The purpose of the Junior Golf Program is designed to strengthen a child’s interest and development in the game of golf. It will emphasize the importance of the game’s basic fundamentals, etiquette, sportsmanship and fitness in a FUN, comfortable learning environment. The focus will be learning golf in a FUN atmosphere through drills, skill competitions and games. The improvement of our juniors’ golfing skills is just one objective of our program. Observing one’s own progress provides pleasure and satisfaction and is very important to any youngster. Working on fine motor skills also has its share of educational opportunities, such as exposure to the undeniable law of effort and reward – and its relationship to success and failure.
However, skill improvement is not the only objective of our program. Fairness and equitable treatment, as taught through the rules of golf, are equally applicable to the rules of life in general. Courage, perseverance and self-control are enduring values which can strengthen a youngster’s character through competitive golf. We look forward to helping each of our junior golfers fall in love with the game of golf – a sport that is so aptly described as “the game for a lifetime”.
Private Instruction 20% off adult rate for players 13 and under.
Fox Hopyard Junior Programs are open to children of Fox Hopyard members first, if there are openings beyond sign up periods we will open up participation to guests of Fox Hopyard members then public if necessary to assure participation levels that will make the program better for all.
• 7-10 years old 9:00-10:15
• 11-14 years old 10:30-11:45
• Maximum per group 18 Tuition $200
Wed, June 21: Introductions, goals and objectives, safety and etiquette on the range, pre-swing fundamentals and ball striking
Wed, June 28: Short game scoring techniques, etiquette and safety on the green, the ground game – putting and chipping
Wed, July 5: Full swing direction concepts, solid contact, etiquette and safety on the course
Wed, July 12: On course strategy and scoring
Wed, July 19: Short game scoring techniques, the air game – pitching and bunker
Wed, July 26: On course strategy and scoring
Wed, Aug 2: Full swing distance techniques
Wed, Aug 9: On course strategy and scoring
Wed, Aug 16: Big Break competition (all), closing lunch
• 4-6 years old
• Maximum per group 18 Tuition $100
Friday, July 7: Introductions, etiquette and safety on the range, proper set up, posture grip alignment (PGA), solid contact and finish
Friday, July 14: Short game, safety and etiquette on the putting green, putting and scoring
Friday, July 21: Etiquette and safety on the course, full swing, distance
Friday, July 28: Short game, greenside approaches and short game contests
Friday, August 4: On course scramble and pizza party
Explore the PGA Jr. League site more information and to register.