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2018 JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

Head Golf Professional                                                                                   Pete Micklewright

Assistant Golf Professional & Junior Golf Coordinator                                Mike Frisina

Assistant Golf Professional                                                                            Steve Flash

Assistant Golf Professional                                                                             Tommy Jones

PGM Intern                                                                                                     Jesse Cantley

 

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

Welcome to the Junior Golf Program at Edgewood Country Club.  Our intent is to introduce your children to a great sport they can play for the rest of their lives.  The program is designed to be a fun and safe activity for kids while providing sound instruction on the fundamentals, rules, and etiquette of golf.  This booklet includes the information you need to know about the program, schedule of events, and registration form.  You will notice many new things for the Junior Program this year including two intensive junior golf camps and a Junior Golf Club fitting /Demo Day.  The biggest change though is we will now start the program at age 6 with several other clinics available for kids starting at age 3.

The success of the program is dependent on parental involvement.  Parents will be required to participate as monitors on one play day in order for their children to be eligible for the program.  No experience in golf is necessary for the parents as we will help and train you that day or put you with a more experienced monitor to “show you the ropes and guide you through the experience.”

To participate in the Junior Golf Program Play Days each child must be 6-17 years of age on or before July 1. Yes that is correct.  We will start the program at age 6 this year!  The Program is open to all children or grand-children of members here at Edgewood.  We are also offering several clinics for children ages 3-5 during the year.  Two “Family Fun Days” are once again included on the schedule for children of all ages.  Please refer to the enclosed schedule for times and dates. 

All juniors must carry their own bag and be dressed in proper golf attire to participate in clinics or play days.  All shirts must be tucked in. We are looking forward to working with your children.  Please feel free to contact the Golf Professional Shop with any questions you may have. 

The following format will be followed:

Experience Level        Report             Tee Off Time               # of Holes Played

18 Holers                    7:30 am           8:10 am                          9 or 18 Holes

9 Holers                      7:30 am           8:10 am                          9 Holes

6 Holers                      8:20 am           9:00 am                          6 Holes

3 Holers                      9:10 am           9:40 am                          3 Holes

1 Holers                      9:50 am           10:20 am                        1 or 2 Holes

 

In addition to the instruction offered in the program, the Professional Staff offer lessons and clinics throughout the year.

 

1 Holers         

These juniors are new to golf and do not yet have the ability, or attention span, to play many holes or practice for long periods of time.  Our main goal with 1 Holers will be to focus on making golf fun and exposing them to the basic fundamentals.  Clinics will include instruction on the basics, fun games, and contests.  On Play Days, 1 Holers will play one or two holes from the junior tees with a monitor. 

3 Holers         

To become a 3-Holer, 1-Holers will qualify by scoring a 9(nine) or less twice, on the hole they play.  3-Holers will have basic instruction on full swing, putting, chipping, or bunker play.  Additionally, we will start to explain the basic rules and etiquette as well as conduct games and contests.  On Play Days, 3-Holers will play a three-hole loop from the junior tees with a monitor.  

6 Holers         

To qualify for the 6-Holer group, a junior must score 24 or less twice, on the three holes listed above, and also pass a rules/etiquette quiz.  6-Holers will have instruction similar to 3-Holers with an emphasis on rules and etiquette.  Our goals will be to prepare these juniors to play nine holes in a timely manner.  On Play Days, 6-Holers will play a six-hole loop from the Red Tees with the supervision of a monitor.

9 Holers         

Scoring 45 or less twice on the six-hole loop will enable a junior to become a 9-Holer.  A rules/etiquette quiz must also be completed and passed.  Instruction will be more specific on all areas of the game and the rules/etiquette of golf.  Challenging games and contests will be organized to help skill development.  On Play Days, 9-Holers will play either the Front or Back Nine without a monitor’s supervision.  Boys will play from the white tees and girls will play from the red tees.

18 Holers       

The qualifying test to become an 18-Holer will be carding a score of 55 or less twice, for nine holes, during a designated qualifying round.  On Wednesdays, 18-Holers will be exposed to more intense instruction and be required to have a solid understanding of the rules of golf.  Our goal is to have all 18-Holers skilled enough to play without supervision.  Additionally, we would like those who show sincere interest in golf to reach their potential to play in high school or college.  On Play Days, 18-Hole Boys will play from the white tees and 18-Hole Girls will play from the red tees.

