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We are very excited to announce our selection as an
Junior Summer Camp Location!
JUNIOR SUMMER GOLF CAMPS
Half-Day and Full-Day
Summer golf camps are a great way to introduce juniors to golf, have lots of fun, and meet new friends.
Our summer camps focus on building solid fundamentals in the most important parts of the game: putting, chipping, and the full swing with irons and woods.
We also make sure to have plenty of fun with golf-related games and activities.
We also make sure to introduce them to real golf on the course.
HALF-DAY Sessions run June, July, and August, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Check-in starts at 8:40. Pick-up is at 12:00.
Sessions are divided into three 1-hour blocks. Campers rotate through three different stations each hour, which includes instruction, practice, and learning games.
FULL-DAY Sessions run June, July, and August, Monday thru Friday, from 9:00-4:00. Check-in starts at 8:40. Pick-up is at 4:00.
Full day campers have lunch then we take them on the golf course each afternoon. On the course we teach course management, game management, mental skills, rules and etiquette.
Full-day campers must be a member of Youth on Course, which provides discounted greens fees for juniors at hundreds of golf courses throughout Northern California and beyond.
Some of the skills your juniors will learn are:
- Putting & Chipping
- Fundamentals of the Full Swing
- GASP (Grip, Alignment, Stance, Posture)
- Pitching and Bunker play
- How and what to practice
- Golf Etiquette
- Rules of Golf
- Life Skills
- On-course instruction
AGE & ABILITY
Half-day camps are for new golfers age 6 to about 12 years old. They run from 9:00-12:00 Monday thru Friday.
Full-day camps are for experienced golfers age 10 to 17. They run 9:00-4:00 Monday thru Friday, including lunch and play each afternoon.
Generally we have a good mix of ages in the half-day camps, mostly from age 7 to 11. The full-day camps can be a long day for younger golfers, which is why we recommend a starting age of 10. Typically we see a lot of 12 to 14-year olds in the full-day camps as they prepare for their middle school and high school teams. But we are flexible and will do our best to meet your needs. Just give us a call to discuss if you have any questions.
Sessions are organized roughly by age and more importantly by skill levels so juniors learn similar skills with other kids their own age and ability.
If you are not sure which level to select for your junior, give more weight to skill level rather than going strictly by age.
New golfers get a lot of emphasis on basics, while the more experienced juniors work on more complex skills.
LOW STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO
We keep our group sizes small – no more than 6:1 student to teacher ratio – so juniors get lots of personal attention and instruction.
They also get the chance to meet our coaches – the same coaches who teach our year-round junior Academy program.
We teach skills in a supportive and positive environment that helps them learn how to play great golf while building character and valuable life skills.
Studies show that juniors develop a higher level of self-esteem and stay with sports longer when the emphasis is placed on effort rather than results. That’s why you’ll find our coaches cheering right along with our juniors every step of the way.
We’ve planned out each day, each learning activity, and and plenty of golf-related fun. Juniors are kept busy and on the move, rotating through two or three stations each session, depending on the size of the class.
A Typical Daily Schedule looks like this:
8:45-9:00 Check-in and Warm-up
9:00-9:10 Welcome Intro, Safety, Life Skill Theme of the Day
9:10-9:15 Divide into groups, head to stations
9:15-9:35 Station 1: FULL SWING Lesson
9:35-9:50 Station 1: Practice Key Lesson
9:50-10:00 Fun Learning Game
10:00-10:10 Transition, water break
10:10-10:30 Station 2: CHIPPING Lesson
10:30-10:45 Station 2 Practice and Fun Learning Game
10:45-11:00 Transition, water break
11:00-11:15 Station 3: PUTTING Lesson
11:15-11:30 Station 3 Practice Key Lesson
11:30-11:45 Fun Learning Game
11:45-12:00 Transition to base, group activity, Life Skill lessons
Things To Bring
1. Clubs (if you don’t have clubs, please let us know before class starts)
2. Sun screen (please apply sunscreen before session starts)
3. Appropriate clothing. Layers work best. It may start off chilly in the morning, but is usually quite warm by the end of session.
4. Water bottle. We’ll have water, but best if your junior brings their own bottle.
5. Hat. Glove. Shoes. (tennis shoes are preferred. When we go on-course, golf shoes are ok).
6. Snack. Please provide a nutritious snack for the 10:00 break.
GET READY TO HAVE FUN
One reason our camps and Junior Academy sessions are so successful is our coaches. We bring experience, wisdom, and passion to our coaching sessions every day.
Lead coach Eric Jones is the Northern California 2014 PGA Teacher of the Year. Eric played his college golf at Stanford and also coached college golfers at Stanford. Two of his players went on to capture the NCAA team championship title. Eric is one of only a handful of PGA professionals in the country who also holds a Masters Degree in Sport Psychology.
He is a 2-time World Long Drive Champion who knows how to compete successfully at the highest levels. He credits his knowledge of the mental side of performance with helping develop his mental toughness and competitive drive. Eric writes golf instruction books and gives talks and seminars for the PGA and major corporations all over the country.
The other advantage we provide is our emphasis on learning how to play, not just swing a club.
Once a junior has mastered the ability to make contact we start providing instruction on playing skills – not just hitting the ball, but hitting it in the right places and learning how to get it in the hole.
The key to scoring is understanding how to develop a winning strategy.
Shot by shot.
Hole by hole.
Round by round.
To get better, on purpose.
If you have any questions not answered on the site, please send an email to Andy Morris at amorris @ ericjonesgolf.com 510-415-6302 or Eric at ejones @ ericjonesgolf.com.
We look forward to seeing you at golf camp this summer!