Character & Skill Development
Open to young people ages 6 to 17, our popular junior golf instructional program teaches young people all aspects of the game in a fun, nurturing environment, while focusing on character development – helping students build upon the invaluable life skills taught by the game, including honesty, integrity, good sportsmanship and personal responsibility. From golf fundamentals to such practical skills as golf rules, etiquette, scoring and strategy, the program includes on-course instruction and opportunities for fun competition. The program focuses on the following areas of Value Training:
KNOWLEDGE – Rules of golf, decision-making, etiquette and fair play, including the use of videotape and on-course demonstrations.
PRACTICE – Helping students understand the value of practice for skill development and consistency.
GOAL SETTING – The importance of establishing challenging but attainable goals and creating a plan for achieving or exceeding those goals.
PHYSICAL SKILLS – Basic fundamentals of grip, stance, aim and swing mechanics, including chipping, putting, pitching, full swing and bunker play. Students can learn at their own pace, and programs are designed to accommodate each student’s abilities and skill level.
STRATEGY- Club selection, target awareness, pace of play and course management skills, including more in-depth analysis and instruction for advanced players.
SPORTSMANSHIP – Character development and values training taught through the game of golf, one of the few games that require golfers to keep their own scores and call their own penalties. Students will also build upon their social and interpersonal skills while learning the importance of respect, commitment and perseverance.