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Junior Golf

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.

Schedule & Sign-ups

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

Int. Program Details Schedule & Sign-ups

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

FAQs

See below for some common questions regarding our Junior Program.

How do I sign up?
All signups are online, making it easy, quick and reliable. Just chose the class you’d like your child to join, click on the sign up tab and follow the prompts. You can start anytime!
What does my child need to bring to class?
Please have them bring a water bottle, sun block, and proper clothing for the current weather conditions. Golf shoes and golf gloves are not necessary.
Does my child need to bring golf clubs to the Beginning Golfer or Junior Golfer classes?
If your child has golf clubs, please bring them. If not, we’ll provide them.
What happens when there’s bad weather?
If the weather is really bad, we’ll cancel the session and offer a makeup class at a later date.
What is your absent policy?
We understand many families have vacation and holiday plans making it impossible for their child to attend class for 12, or even 4, consecutive weeks. If you’re unable to attend a class, just let us know in advance and we’ll schedule a makeup session.
If I sign-up for 12 sessions and my child doesn’t like golf can I cancel?
Certainly.
Are your classes limited in size?
Yes. Initially, each class will be limited to 12 students.