In 2019 Callaway is promising results that are Faster Than Humanly Possible. Experience it for yourself at Park Ridge Golf Course on January 30, 2019 or at Okeeheelee Golf Course on February 18, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
On February 5, 2019, tour inspired innovation from Cobra Golf will be showcased at Okeeheelee Golf Course. You can test out their softest, most precise irons from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The most wanted super game improvement iron is available only through Cleveland Golf. Try it before you buy it at Demo Day at Okeeheelee Golf Course on February 13, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
TaylorMade's SpeedFoam™ technology is available for iron and gap play. Could this be the difference maker in your game? Find out on February 27, 2019 at Okeeheelee Golf Course from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
It's the season to check out the newest technology in golf clubs. The following Demo Days have been confirmed from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm:
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Callaway Okeeheelee Golf Course
Friday, November 16, 2018 Mizuno Park Ridge Golf Course
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Cobra Park Ridge Golf Course
Friday, November 30, 2018 Mizuno Okeeheelee Golf Course
Summer golf camp is a great way to get your kids excited about the game of golf. We teach fundamentals but we also make it fun to learn and excel in the basics of swing, chip and putt. The JGFA golf camp is also unique in that we teach golfers of varying ages and skills together. This environment creates unexpected friendships and fosters friendly competition.
As a Golf Teaching Professional, I tend to be firm and direct yet encouraging with the junior golfers. This means I do not tolerate nonsense during my teaching sessions. I believe there is a time and place for fun. One of those times is at the end of a hot day when I have arranged for an impromptu water balloon fight. I don't do these everyday but when I do we have a blast and inevitably I end up getting soaked.
The most rewarding part of camp for me is seeing the growth. I recall one camper with a great baseball swing, he would make contact with the golf ball but the distance suffered. It was a challenge for him to make the adjustment to a golf swing, but when he finally got it, he was amazed by how far the ball could travel.
Some of our advanced junior golfers serve as volunteers and often compete against the campers in skill drills. These are usually opportunities for the campers to see what's possible for their future if they continue to practice. Once in awhile, a camper is victorious, like when an 11 year-old female won a chipping contest against one of our most accomplished volunteers.
This summer I created a new skill challenge with cones to help the campers become more proficient with putts that curve about three feet. This is a more advanced skill but one 10-year old female was able to get the putt in the hole. I also offer $5 to the camper who can sink a 50 -foot putt and I have had two 6-year old campers earn that prize this summer.
Only two more weeks of summer golf camp left, register your golfer today!
The Junior Golf Foundation of America, Inc. hosted their first Junior Tournament this past Sunday. I encouraged several of my junior students to participate because it gives them an opportunity to play against other golfers their age. Additionally, they will see first-hand how they play when I am not standing close-by to offer guidance. For my students it opened up a need to focus on a specific skill in our next lesson, it made them aware that playing competitively very stressful and most importantly playing in a tournament is a great way to build confidence.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND START TESTING YOUR SKILLS!
The summer is a great time to reconnect families through golf. Families that golf together stay together. Well it has worked for my family. I play with my daughter and I play with my brothers when we are in the same city. We have a lot of fun but we are also a tad bit competitive. If you feel the same way, consider participating in the next Parent-Child Scramble. Details are below: