Junior Golf Academy
Our youth programs and camps have a new look! The classes have all been redesigned to develop junior golfers of all ages. The classes have been designed to help juniors progress and become strong golfers.
Little Hornets (ages 3-6) is the first class in the Braemar Junior Golf Program series and is made up of four 45 minute classes. It is designed for youngsters with little or no golf experience. Parents (or another responsible adult) MUST attend each class with their child to help with safety and organization. This also gives each parent the chance to learn how to teach their child. Class content will include very basic skills such as putting and driving. We will also include some coordination exercises like jumping and running.
Green Hornets (age 5-7) is designed for young children with or without previous golf experience. Basic rules and etiquette will be introduced with special attention given to safety and following directions. Golf skills learned include putting, short game, irons, and drivers. They will also learn how to play on teams and share. The youngsters will also have a chance to get on the Academy 9 course and play.
E- Encourage (Ages 6-8) The Encourage class includes similar content to the Green Hornet class. However, more time will be devoted to etiquette and fairness and more detailed instruction will be given. The Encourage classes will learn how to pitch and hit sand shots, along with putting, driving, and chipping. Proper grip and posture will be reinforced.
D- Develop (Ages 8-10 ) The Develop class will expand upon what was learned in the Encourage class. Full swing, short game and putting will be taught. Golfers will be challenged to think of ways that they can set a "personal goal" outside of golf.
I-Instruction (Ages 8-13) The Instruction classes will continue to review material from the previous levels. Along with this, students will learn about goal setting and pre-shot routine. They will also be introduced to course strategy. We will teach score-keeping and track scores to show improvement.
N-Next Step (Ages 10-14) The Next Step will include activities to mold exceptional athletic golfers capable of excelling in golf at the high school level and beyond. This class includes two hours per week of instruction and one day of league play. Statistics will be kept to spot weaknesses and evaluate improvements.
A-Advance (Ages 12-16) Juniors in the Advance class should already possess solid fundamentals and have the desire to improve their game with the hope of future competitive play. Instruction will include activities to mold exceptional athletic golfers capable of excelling in golf at the high school level and beyond.
The Tour Students in The Tour will learn about how to practice smart, prepare for competition and manage time effectively. Increasing amounts of individual attention will be provided to Advance League students as well. An emphasis will be placed on goal setting. Statistics will be kept to spot weaknesses and evaluate improvements. Classes are held at the Academy. League dates consist of play at Academy 9 Par 3 Course.
Hornets After School Instruction and Play (Ages 8-11) This after-school class is for beginner and intermediate juniors who are looking to continue working on their game in the fall. These sessions include one hour per week of instruction at the Braemar Academy and one hour per week of league play on the Academy 9 Par 3 Course.
Jr/High School Tune Up These classes are for intermediate to advanced players who are looking to play on the junior high or high school golf team. We will work with each student to prepare for the season, and help the juniors know their swings.
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