JUNIOR GOLF 2020 PROGRAM
WELCOME TOOURJUNIORGOLFPROGRAM! We are very excited to offer an outstanding line-up of junior golf programming in 2020. Whether your junior is picking up a club for the first time, a junior camp veteran, or a seasoned tournament competitor, we are offering a program that is sure to engage and challenge every junior. The Junior Golf Progression chart that follows illustrates the programs available at every age depending on the skill and commitment level of your junior. For 2020, we are continuing our philosophy of coaching the game from the hole backwards. Juniors will learn a variety of skills, and be tested on a score-based system (Operation 36) from various distances. We are continuing with our additional certifications beyond the merit tag this year for those juniors over age 10. Our entire PGA Professional Staff, led by our Junior Golf Coordinator Michael LaGace, is looking forward to seeing your junior on the golf course this season. Please contact the Golf Shop for more information on how your junior can get involved.
Michael Shank, PGA Director of Golf
2020 JUNIOR GOLF AGE PROGRAMS Below you will find a list of all our Junior Golf offerings based on age. Next to your juniors age will be the corresponding events that are applicable for the coming year. Ages 4-5 : Sports Camp, Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament. Age 6 : Sports Camp, Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics. Age 7 : Sports Camp, Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics, Buddy Clinics, Play with the Pro, Junior Club Championship. Ages 8-9 : Sports Camp, Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics, BuddyClinics, Playwith thePro, Junior ClubChampionship, PGA Jr League. Age 10 : Sports Camp, Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics, Buddy Clinics, Play with the Pro, Junior Club Championship, PGA Jr League, Jr Pro Tour, Elite Jr Golf. Ages 11-13 : Junior Kickoff, Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics, Buddy Clinics, Play with the Pro, Junior Club Championship, PGA Jr League, Jr Pro Tour, Elite Jr Golf. Age 14 : Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Junior Camp, Spring/Fall Clinics, Buddy Clinics, Play with the Pro, Junior Club Championship, Jr Pro Tour, Elite Jr Golf. Ages 15-18 : Individual Instruction, Family Golf, Family Golf Tournament, Buddy Clinics, Play with the Pro, Junior Club Championship, Jr Pro Tour, Elite Jr Golf. MERIT TAGS Merit Tags are awarded to juniors who have demonstrated proficiency through a series of skill tests covering the areas of rules, putting, driving, and scoring. These skill tests are administered by the Golf Professional Staff and provide objective levels of proficiency that junior golfers must meet in order to play without a parent. The Merit Tag provides a great opportunity for juniors to enjoy the game of golf above and beyond our educational camps and clinics.
OPERATION THIRTY SIX The challenge we set for our players is the score of 36 (par for 9 holes) from progressively longer distances. By working from green to tee-box versus the traditional tee-box to green it lowers the challenge point, and is a motivating way yo learn and progress in the sport. Each level has multiple areas of concentration that allow for improvement in all areas of a player’s game culminating in the passing of each level. Orange Level (7-8 years old) Distance: 25 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better for 9 holes Driving: Drive 3 of 5 attempts 70 yards or more Rules: Pass Orange Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: Finish 9-Hole Putting Course in 27 putts or less Yellow Level (8-9 years old) Distance: 50 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better for 9 holes Driving: Drive 3 of 5 attemps 90 yards or more Rules: Pass Yellow Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: Finish 9-Hole Putting Course in 24 putts or less Green Level Merit Tag (9-10 years old) Distance: 75 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better for 9 holes Driving: Drive 6 of 10 attempts 110 yards or more Rules: Pass Green Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: Finish 9-Hole Putting Course in 22 putts or less Blue Level (10+ years old) Distance: 150 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better from Family Tee 1 for 9 holes Driving: Hit 5 or more fairways in 9 holes Approach: Hit 6 or more greens for 9 holes Rules: Pass Blue Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: Have 15 or less putts in 9 holes Purple Level (10+ years old) Distance: 175 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better from Family Tee 2 for 9 holes Driving: Hit 6 or more fairways in 9 holes Approach: Hit 6 or more greens for 9 holes Rules: Pass Purple Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: have 15 or less putts in 9 holes Black Level (10+ years old) Distance: 200 yards Scoring: Score 36 or better from Family Tee 3 for 9 holes Driving: Hit 7 fairways in 9 holes Approach: Hit 6 or more greens for 9 holes Rules: Pass Black Level rules and etiquette exam Putting: Have 15 or less putts in 9 holes
Sports Camp June - August
Individual Instruction Family Golf
Family Golf Tournament
Saturdays at 2:00 pm
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JUNIOR GOLF KICKOFF
Sunday, May 24 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Short Game Practice Area
Ages: 4-13 years
Come enjoy a variety of junior golf games as well as trying to hit it into the giant Golfzilla mouth! A perfect event for the entire family.
No charge for the event. Water, lemonade and snow cones complimentary. Hot dog cart and limited chit bar available.
FAMILY GOLF DAYS
Every Saturday starting in June 2:00 pm and later North Course
All ages, but juniors under 10 and without a merit tag must be accompanied by an adult.
Although not an official event, families are encouraged to bring their juniors to play the North Course while working on etiquette, pace of play and on-course play on Saturday afternoons.
Cart fees apply.
FAMILY GOLF EVENT
Saturday, July 11 3:00 pm North Course
All (each player will play from the tee that is best for them)
This fun, laid-back tournament is a great way to bring the whole family out to play 9-holes as a team! Each team/player will compete in various skill events while on-course for prizes.
