It is our goal to provide quality instruction and insight on all aspects of the game of golf in the most exciting, safe and fun filled atmosphere for all to enjoy.
Shaun Finley, PGA – Director of Golf
Brent Mann– Director of Instruction
Open to our juniors ranging from 13 years of age and older. This group will receive 45-minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by 9-holes of play. Aspiring high school golf team young men and women are encouraged to sign up here!
Open to our juniors ranging from 9 to 12-years-of-age (general age grouping) – 45-minute instructional clinics by The Oaks PGA Professional Staff and volunteers, followed by an hour of supervised play.
Open to our juniors ranging from 8-years-of-age and younger – Basic introduction into the great game of golf – and lots of fun too! All time will be spent on the practice facility and putting green, except in the case of a rainy day.
- June 12
- June 19
- June 26
- July 10
- July 17
- July 31
- August 7
(rain date to be determined)
- 8am – 8:45am: Lesson
- 8:45am – 9:45am: Golf
- June 15
- June 22
- June 29
- July 6
- July 20
- July 27
- August 3
(rain date August 17)
- 7:30am – 8:15am: Lesson
- 8:15am: 9-Holes
- 8:30am – 9:15am: Lesson
- 9:15 am – 10:15 am:Golf
“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”
– Arnold Palmer
2017 Junior Golf Program
Please note that the following weekly schedule will apply to ALL age groups and ALL sessions.
Week 1 – Welcome Party
Sunday, June 4 – 1pm | Both Monday & Thursday Sessions
- Welcome, overview of course, student analysis
Week 2 – Fundamentals & Short Game
- “GASP” (Grip, Alignment, Stance, Posture)
- Overview of course, and student analysis.
- Fundamentals and Intro to Short Game.
Week 3 – Chipping & Putting
- Discussion and instruction on chipping and putting
Week 4 – Striking
- Discussion and instruction on how to hit solid irons shots
Week 5 – Getting up and down
- Work on chipping, putting and club selection around the green
Week 6 – The LONG game
- Emphasis on hitting the driver
- Juniors will learn proper ways to tee the ball, ball placement
Week 7 – Competitions and Review
- Review topics covered throughout the course and have a few contests along the way.
Week 8 – End of Year Party
Sunday, August 2pm | Both Monday & Thursday Sessions
- Year End Tournament
- Chipping, Putting and Driving Contest
- Food & Awards
***It is the intention of the Junior Instructors to have the participants hit balls everyday. All lessons should include hitting balls, though the lesson will be centered around certain aspects of the game.
Junior Golf Rules
Children enrolled in the junior program are asked to be accompanied by an adult or golf professional while using the facilities. While using the facilities please remember the following:
- No child without a valid driver’s license is allowed to operate a golf car.
- Proper golf etiquette must be used at all times. The golf professional’s have the right to protect the other participants and the golf course. This may mean excusing your child from activities.
- Soft spikes or tennis shoes must be worn – please no sandals or other sport cleats.
- Smile and have fun!
The Oaks 6 AFTER 6 Program
One of the unique offerings The Oaks has is our 6-after-6 program. The standard rate for 9 holes at the course is $29, but 6-After-6 will cost only $10 for adults and $8 for children 17 and younger. Prices include a cart as well as special kid friendly tees and scorecards.
The Oaks has a unique design that makes 6-After-6 convenient for players. The first six holes loop back to the parking lot, making life easier when shepherding a family on-and-off the course. As a bonus, players will also have the option of playing #7, a challenging 55-150 yard par 3. Most families should be able to play the six or seven hole “course” in less than two hours. Starting after 6pm means that there will usually be fewer people on the course, taking the pressure off beginners or children just learning the game.
Parental/Guardian involvement is key to the success of the program. The Oaks staff will never ask you to help teach one of the junior participants, we will simply ask you to aide in our goal of providing a safe atmosphere for all to participate. Parents or guardians of the children participating in the junior “Tiger” program will be asked to volunteer for two to three sessions of the junior program.
On the sign up form, please circle any dates that you would possibly be able to help when submitting payment. Volunteers will be provided use of a golf car to assist in escorting and supervising the juniors as they venture onto the golf course. Please circle volunteer dates you would be available on Sign-up form “B,” under the signature line. Please note, we will be sending an email confirming volunteer dates.
To request Junior Golf Sign Up forms, please email Brent Mann at firstname.lastname@example.org.