Sign up the kids to Join Us this Summer for Junior Golf programs at EagleVail Golf Club
The EagleVail Golf Club Junior Golf programming for the 2016 summer will be offered in three parts, the First Tee of Eagle County instructional camps, PGA Jr. League and the First Tee Player’s Series. Please see the rest of this packet for information on all three and get ready for the best summer of golf ever at EagleVail!
The First Tee of Eagle CountyJunior Golf Camps
EagleVail Golf Club will be offering the same 4-day camps as we have the past two years in June, July & August. Juniors will come from 9a-Noon, M-Th. Groups will be divided by age for registration purposes but adjustments are made for siblings or based on ability level. Camps will focus on golf skills, life skills and other games and fitness activities to engage the kids and encourage safety, fun and learning in a golf setting.
9:00 a.m. - Noon $129 per child
Please visit www.thefirstteeofeaglecounty.com to see schedules and register.
PGA Junior League
For the last nine years, the First Tee of Eagle County has offered a Monday afternoon Player’s League. This was a program that offered junior golfers the opportunity to be on a team coached by golf professional and to play some of the beautiful courses in our valley. The PGA Golf Professionals in Eagle County, who have administered The First Tee Player’s League in the past, decided to transition to the PGA Junior League in 2015.
In 2011, the PGA of America launched a national program called PGA Junior League. The concept was to create something like baseball’s Little League, but for golf. This program has seen tremendous growth throughout the country and in Colorado.
Many of the parameters are the same. Junior golfers, ages 13 and under, will participate on a team of 10-12 players, receive weekly instruction from a PGA Golf Professional and will have the opportunity to play other courses in weekly matches here in Eagle County. The price for the PGA Junior League has been set at $200 for the 2017 season.
We believe that the PGA Junior League will help us to create a positive, encouraging, and more inclusive experience. The nine hole format will now be scored in a scramble format. Eight kids travel as a team where then two kids from our team will play against two kids from the other team on each hole. They earn a point for each hole that they win. Every three holes, players have the option to sub in a teammate. Those who are waiting to play their three holes are coaching, encouraging, reading putts, tending the flagstick, etc. The parents and coaches stay on the cart path and are mostly quiet, only there if the need arises.
There is an opportunity for some of the kids to move on to compete at a larger regional level and even potentially play in a National Championship. We see the benefits of the PGA Junior League to be that more kids will be able to participate each week and believe the format of the competition will be more fun.
For a 30 sec commercial spot: https://vimeo.com/139583208
For a 10 min parental informational video: https://vimeo.com/154789845
Here is the direct link to register for the EagleVail Golf Club team: