own ball

*Tee markers for play are set at appropriate yardages for learning (Tee it forward)

*Ladies go first whenever possible

*Clubs need to fit each junior (U.S. KIDS ARE ONLY CLUBS FOR THIS AGE)

*Fun is the name for this age

 

Programs associated with this age group:  PGA Jr. League (Spring/Summer/Fall), Rookies Winter Development, Summer Camps   

 

(JUNIORS) Grades 4 & 5

*We teach respect, honesty, integrity, and responsibility  

*From Green to Tee

*More detailed focus for this age

*Grip, Stance, Ball Position for all clubs

*Putting & Chipping skills become more developed to help scoring

*Begin to gain an understanding for why the ball does what it does (although every child develops at different rates)

*Solid ball contact first and foremost

*Station work & drill work to enhance fundamentals

*Learning how to play the game with on course playing programs April-Sept.

*Small group work for competitive practice

*Learning how to train

*Private lessons are included as each individual may have different needs

*Clubs need to fit each junior 

 

Programs associated with this age group:  PGA Jr. League (Spring/Summer/Fall), Juniors Winter Development Private Lessons, Summer Camps

(ELITE) Grades 6, 7, & 8

 

(ELITE EXCEL) High School

(ELITE+) Ages 13-18  

*More intensive program

*These juniors wish to play college and varsity high school level golf and compete in tournaments in Spring/Summer/Fall

*Understanding Ball Flight Laws

*More intensive Development of Short Game Skills/Shot Making

*Loves their wedge and putter

*Effective Practice Habits

*Challenges and Contests

*Course Management Program/Decision Making Process

*More individual lessons due to detailed focus

*Tournament Preparation

*Becoming your own Coach

*Club Fitting is a must 

 

Programs associated with this age group:  Winter Development, Play Days to assess Improvement (April-Sept.), Short Game & Course Management Programs (April-Sept.), Private Lessons

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