PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE
We proudly announce our Club's participation in PGA Junior League Golf!!
PGA Junior League Golf is designed to bring a "Little League" atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 13 an dunder, PGA JGL provides a structured league enviornment for young golfers to compete and have fun. This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game.
PGA JLG Participants Receive
Team Jerseys, golf balls and PGA JLG bag tags
5-5 regular season competitions plus coaching /practice
Opportunity for advancement to post-season all All-Star teams
Access to customized website home page for our PGA JLG team featuring schedules, standing and stats.
Fun team scramble format for players of every skill level
All participants get to play in every competition
Advanced skills not required, must have access to a set of golf clubs
If your child can drive, chip or putt...we have a role for them on our JLG team
Local league play takes place during one of two time periods (determind by league Captains)
Option 1: May4th - June 15
Option 2: June 1 - July 14
July: City Championships
August: Regional Championships
September: PGA JLG Championship
How to Register: Please click on the link below or contact the golf shop for more details.
Member Registration Page
HAWTHORN WOODS JUNIOR GOLF SCHOOLS
In many junior programs there is no incentive for the young golfers to get better. They get a multitude of information in a short period of time but they aren't continuing to golf after the clinics conclude. Hawthorn Woods Country Club wants to do better for our golfers of tomorrow, so we designed a new program to truly help our young golfers realize their potential.
First, we feel our Hat System encourages the young golfers to strive to for improvement.
Second, the evaluation process is always ongoing with a concentration in areas where improvement is needed.
Third, a reward system is established for practicing as well as performing.
This program has many notable changes from years past but one of the most important changes is the timeline with which we conduct our new school. It is set over the course of 7 weeks - not 2. We firmly believe that with the longer timeline the students are not overwhelmed with information in a condensed period and adequate space is provided to practice what has been taught. If you or your child has an expressed interest in learning the game of golf in a proper environment, sign up for this school and experience the rewards this game has to offer.
Below is a closer view of our new program.
4 HAT SYSTEM
Each Junior will receive a hat designating their current level after their comprehensive evaluation. The goal of the “Hat System” is to encourage the Juniors to strive to improve their game. Points will be given and tallied throughout the series. As the Junior completes their level he/she will receive a certificate of completion and the next level hat. There are 4 hat colors; Khaki (Par), Blue (Birdie), Red (Eagle) and Black for a Graduated Junior. The ultimate goal is for each Junior to pass through all the levels and graduate from the program.
Each Junior will be evaluated before the start of the program and graded on many of the faucets of golf.
Each skill will be graded and points will be awarded. All the points will be totaled; the total points will determine which Hat Color the Junior will receive. Juniors may be evaluated no more than 3 times per season.
Khaki Hat– 0 to 100 pts
Blue Hat – 101 to 200 pts
Red Hat – 201 to 300 pts
Black – Graduated Jr. Golfer
Each Junior will be evaluated in the following areas and graded on a 1 to 10 point scale to determine their starting hat color. Upon completion of the evaluation each Junior will receive the proper color hat and a copy of their evaluation so they can focus on the necessary skills to graduate to the next hat color
Full Swing – Set up, Swing Technique, Distance and Accuracy – 40 total pts available
Chipping – Set up, Technique, Contact and Accuracy – 40 total pts available
Pitching – Set up, Technique, Contact and Accuracy – 40 total pts available
Bunker – Set up, Technique, Impact and Accuracy – 40 total pts available
Putting – Set Up, Technique, Speed/Line and Green Reading – 40 total pts available
Rules and Etiquette – 20 total pts available
Points will be earned by the Juniors during the Program to help them towards their next hat color. Listed below are some of the ways Juniors can accumulate points.
Points awarded from evaluations
1 hour of practice (either part of program or on own time) = 1 pt
Participation in weekly skills challenges
5 pts – 1st Place
3 pts – 2nd Place
1 pt – 3rd Place
Upon the completion of each week of instruction, each Junior will receive a “Report Card” describing where all his/her points were awarded and where he/she can improve in their game to receive more points.
Cost – $300 per Junior entered in the program. The 2nd family member is $275 and any subsequent family members are $250. This is an inclusive price for all clinics, evaluations, hats and prizes. Add $25 to each level for non golf members.
Evaluation Dates; May 18th, 19th, 25th & 26th from between 10:00am and 2:00pm, please call for an appointment. Other dates will be available if necessary. Each evaluation appointment will take approximately 60 minutes (30 minutes of swing evaluation and 30 minutes for the Rules and Etiquette test). Each child has to be evaluated one time to start.
Clinic Schedule – Each week will have a primary focus, Rules & Etiquette, Putting, Chipping, Pitching Bunkers, Full Swing Irons and Full Swing Woods
Khaki Hat from 9:00am to 10:15am
Blue Hat from 10:30am to 11:45am
Red Hat from 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Week 1 – June 12th & 13th
Week 2 – June 26th & 27th
Week 3 – July 3rd & 4th
Week 4 – July 17th & 18th
July 24th & 25th – Junior Club Championship
Week 5 – July 31st & August 1st
Week 6 – August 6th & 8th
Week 7 – Make up dates for missed classes TBD