SUMMER GOLF CAMPS Month long camps (4 Wednesdays) Ridge Kids (ages 5-6) June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 8:30-10am Cost: $150 per student
This camp is great for your youngster to get into golf. We introduce golf with fun games and focus on the fundamentals. We offer SNAG equipment for this group (Starting New at Golf) www.snag.com. Rental clubs & SNAG equipment are included.
Ridge Kids (ages 5-6) Camp Goals:
Learn the fundamentals of proper grip, aim, and setup
Teach the fundamentals of the full swing, chipping, and putting in a fun learning environment
Promote learning through interactive games
Encourage problem solving and group play
Introduction of rules and etiquette
Ridge Kids (ages 7-8) June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 11-1pm Cost: $200 per student
This is a great camp to start your junior in the game or continue their learning. We encourage more practice and play at this age with the introduction of competition. Rental clubs included.
Ridge Kids (ages 7-8) Camp Goals:
Teach the fundamentals of the full swing, chipping, pitching, and putting in fun learning environment
Introduction of on-course play and club selection
Promote learning through fun games and practice
Incorporate pressure situations with intro of competition
Continued learning of golf rules and etiquette
Ridge Rangers (ages 9-11) June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 2-5pm Cost: $300 per student
This is a more involved camp for a junior golfer who is looking to start golf or who has played and is looking for continued instruction and practice. This group will spend more time with instructors to hone fundamentals, be more comfortable on the course, and engage in competition with each other.
Ridge Rangers (ages 9-11) Camp Goals:
Teach the fundamentals of full swing, pitching, chipping, bunkers, and putting in a fun learning environment
Teach on course topics such as strategy, club selection, varying lies, and green reading
Instill positive practice routines
Incorporate team and individual competition
Encourage sportsmanship, and increase knowledge of rules and etiquette
Promote learning through fun games and practice
After-School Junior Camp August 9, 16, 23, 30 Wednesdays (to coincide with ladies night) $20 per class Ridge Kids (ages 5-8) 4-5pm Ridge Rangers (9-11) 5-6pm
A note to all our parents:
Our philosophy on junior golf is to provide learning in a fun, engaging way, and encourage the life lessons golf teaches. We also encourage overall junior development. The more sports, activities, or movements introduced to juniors, the more adaptive they become in their learning of a specific sport like golf. In this way it will not be uncommon for us to do a number of activities (sometimes not involving a golf club) to encourage this development for your junior. For example the HAPPY GILMORE Swing is a personal favorite as it engages dynamic balance, weight shift, and eye hand coordination (and it’s fun too!). We will tap into various activities and approaches to be effective teachers. Please feel free to reach out with any comments or questions.
Michael Weingartner, PGA
Head Golf Professional
Our Junior Golf Instructors:
Head Golf Professional, Michael Weingartner:
“Some of my fondest memories playing golf as a youngster came in the junior camps I participated in. I remember my favorite club was a 5-wood with a turquoise grip. I had so much confidence with that club. I would tee off with it, hit my next shot with it, and sometimes would even chip with it. My junior golf upbringing was fun, challenging at times, but definitely a great start for what has turned out to be a career and a life-long passion.” Mike turned professional in 2009 and enjoys teaching juniors of all ages and abilities. He likes to keep it simple, fun, and let them own their progress.
Assistant Golf Professional, Trevor Martinet
“By far my most enjoyable and spontaneous lessons are with our juniors. I recently had a lesson with a brother and sister where young girl had asked me if anyone had ever done a cart wheel than hit a golf ball. My response was, “I don’t know that anyone has ever thought to try.” The lesson ended with all 3 of us in turn attempting a cart wheel and hitting a golf ball immediately afterward. The joy that the kids get from learning and trying new things with no regard to failure is refreshing and keeps me excited to do my job on a daily basis.”
Assistant Golf Professional, Kyle Fleischood
Kyle has been involved with competitive sports his entire life and started playing golf at an early age in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He earned success in North Texas Junior golf tournaments and honed his professional golfing skills and expertise at the Golf Academy of America. Kyle worked as a Rules Official for the Adams Tour but his greatest passion is golf instruction and coaching, especially with junior golf development programs. Kyle’s career objectives include introducing the game to new and developing junior golfers, ensuring the game is enjoyable and in a fun atmosphere, and helping his students create experiences that give them a lifelong love for golf. Every golfer has unique abilities and Kyle has an accomplished approach for creating personalized development programs for each of his students to help them achieve the most possible from their golfing experience.
TROON JUNIOR CLUB AT THE RIDGE
Valid ages 17 & under
Hat, Bag Tag, Practice access with a paying adult Sunday – Thursday after 5pm, 10% discount off Junior Golf Camps, and complimentary golf after 3pm with paying adult, and complimentary rental clubs.