All Play Day scores must be submitted to the Golf Professional Staff.

All starting divisions will be based on scores posted during the 2017 Junior Golf Play Days.  If your child did not participate last year, please contact the Golf Shop and a member of the professional staff will evaluate your child’s experience level prior to the start of the Junior Golf Season.

Weather

If there is a chance of cancellation due to inclement weather, a decision will be made by 7:00 A.M.  Please call the Golf Shop at (412) 823-2220 that morning.

Prizes

Points are accumulated by attending junior golf days, playing in events, answering questions regarding rules/etiquette, and displaying a positive attitude towards golf and others. 

 

Point totals will be tallied by the Professional Staff.  At the end of the summer, the top point leaders will receive prizes! 

 

The following awards will be presented as well:

Junior Club Champion (18-Holers)

Junior Club Champion (9-Holers)

Junior Club Champion (6-Holers)

Junior Club Champion (3-Holers)

Junior Club Champion (1-Holers)

 

Donald Ross Award

This award will be given to the junior who has shown the most improvement from the beginning of the year.

 

Arnold Palmer Award

Awarded to the male junior golfer who displays an especially strong ambition and desire towards the game of golf.

 

Annika Sorenstam Award

Awarded to the female junior golfer who displays an especially strong ambition and desire towards the game of golf.

 

Family Fun Days

We will be holding two “Family Fun Days” this summer.  The first tee will be reserved this day from 2:00-3:00 specifically for families to come out and enjoy our golf course.  Junior tees will be set up on the Front Nine and fun games will be held throughout the golf course.  This day is designed to attract ECC children of all ages, along with their parents (regardless of his/her membership classification) and grandparents to come and share a great afternoon together on the golf course.   These will be held on Saturday June 2nd   and Saturday July 7th.

 

ECC Junior League Interclub Team (Additional Fee will apply)

In 2016, ECC started a Junior Interclub team for kids between the ages of 6-13 who had achieved the status of being a 6 holer or better by the start of the season.  The team competed against teams from South Hills, Diamond Run, Montour Heights, and Allegheny.  We were thrilled with the success of this program and plan to continue it again for the 2018 season.  The golf staff will be contacting all eligible juniors in the spring regarding participating on this team and with a schedule of the match dates and practices.  The Country Clubs involved are subject to change as new leagues are set up each year.

BRAND NEW ECC JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS (Additional Fee will apply)

These brand new golf intensive camps are designed for the junior golfer who is serious about the game and interested in practicing hard.  These are not designed for the beginner golfer.  They will run for three straight days and be four hours per day.  The student/teacher ratio will be a maximum of 4 to 1.  The maximum amount of kids per session is 8.  The cost per camp will be $200 per junior golfer and include 12 hours of instruction dealing with all aspects of the game including ball striking, short game, mental approach, rules, and playing.  The dates and time of these camps are

 

June 19th through June 21st from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

July 19th through July 21st from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

BRAND NEW ECC JUNIOR GOLF CLUB FITTING DAY    

This year the club will have a brand new Junior Golf Club Fitting System from US Kids which will include drivers of all lengths and weights to make certain your children are using clubs that are properly fit for them.  This will be available to use and be fit by our Professional staff via appointment all day every day. 

 

We will also have a structured Junior Golf Club fitting/Demo Day on Sunday, May 20th from 2:00 – 4:00.  US Kids will be available that day so you can see all of their products and get fit for clubs, clothing, and gloves.  There will also be fun things on the range to hit at like a Giant Blow Up Alligator and of own golf staff dressed in the Snag Golf Suit. 

JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND FEES

The following is the schedule for the Junior Golf program.  There will be no pro-rated fee for partial attendance.  The cost is $130 per golfer.  This fee includes the weekly Professional instruction prior to all Play Days listed, Championship Awards, Participation Awards, a Callaway Junior Golf Glove (given on the first play day to all juniors), and a USGA Rules of Golf Book.  The fee also includes one additional clinic from the dates listed at the bottom of the page.  It does not include the PGA Junior League Team or the more intensive junior golf camps listed above.  Space is limited in each clinic and in the camps.  Please call the Golf Shop at (412) 823-2220 to sign up.

