May 28th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
The Birch Ridge Golf Association was awarded the "2012 Don Springer Award" which recognizes the national Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf site of the year. It's an incredible honor for those of us who have spent so much time and engery making our Hook-a-Kid program the best possible experience for our area youth. We promise to do everything we can to elevate the program to even greater heights in future years!
This is a program designed for 8-15 year old youth who have never played golf and do not own a set of clubs. There are no costs to the participants. Sponsorship is provided by the Birch Ridge Golf Association and the National Alliance for Youth Sports.
The Clinic is open to 16 young people with applications turned in by April 16, 2013. Selection will be based on a drawing to be completed by April 19, 2013. Those selected will be notified by phone immediately following the drawing. If those selected find they cannot attend for any reason, other names will be drawn so we can have a full class of 16. To receive an application either call Bob Sizemore @ 262-5130 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants selected will receive instruction from Birch Ridge Golf Professionals Tom Walsh, Bill Engberg, and Nolan Rose plus assistants. Participants selected will receive golf balls, tees, a cap, a golf shirt, a golf bag and four clubs.
The Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 28th through Saturday June 1st at Birch Ridge Golf Course.
(All participants are required to attend each session)
An orientation Meeting for Parents and participants will be held on a "TBD" date at Birch Ridge Golf Course. As part of the Tee Level Clinic, each youngster is provided with a starter set of golf clubs and other golf items needed to play the game. In addition to being taught basic swing fundamentals, there is a special 30-minute presentation dealing with rules & etiquette, drug and alcohol awareness and golf course maintenance that are part of a Tee Level Clinic. At the end of the clinic, youngsters get to keep their clubs and all their other materials including a member bag tag that signifies their completion of the Tee Level Clinic.
Birch Ridge Golf Association Junior Camp
June 10th - June 14th, 2013
8:00 AM to 10:30AM (Monday - Friday)
Individual participant fee - $80.00
2nd junior golfer in same family $40.00
# 1) Beginning golfers
– Age 8-12 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 12 and above 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.
Tom Walsh, Bill Engberg and Nolan Rose 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, 7-on-7-off golfers, we need your help to make this program a great experience for our little duffers. Please contact the golf course if you can help.
Sponsorship is provided by the BRGA & Wells Fargo Bank
Download Junior Golf Application Form Here