with more questions. Our Junior golf programs are named to conicide with the progression of professional golf. Beginners will start on the "Mini Tours" and work their way up to the PGA Tour. Each level is designed for skill level, not age. Players of all ages can participate in any of the programs, provided it matches their skill level.
It is also our strong belief that parent involvement in our programs is vital. We want to partner with you, the parent, to help your child enjoy the game of golf more. In each of the programs, we strongly encourage parental involvement in the on course portion. Please contact Head Golf Professional, Jeremiah Hoffmann, PGA for more infortmation.
PGA Junior Tees
Beginning in the 2014 golf season, Rolling Meadows GC offers two sets of Junior tees, which meet the requirements of the PGA Family Course guidelines. Our philosophy is that the golf course needs to be "scaled" to fit the juniors' ability level. Only then will they have success and be hooked on the great game of golf! The two sets of Junior tees are designed to be a stepping stone to the red, silver and white tees in the future. Please follow this link to see the formula created by US Kids and PGA Family Course to see how we have set up our golf course. We also have a designated Junior Scorecard and all tees will have a rating and slope from the WSGA.
Please watch this short video on scaling put out by the United States Tennis Association. Even though the video is promoting tennis, the concepts are the same for golf.
Our Junior Golf Program is led by PGA Member Jeremiah Hoffmann. Jeremiah has been in charge of Junior Golf at Rolling Meadows since 2004. Jeremiah is a Certified PGA Member in the area of Golf Course Operations and is currently working toward becoming Certified in Player Development. He is recognized by US Kids as a Certified Instructor, is a Golf coach at the University of Wisconsin - Fond du Lac and is involved with Wisconsin PGA's "Golf in Schools." Part of becoming a US Kids Certified Instructor means that Jeremiah is also recognized as a "Double-Goal Coach" through the Positive Coaching Alliance. Jeremiah and Rolling Meadows GC are committed to the growth of the game of golf through Juniors. For more information on Jeremiah's Golf Instruction, please follow the link.
Assisting Jeremiah in the instruction during these programs will be other Rolling Meadows GC staff and area high school coaches. Rolling Meadows GC staff includes colligate players and very accomplished amateur players.
NEW!!! PGA Junior League Golf
One of the new options that I am most excited about is the PGA Junior League Golf. PGA JR League Golf is Little League for golf. It introduces the team aspects and excitement to the game of golf. We are VERY excited to be fielding a team comprised of boys and girls between the ages of 8-13. Our team will compete in matches against other golf course in the Fox Valley area. The kids will be put on two person teams and compete and in 3 Hole matches. In addition to looking for kids to compete, we will also need parent volunteers to help us transport kids to and from the matches. The 2017 team will be formed in early spring and matches will begin in late May or early June. You can find out more general information about PGA Junior League golf by visiting their website: www.pgajlg.com
Cost for the 2017 RMGC PGA JR League Team is $230 per kid and includes: 3 – 5 matches, 5 team matches, 5 individual practice sessions, a team jersey and an end of the year party.
Monday, June 12, 2017; 9:00-12:00
This is an opportunity for Junior Golfers to be introduced to the game of golf. It is open to any Junior age 5-18. Participants will learn that golf is FUN and have the opportunity to learn about and try some of the basic fundamentals. There is no cost for this clinic, but registration is required. Please follow the link above to register.
Thursdays June 15 - August 3, 2017
10:00 Skill Building*
10:40 On Course Practice (3 Holes)*
* If we have more than 16 registrations we will add a second session at 10:30
The "Mini-Tour" Junior Golf Program is the entry level program to the game of golf. Once a Junior has been to our free clinic and has the interest to continue, the Mini Tour is the first stop. This program will focus on the development of the skills needed to play golf. Those skills will presented in games and engaging activities. Each week participants will work on a different skill utilizing different parts of our facility. After the skill building portion is complete, Juinors will play 3 holes of golf.
We will also work on the skills required for the nation Drive, Chip & Putt Competition. For more information on the Drive, Chip and Putt, please see below.
Parents or Grandparents will be asked to volunteer to walk with a group at least once during the summer.
Included with the program is the season ending "Junior Championship" and Pizza Party on August 3rd. The cost of the program includes: 7 group lessons, 7 rounds of golf (with the program), 3 certificates for 9 holes with mom or dad, a Junior Golf "tee prize", and the season ending tournament and pizza party.
"Mini-Tour" Program Cost: $139.99 (tax inc.)
Thursdays, June 15 - August 3, 2017
9:00 Skill Building
10:00 On Course Practice (5-9 Holes)
* If we have more than 16 registrations we will add a second session
The "Web.com Tour" Junior Golf Program is the next step after our "Mini-Tour" Program. This program will build on the fundamentals and skills learned in the Mini-Tour. Participants must have participated in our Junior Golf Program in the past or pass a "skills test." This program will continue to develop the fundamental skills of the Junior but will also begin to introduce some more advanced fundamentals. Any golfer between the ages of 5 and 18 that meet the criteria are eligible. As with the Mini-Tour, after the skill building portion of the day, players will put their new skills to practice on the golf course, playing 5 to 9 holes.
Web.com participants will also work on the skills for the Drive, Chip and Putt Contest.
Included in the program is the end of the season "Junior Championship" and Pizza Party on August 3rd. The cost of the program includes: 7 group lessons, 7 rounds of golf with the program, 3 certificates for 9 holes with mom or dad, a Junior Golf "tee prize" and the season ending tournament and pizza party.
"Web.com" Program Cost: $159.99 (tax inc.)
Thursdays, June 15 - August 3, 2017
11:00 Skill Building
12:00 Competitive League Tee Times (9 Holes)
The "PGA Tour" Junior Golf Program is step three in the Rolling Meadows GC Junior Program. Participants in this portion of the program have participated in the Mini Tour and the Web.com Tour Programs or have demonstrated the ability to join this group.
The skill sessions will focus on advanced topics including course management and the Rules of Golf. After the skills sessions, the players will play in a 9 hole competitive league. The league will keep weekly standings and each player will develop a handicap.
This program also includes our "Junior Championship" on August 3rd. The cost of the program includes: (7) 9 Hole Rounds, 7 group lessons, 3 "practice" round certificates, a junior golf tee prize, and the season ending tournament (18 Holes) and Pizza Party.
"PGA Tour" Program Cost: $179.99 (tax inc.)
Drive, Chip and Putt
In addition to teaching the Junior Golfers the skills and fundamentals of golf, we will also prepare them for the Drive, Chip and Putt contest.
Local Qualifying for this National event is Tuesday, July 11th @ Whispering Springs GC. The event is open to Juniors age 7-15.
The finals will be held at Augusta National during the week of the 2018 Masters! To register for the local qualifier or for more information, visit:
If tournaments and lessons aren't for you and you would like to have the opportunity to play golf at an affordable price, check out our Student, Junior and Young Adult Permits.
More Information or Questions
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