 

Sunday            May 20            Junior Club fitting /Demo Day           2:00PM – 4:00PM on the range

 

Saturday          June 2              Family Fun Day                                  Tee times from 2:00 - 3:00

 

Tues - Thurs    June 19-21       NEW Intensive Junior Golf Camp     Add’l fee applies – see above

 

Wednesday     June 27            Play Day                                             Start Time Based on Experience

 

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY PLAY DAY THE WEEK OF JULY 4TH

 

Saturday          July 7              Family Fun Day                                  Tee times from 2:00 – 3:00

 

Wednesday     July 11            Play Day                                            Start Time Based on Experience

 

Wednesday     July 18             Play Day                                            Start Time Based on Experience

 

Thurs - Sat      July 19-21       NEW Intensive Junior Golf Camp     Add’l fee applies – see above

 

Wednesday     July 25             Play Day                                           Start Time Based on Experience

 

Saturday          July 28             Adult Junior Chapman                        5:00 PM Shotgun

 

Wednesday     August 1          Play Day                                           Start Time Based on Experience

 

Wednesday     August 8          Junior Championship                         Start Time Based on Age

                                                                        Cookout – Awards Ceremony begin at 11:00AM

 

                       

                                                           

Tuesday Evening Clinics

In addition to the Play Day program, we will be offering additional clinics throughout the summer.  Included in the Junior Golf Program fee is participation in one of these clinics free of charge.  The cost of each additional clinic will be $20 per golfer.  Each clinic will be held on Tuesday afternoon from 5:00pm-6:00pm.  There is a maximum of 15 students per session.  Please call the Golf Shop Staff at (412) 823-2220, in advance, to sign up for any or all of these dates. These clinics will include more in depth instruction on all facets of the game.  Here is a list of those clinic dates. 

 

June 5th            June 12th          June 19th          June 26th          July 3rd            July 10th             July 17th July 24th               July 31st           Aug. 7th

 

 

Young Junior Clinics – Ages 3 to 5

Once again, we will be offering several clinics for all children ages 3 to 5.  This will be designed as a fun first atmosphere with a solid introduction to golf included.  These young junior clinics will run from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM on the dates listed below.  The cost is $20 per clinic.  Parents are encourages to stay and watch.  Golf clubs will be provided if needed.  No experience necessary! Fun is guaranteed!!!

 

Saturday, June 16th                             Sunday, July 1st                                   Sunday, August 5th   
EDGEWOOD COUNTRY CLUB

2018 JUNIOR GOLF REGISTRATION FORM

 

Name:  _____________________________ Age on July 1st ______ Sex: ______

 

Name:  _____________________________ Age on July 1st ______ Sex: ______

 

Name:  _____________________________ Age on July 1st ______ Sex: ______

 

Name:  _____________________________ Age on July 1st ______ Sex: ______

 

 

Address: ________________________________________________________

 

            ___________________________________________________________

 

Phone Number: ________________________ Account Number _____________

 

 

 Please call the Golf Shop Staff at (412) 823-2220, in advance, to sign up for either of the two intensive Junior Golf Camps or any of the Tuesday evening clinics which are all listed above. 

 

 

Monitors (No experience necessary in golf, we will train you)

All groups, with the exception of the 9 and 18-Holers, must be monitored on Play Days.  Parents will be required to sign up for one Play Day throughout the season to volunteer as monitors.  The parent will not be allowed to serve as a monitor in their own child’s group.  Guidelines will be provided each morning so each monitor will know their responsibilities.  If a monitor cannot make their scheduled time, they are required to find a substitute.  Please call the Golf Shop two days before your scheduled monitored Play Day to confirm what time you will be needed. In general, plan on helping from 8:00am until 11:00am.

 

Please indicate below the date you will be serving as a monitor.  If you would like to serve as a monitor several times, please check all dates available.

 

Wednesday (Play Days)

 

June 27______                        July 11 ______           July 18 ______           July 25 ______

 

August 1 ______                     August 8 _____                                  

 

 

Parent’s Consent Signature:_________________________________________________

 

 

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO THE GOLF SHOP BY JUNE 19th .

The Golf Shop Fax Number is (412) 829-2776.

The email address is pmicklewright@eccgolf.com