Junior Golf FUN-damentals

The Golf Academy is California’s #1 rated junior golf academy, specializing in junior golf instruction for dedicated boys and girls.

Our junior programs focus on teaching sound fundamentals in a safe and fun environment. Our well-planned training program guarantees juniors will learn sound fundamentals in every aspect of the game.

All of the Academy’s junior golf classes are structured on the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Junior Development Program, which is the world-wide authority on youth golf training. The TPI’s junior golf training protocol consists of the following curriculum guidelines:

  1. Juniors need to learn skills based on their age and developmental level.
  2. Kids learn best through play, so all of the classes are created with fun activities designed to maximize learning and a love for the game.
  3. The mission is to create good all around athletes that excel at golf.
  • 2015 Summer Sessions

    • $160/month or $25 daily drop-in rate

      Summer sessions are organized into four different age categories. All the classes (except Elite Development) are suitable for any level, whether just starting, an accomplished player, or somewhere in between.

      CYCLONE
      5 to 7 year olds
      Thursday/Sunday, June 7 - August 9
      9:30am-11:00am

      Class Curriculum: 75% of the class time is devoted to speed development and Fundamental Movement Patterns. One golf skill “theme-of-the-day” is introduced and the stations re-enforce that golf fundamental. Juniors rotate in pairs between 6 stations, every 5 minutes.

      S.M.A.S.H
      8 to 10 year olds
      Thursday/Sunday, June 7 - August 9
      12:30pm-2:00pm

      Class Curriculum: Mastery of the Fundamental Movement Patterns and developing sports skills. Each station re-enforces a specific golf skill such as wrist set, club path or swing plane. Juniors rotate in pairs between 6 stations, every 10 minutes.

      THE WAVE
      11 to 13 year olds
      Wednesday/Saturday, June 6 - August 8
      10:30am-12:00pm

      Class Curriculum: Power development, flexibility, stamina and endurance. At this age, skill regression is common so the focus is on skill maintenance not skill acquisition. This training circuit will address these unique age appropriate training requirements.
  • Elite Development Programs

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      We have two programs designed to provide first-class coaching for dedicated boys and girls who aspire to play high school, college or professional golf. Our mission is to produce skilled, motivated, confident, athletic golfers who thrive in the competitive arena.

      Each class is divided into TPI fitness sessions and a golf skill-building lessons. Our performance-based curriculum will focus on all the tools that contribute to winning golf, such as:

      Curriculum

      Besides learning a repeating and effective golf swing, our performance-based curriculum will focus on all the tools that contribute to winning golf. Sessions include tips on:
      Swing mechanics   Special shots
      Course strategy
        Unlevel lies
      Tournament preparation   Short game
      Pre-shot routine . . . . 
      Post shot routine
      How and what to practice   Club fitting

      ELITE DEVELOPMENT SUMMER CAMPS
      Ages 14-17:   June 10-12 and July 10-12
      Cost: $595.00

      Special Girls' Golf Team Prep
      July 31-August 2
      Cost: $595

      These 3-day commuter sessions are specifically designed for high school age golfers serious about taking their game to the next level. Individual attention is assured by limiting class size to just 15 juniors per session and by maintaining a 5 to 1 student to instructor ratio.

      Packages Includes:

      Use of the school’s private teaching facilities
      Instruction from 9:00-3:00 daily
      Extensive video analysis on our 4-camera system
      The latest teaching techniques and technologies
      Flight Scope launch monitor evaluation
      Video analysis stored online for your review 24/7
      Instruction Handbook
      Lunch each instruction day

      ELITE DEVELOPMENT SUMMER SERIES
      Ages 14-17:  
      Cost: $1295.00

      This program provides elite junior players with two hours of coaching every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, from June 3 - August 8. The Academy’s Director of Instruction, Keith Lyford says, “Junior golfers that attend regularly scheduled training sessions are less likely to pick up bad habits. With an intense instruction program like this, we have an opportunity to really accelerate learning and push each junior to their true potential.”

      The package includes a complimentary round of golf at Old Greenwood each day after class. Class is limited to just six golfers.

      Please call the Academy for more information or to register your junior golfer. 530-550-2670 or email: golfacademy@tahoemountainclub.com.