Stowe Mountain Resort

Junior Golf

Junior Golf

“Golf is a Sport, and Golfers are Athletes”

Purpose/Mission:

The Stowe Junior Golf Initiative and the PGA Sports Academy program is a collaborative framework based on research and best practices from PGA Professionals, PGA Education, allied associations and the long term player development (LTPD) standards for junior golf adopted by the PGA World Alliance. The PGA Sports Academy’s main focus is on developing core golfers that will have pathways to continue to play golf socially or competitively based on each individual’s desire.

Overview:

SJG and the PGA Sports Academy program will help youth learn to play golf and have fun in the process. The PGA Sports Academy program has three levels: Sport, Player and Champion. Each level has five areas that will help youth learn, develop and practice the skills to become a better golfer and enjoy the sport of golf.

  • Physical and Golf Skill Assessments
  • Sportsmanship, Etiquette and Rules
  • Fitness and Nutrition
  • Golf Skills
  • Golf and “Near Golf” Experiences

Physical and Golf Skill Assessments 

Physical Development:

• Fundamental movement skills                    
• Coordination development           
• Motor skill development                                               
• Athletic movement development                                    

Golf Skill Development:

• Instruction emphasis                                     
• Fundamentals (progression for each level)
• Rhythm and balance                                       
• Short game and long game
• Equipment Progression                                  
• Non-Golf (baseball bat, hockey stick, etc.)
• Near Golf (SNAG, Almost Golf, Birdieball, etc.)                                                                                          
• Golf (junior fitted and adult fitted clubs)

Sportsmanship, Etiquette and Rules

• History of golf                                                  
• Rules
• Etiquette                                                            
• Safety                                                                 
• Pace of play

Fitness and Nutrition

• Hydration                                                          
• Jumping
• Balance nutritional plan                                               
• Movement and Coordination
• Consistent eating pattern                              
• Balance
• Posture                                                              
• Throwing 

Golf Skills

• Target and alignment                                     
• Full Swing
• Putting (reading the greens and distance putting)
• Pitching
• Introductory Bunker Play 

Golf and “Near Golf” Experiences

• Hybrid golf (combining golf and other sports)         
• Putting Course
• Introduce playing in a scramble format

Junior Golf Scholarship

The Kirkwood Tournament & The Stowe Mountain Resort are proud to announce that it will be awarding limited Junior

Memberships for the 2015 golf season to eligible students entering grades 6 – 12 in the Fall of 2015.

A scholarship equals half of the regular price of a junior membership; the half paid by the family of the junior will be reimbursed if the child plays 10 or

more rounds. 

All Applications must be post-marked no later than Saturday, May 23, 2015. The applicant chosen will be notified by Wednesday, June 3, 201

Please note that it is expected that each scholarship winner volunteer two days at a “major” tournaments held at Stowe CC; the dates of these events are 6/28-31, 7/25-26, or 8/22-23. Winners are also expected to participate in two fundraising efforts to benefit Stowe Junior Golf ; dates TBD, but most likely Saturdays throughout the season.

PGA Jr. League                           

This is a team compiled of 12 boys and girls ages 13 and under who will compete

as a team against other clubs in the area. This is a local, regional and national program. It is structured in a way to provide a fun experience in a less stressful scramble format. We had a great first season in 2013 and looking forward to continuing that success. The season will start in mid June and have approximately 8 events, 4 home and 4 away. During the season there will be one practice session a week also. The kids receive a shirt and a rules book. PRICE TBD