Junior Golf Opportunities
I provide kids with an opportunity to receive professional, age appropriate coaching and training in a fun and safe environment. By offering multiple programs for children of all ages and abilities, I enable boys and girls to acquire the necessary fundamentals, skills and confidence to become successful golfers. Some programs are perfect for children that have never played golf while others are designed for anyone who is interested in further developing their skills, becoming top-level junior golfer.
Individual One Hour Lessons - $85
These lessons will take place inside the Golf Teaching and Research Center. Golfers will learn exactly what their bodies and golf clubs are doing throughout the swing by using technology like Trackman, K-Vest, and Video.
OFF-SEASON JUNIOR TRAINING
These clinics will focus on developing the strong fundamentals that young golfers need to improve their game. Golfers will be assigned individual practice plans based on their current skills and abilities. Each week golfers will work to complete their plans, as the improve their plans will be modified.
These clinics are open to boys and girls that have completed at least 2 years of PGA Sports Academy, 1 season of PGA Junior League, Individual junior tournaments, or High School golf teams. To ensure optimal h clinic will be paired with other golfers with similar abilities and age
CLINIC DATES: January 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 2
CLICK HERE to register to the 6:00 PM Clinic - 3 spots open
CLICK HERE to register to the 7:00 PM Clinic
Programs listed below are only available from March 15th to October 31st
Individual 1/2 Hour - $45
These lessons will take place at the Penn State Golf Courses and focus on developing the skill of the junior based on their current abilities and goals. Lessons may include the use of video and or Trackman when necessary. The student will receive instruction that is individualized their the game and drills and practice stratifies to work on in between lessons.
Junior Series - $135
Three half hour lessons plus access to online coaching between lessons. Each student and their parents will be able to use the Coachnow app and receive videos of each lesson, post videos of the junior in between lesson and receive online coaching, practice drills, goal setting and stat tracking sheets to help them stay motivated to improve.
Junior League Prep Clinics - $110
These two hour clinics are designed for young golfers that are ready to play independently on the course. If your child is interested in playing Northeast Junior Tour, PGA Junior League or other junior golf events, they will need to develop certain skills like, Driving, Chipping, Putting, Bunker Play, and Course Management. We will also focus each clinic on golf swing fundamentals, promoting golf friendships, teaching effective practice methods, introducing light competition, with a strong focus on etiquette and the rules of the game.
April 30th, May 14th and May 28th - 4:30-6:30
This program includes 6 hours of instruction, a 9 hole pass for PSU Family Course and 10 buckets of driving range balls
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
US KIDS COACHING PROGRAM
Designed for Junior golfers that have already completed the PGA Sports Academy and looking to develop their golf skills through the US Kids Learning Program. The program has 5 levels of instruction that provides young golfers with a roadmap for success in learning to play golf. As an incentive to advance through all the levels, players earn an achievement pin each time they complete one of the checkpoints. In order to pass each level, players must play nine holes from at least 1,500 yards (the distance of Level 1 Tees on our Family Course.
- Level 1 - For the golfer that is ready for a more structured learning environment and able to play from the first set of family tees.
- Level 2 -mixes kid-friendly instruction with on-course play that is suitable for all beginner to intermediate golfers. The forms and skills tests increase in difficulty from Level 1 as the player develops fundamentals in five core areas of golf.
- Level 3 - The forms and skills tests increase in difficulty from Level 2 as the player develops the fundamentals to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment in the game. The golfer must shoot below a 63 from the Level 2 family tees.
- Level 4 & 5 - Currently the highest levels in the program, completion of these levels require a golfer be able to shoot under 51 in 9 holes.
Instruction is provided in both weekly small group as well as two individual lessons. This is the best way for your golfer to get ready for the PGA Junior League.
$125 - US Kids Learning Programs includes: 4 small group clinics (you schedule them based on your availability), 2 individual half hour lessons with Steve Wager, a learning program booklet*, and a nine hole greens fee on the Blue Course.
US KIDS REGISTRATION - CLICK HERE
PGA SPORTS ACADEMY
Our week long instructional program is designed for juniors age 6-10, who are looking to learn skills of golf or further their abilities in the game from knowledgeable trained instructors. Using The PGA Sports Academy and US Kids Golf instructional curriculum students will be assigned to groups according to skill and age level. Students will learn golf skills including; putting, chipping, sand play and full swing. nutrition, general motor skill coordination, the rules of golf, etiquette and course management. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch, listen and support their children but it is not necessary. Friday's camp will be on the golf course playing golf, it would be great if you or a designated chaperone to caddie for them. Its a lot of FUN!
*Morning Clinics: 9:00AM 11:00AM
*Each camp has a limited amount of students and will be filled on a first come first serve basis
PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to better socialize the game for boys and girls, ages 13 and under. PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get kids involved in the game! Teams of 8-10 players wear numbered jerseys and compete against other Junior teams from the area.
PGA Junior League Evaluation Day - MAY
Team practices start the week of June
Teams will play other matches throughout the season, dates and times will be determined by the individual coaches.
ELITE COACHING PROGRAM
The Elite Junior Coaching Program is for the junior golfer looking to take their game to the next level. The ECP begins with a New Student Evaluation where we'll look at the juniors current skills, equipment, conduct a physical screening, discuss his or her goals, tournament and practice schedule and develop a plan that will help them reach their goals.
The Elite Junior Coaching Program includes:
- New Student Assessment
- Bi-Monthly Individualized Practice Schedules
- Online Individual Coaching via Edufii
- Mental Training
- Tournament Scheduling Assistance
- Monthly Individual Lessons
$100 monthly Dues (5 months) CLICK HERE TO BUY MEMBERSHIP