Stowe Mountain Resort

Junior Golf

Junior Golf

“Golf is a Sport, and Golfers are Athletes”


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.


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 Jamboree



Junior Golf Camps

2014 Stowe Junior Golf Camp - Level 1

DATES:                      Week 1 - June 16th, 17th, 18th

                                  Week 2 - July 7th, 8th, 9th

                                  Week 3 - July 21st, 22nd, 23rd

                                  Week 4 - August 4th, 5th, 6th


TIME:                         9:00AM-12:00PM

LOCATION:                 Stowe Country Club

AGE:                           8 and Older

PRICE:                        $250 Per week session

Day 1 & 2 Itinerary:  9:00-9:45 - Short Game (Chipping, pitching, putting,      Bunker play)

                                   9:45-10:15 - Games

                                   10:15-10:30 - Break (snack, rules, & etiquette)

                                   10:30-11:15 - Warm up & Full Swing

                                   11:15-11:45 - Games

                                   11:45-12:00 – Review

 Day 2 Itinerary:        8:00- 8:30 - Warm Up

                                   8:30-10:30 - On Course Play & Instruction

                                   10:30 – 10:45 – Break

                                   11:00- 12:00 – Awards Luncheon

Registration:              8:30-9:00am

Instruction:                With Ron Philo Sr. PGA and Sue Horton PGA Apprentice.

2014 Stowe Junior Golf Camp - Level 2

DATES:                     Continuation of Week 1 – June 19th, 20th

                                Continuation of Week 2 - July 10th, 11th

                                Continuation of Week 3 - July 24th, 25th

                                Continuation of Week 4 - August 7th, 8th


TIME:                       9:00AM-12:00PM

LOCATION:               Stowe Country Club

AGE:                         8 and Older

PRICE:                      $200 Per continuation of each week


Day 1:                       9:00- 9:45 - Warm Up & Review

                                 9:45 – 11:00 – Full Swing & Video Analysis

                                 11:00 – 12:00 – Games (Wedge Course)


Day 2:                      9:00- 9:30 - Warm Up

                                9:30 – 11:30 – 9 Hole Tournament

                                11:30 – 12:00 – Awards

Instruction:             With Ron Philo Sr. PGA and Sue Horton PGA Apprentice.

Junior Golf Scholarship

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

Memberships for the 2014 golf season to eligible students entering grades 6 – 12 in the Fall of 2014.

A scholarship equals half of the regular price of a junior membership ($222.60 with tax); 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 25, 2014. The applicant chosen will be notified by Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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 6/26-29, 7/19-20, or 8/30-31. 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 $125