Note: These 2 weeks are both part of the same camp. The first 3 days are all focused on basics and utilizing the driving range, putting and chipping greens. The next 3 days are all focused on the golf course itself, allowing juniors to experience golf in a supervised setting.
There are 2 categories that each junior falls into.
1) Beginning golfers – Juniors with less than 2 years experience. The main focus for this group is to learn basic full swing, short game, and putting fundamentals. Beginners will also introduced to golf rules and etiquette. The participants will receive a certificate of completion. A required level of skill, which is determined by the instructors, will be required to advance to the next group.
2) Advanced golfers – Juniors who have exceeded the beginners level. Primary focus will be on advancing skill development, additional course play, and preparing golfers to be able to play by themselves. Upon completion of this level juniors will be given an opportunity to qualify for Alaska state competitions. Qualification will be based on merit as well as a minimum skill score. Participants will be also be allowed to play on the golf course without parental supervision with the consent of the intstructors.
Zac Cowan and Bill Enberg will direct and supervise the BRGA Junior Program. Help! Help! If you can assist in the BRGA Junior Golf Program, we really need your help. Juniors who have completed the program, seniors, parents, we need your help to make this program a great experience for our little duffers. Please contact the golf course if you can help.
2019 Birch Ridge Golf Course “Callaway Kids” June 3rd-7th 9am-12pm
This year, 16 children that are new (never played) to the wonderful game of golf will be chosen to participate in our “Callaway Kids” at the Ridge Junior Golf Program. This is a program that is designed to replace Hook a Kid on Golf, while still keeping the same ideas and goals of introducing golf to kids and having fun along the way.
There will be a lottery drawing held on May 3rd to see which 16 children will be chosen to participate this year.
The BRGA will be covering the cost of all the necessary equipment, and if your child decides that he/she loves the game, you will have a chance to purchase the set they used for $150 at the end of the week. We are getting much better quality clubs than in previous years, that will outperform and outlast previous brands. We will be ordering Callaway Jr sets and Strata sets, which normally retail for between $299 and $399.
This is a great chance to let your child experience the great game of golf in a fun and safe environment, with instructors that truly love the game and wish to see it grow.