$30/person to include dinner on patio & prizes following play. Chit bar available.
Tuesday - Thursday April 14 - May 28 and September 8 - October 22 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Meet at the Golf Shop
Ages: 6-14 years
Includes all areas of the golf facilities. Spring clinics will include two days of instruction with one day of on-course play/testing for progression through Merit System.
$110/week or $40/day
SUMMER GOLF CAMP
Monday - Friday June 22 - August 28 Meet at the Golf Shop
Ages 10-14 years: 10:15 am - 12:15 pm Ages 5-9 years: 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Junior Golf Camps are taught by PGA Professionals and cover all areas of the game. Juniors will practice, receive instruction and go on-course with an ongoing progression towards obtaining progress pins and their Merit Tag.
$175/week or $40/day All summer package (10 weeks) $1000
Monday - Friday June 8 - August 14
Juniors who participate in Sports Camps move through a progression of sports each day with golf as part of the curriculum. Each junior will be escorted into junior golf camp at the proper time.
Cost varies. Contact the Racquet Shop to register.
JUNIOR PRO TOUR
Fridays, June 26 - August 21 9:00 am matches Meet at the Golf Shop
Ages: 12 years and older
New, no cost offering. Junior golfers with merit tags are invited to join one of the golf professionals for 9-holes on Friday mornings at 9:00 am sharp. Golfers will be divided into groups with the goal of shooting 36 or better.
By Appointment - 1 Hour Meet at the Golf Shop
14 years & under Maximum 6:1 student to teacher ratio
Two or more juniors may set up a date and time with one of our Professional Staff. Based upon staff and facility availability.
$50/person for two juniors, $40/person for three juniors, and $30/ person for four to six juniors.
ELITE JUNIOR GOLF
Call to arrange date and time Meet at the Golf Shop
Ages 10+ with Merit Tags
Led by Bob Lennon, and PGA Staff, this clinic is designed for juniors looking to get to the next level.
Design your own junior elite coaching class with up to five juniors per class. Classes include 30 minutes of supervised practice and two hours of on-course coaching for a total of 2 ½ hours.
$100/junior minimum 3 students. Two students for $150
July 18 with 18-Holers also playing July 19 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm tee times by age bracket (7-18 years)
This tournament will crown our Junior Club Champions within the following brackets: - Juniors ages 7 to 10 will play in the 5-hole Championship - Juniors ages 13 and under or have their yellow merit tag will play in the 9-hole Championship. - Juniors ages 18 and under or have their green merit tag will play in the 18-hole Championship.
By Appointment - 45 Minutes Meet at the Golf Shop
For juniors from absolute beginner to those trying to elevate their game, individual instruction is great for personalized learning. Club fittings and use of launch monitors are available upon request.
PGA Director of Golf: Michael Shank, $110 PGA Director of Instruction: Bob Lennon, $110 PGA Assistant Professionals: $90
PLAY WITH THE PROS
By Appointment North Course
6 - 18 years
Play with the Pros is an initiative to give juniors more on-course experience combined with a 9-hole playing evaluation. The professionals will help guide juniors around the course playing as a team while developing individual’s skills and etiquette.
$40/person - must have three to play
PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF We are pleased to announce that PGA Junior League Golf will return to Wilmington in 2020! This program has taken off at clubs across the country as a way to get junior golfers of all levels, from ages 8-13, involved in the game like never before. PGA Junior League Golf is best described as “Little League” for golf, as it is a team effort, includes numbered jerseys, practices and matches and also has an “All-Star” post-season team! Building on the success of last year, we anticipate having two teams represent Wilmington Country Club in 2020, with a limit of 16 players per team. These matches promote teamwork, leadership, and most of all, fun! While formatted as a competition, the main goal of the program is to promote a team environment that allows juniors to learn with others, without the stress of individual competition. The matches are played with 12 players, and we will add 4 additional players per team expecting that some juniors will not be able to attend all matches. We cannot guarantee each junior will play every match. Please note, parent participation is required and vital to the success of the Junior League. Please plan to drive players to away matches and stay at matches for the duration to support & chaperone our team. JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF OUTLINE WHO : Junior golfers ages 8-13 of all abilities (and supportive parents!). All juniors are welcome regardless of experience. WHAT : Five or six 9-hole matches with groups playing a two- person scramble, match-play format. Also included are six to eight practices and self-scrimmages. Practices will be supervised, include structured activities and professional instruction, working on all aspects of the game. WHEN : April through July. Practices begin in April and matches are May-July. The exact days of the match and practice schedule will be available soon. WHERE : The matches will be played at different area courses including Fieldstone, Hartefeld National, Concord CC, Newark CC, Rock Manor, and Kennett Square CC. HOW : Our team is an invite-only league. Only Wilmington Country Club members will be allowed to sign up for our team. We will give further instructions for registration once you have called in and provided intent to participate. COST : $300/Junior - This includes all matches played, practices, home & away team jerseys, hat, t-shirt, bag tag, and drawstring bag. Drinks and snacks will also be included after matches. REGISTRATION : There will be a “call in” to sign-up on Thursday, March 5, starting at 10:00 a.m. spots are available and will be taken on a first-in basis. If you have any questions, or to sign-up, please call the Golf Shop at 302-655-6022.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14
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