Developing Young Golfers
Goose Creek Golf Academy believes that juniors learn best when the coaching is positive, fun, interactive, and personalized. That is why we keep our coach-to-student ratio small, have players of the same ages and skill levels learn together, and change the games and drills every week.
In each session students stretch, exercise, and practice putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing fundaments. During afternoon classes students also spend time on the Goose Creek Golf Course, learning playing skills, proper golf course etiquette, and the basic rules of golf.
For further information, contact Steve Tanis at 951-283-1615.
From beginners to more advanced students, we develop young golfers skills and techniques to play better golf.
Beginning Junior Golfers
60 minute class for beginning juniors, ages 4 thru 13
Through drills, games, and purposeful practice, beginning students from 4 to 13 years of age learn basic ball-striking skills associated with putting, chipping, pitching, and the full swing.
In this class, the goal is to have fun, expose the student to the game of golf, and help the student acquire the ability and understanding needed to effectively play a 100-yard golf hole.
Our goal is to teach each beginning junior how to:
- Complete our 6-hole Junior Putting Course in 12 shots or less.
- Effectively chip the ball onto the putting green.
- Effectively pitch the ball to a 25-yard marker.
- Consistently drive the ball at least 75 yards onto a 40-yard wide fairway.
Once the student has mastered these basic skills, he or she can move on tothe Intermediate Junior Class and learn how to actually play golf!
Range balls during scheduled classes are included in the monthly rate and if needed we’ll provide the clubs. This beginning class is the perfect way to introduce juniors to the game of golf.
Schedule & Cost
One 60 minute Saturday morning class per week – you can start anytime!
Classes are limited in size. To review the Class Schedule & Sign-up click below.
Intermediate Junior Golfers
90 minute class for juniors with at least intermediate ball-striking skills. Recommended ages 7 through 13
In the Intermediate Junior Golf Class, the sessions are expanded to 90 minutes and the students are coached both at the practice facility and on the Goose Creek course.
In each class participants are divided into small groups based on their age and skill level. The student to coach ratio is normally 4 to 1. Each student is given individual instruction and the opportunity to progress at their own rate. On the Goose Creek Golf Course, students learn playing skills, proper golf course etiquette, and the basic rules of golf. At the practice facility, students further develop their putting, chipping, pitching, and full swing skills.
Students are given an on-course Skills Test & Practice Tournament each month. Every time a student achieves a scoring benchmark, he or she is awarded either a star or a different colored hat. As students progress, they are challenged to play holes from longer distances.
Parents or relatives are encouraged to caddy for their son or daughter and enjoy the experience of helping them through the learning process.
Schedule & Cost
One 90 minute class per week – you can start anytime!
• 1 month commitment (4 sessions) $130
• 3 month commitment (12 sessions) $120 per month, auto pay monthly
Junior Program Benchmarks
The GCGA Junior Golfer Class provides junior golfers at every level the opportunity to develop their game and play golf to their full potential! The scoring benchmarks are as follows:
|White Hat||Given to each member of the Golf Academy coaching program|
|White Hat + 1 Star||Participated in first event!|
|White Hat + 2 Star||Shot 33 for 6 holes from 100 yards|
|White Hat + 3 Star||Shot 29 for 6 holes from 100 yards|
|Yellow Hat||Shot 26 for 6 holes from 100 yards||Now moves to 150-yard marker. Gold Tee Par-3’s|
|Yellow Hat + 1 Star||Shot 33 for 6 holes from 150 yards|
|Yellow Hat + 2 Star||Shot 29 for 6 holes from 150 yards|
|Orange Hat||Shot 26 for 6 holes from 150 yards||Now moves to 200-yard marker. Gold Tee Par-3’s|
|Orange Hat + 1 Star||Shot 33 for 6 holes from 200 yards|
|Orange Hat + 2 Star||Shot 29 for 6 holes from 200 yards|
|Red Hat||Shot 26 for 6 holes from 200 yards||Now moves to Gold Tees|
|Red Hat + 1 Star||GShot 29 for 6 holes from Gold tees|
|Red Hat + 2 Star||Shot 26 for 6 holes from Gold tees|
|Blue Hat||Shot 23 for 6 holes from Gold tees||Now moves to Red Tees|
|Blue Hat + 1 Star||Shot 26 for 6 holes from Red tees|
|Blue Hat + 2 Star||Shot 24 for 6 holes from Red tees|
|Goose Creek Hat||Shot 22 for 6 holes from Red tees||Now moves to White Tees|
|Goose Hat + 1 Star||Shot 27 for 6 holes from White tees|
|Goose Hat + 2 Star||Shot 25 for 6 holes from White tees|
|Goose Hat + 3 Star||Shot 23 for 6 holes from White tees||Now moves to Blue Tees|
See below for some common questions regarding our Junior Program.