Welcome to another exciting year of Junior Golf at Kemper Lakes Golf Club!
The staff at Kemper Lakes is very exited about Junior Golf. Through incorporating the PGA Junior Golf League as a model for our instructional programming, it is our mission to make Kemper Lake's Junior Program the most fun and exciting program in the North Suburbs.
PGA Junior League Instructional Programs
The PGA Junior League is a national movement to introduce junior golfers to competitive golf in a team setting. In 2016, over 18,000 junior golfers from clubs all over the country competed in leagues. The league is set up in a similar fashion to AAU and little league baseball. Teams compete in local leagues against local clubs in a six week regular season. A select few were able to advance to the regional all-star matches at the end of the season.
PGA Junior League Golf brings a "Little League" atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams made up of boys and girls age 13 & under, the league provides a structured team environment for young golfers to compete, learn and have fun playing the game of golf. We believe this is the best way to get kids involved and keep them involved in the game.
Due the success of this program, the Kemper Lakes Professional Staff has decided to use the PGA Junior League as a model for our instructional programs. Under this umbrella, we will introduce fundamentals of the game, while maintaining an enjoyable and fun group atmosphere.
PGA Junior League “Spring Training”
In this program, juniors will go through 5 instructional practices on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-6:00pm. The practices will introduce fundamentals in putting, short game and full swing, as well as introducing players to the PGA Junior League format and rules.
Beginning Saturday April 22nd at 4:00pm, the Spring Training team will compete in “house league” matches at Kemper. The 6-hole scramble matches will last until approximately 6:00pm on Saturday evenings.
PGA Junior League Summer Season
Team consists of up to 18 players that will represent Kemper Lakes Golf Club in five regular season matches agains Biltmore, Hawthorn Woods, Inverness and Royal Melbourne. Additionally, there will be weekly team practices held at Kemper Lakes on Thursday afternoons. The low-pressure competitive environment places the Juniors in a 9-Hole, two player Scramble format for each match. As the team will travel to other clubs, this will be slightly more competitive than the spring and fall leagues offered at Kemper Lakes Golf Club.
The format of the PGA Junior League is similar to that of AAU Basketball in that teams have the opportunity to make their way through regional, state and national levels of competition.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON JUNIOR GOLF
Juniors (ages 6-12)
Sunday afternoons - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Maximum of 12 Juniors per session
Junior Golfers can join us on Sundays from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a fun hour of golf. We will explore a different FUN-damental of golf each week with many skills challenges and contests. This is a great introduction to the game. We will also encourage families to head to the course after the clinic and stay at the club for our family friendly dinner options.
May 21 - No class, Family Golf Kickoff
May 28 - Chipping
June 11 - Wedges & Sand
June 25 - Iron Shots
July 9 - Putting
July 23 - Wood Shots
July 30 - No class, Parent/Child Championship
August 6 - Short Game Challenge
TUESDAY JUNIOR GOLF
Tuesdays from June 6th - August 22nd
Morning Sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Sessions: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
These sessions will be organized as and instructional session on the range. The golf professionals will divide the juniors up into stations that cover fundamentals in putting, short game and full swing. The golf professionals will also dedicate entire classes to on course time. We will have fun games and prizes during each session.
2017 Junior Golf Events
FAMILY GOLF KICKOFF
Sunday, May 21st
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bring your Junior Golfer Out for the Kick-Off event of the 2017 Junior Golf Season!
GolfZilla and a Big Break contest will be set up on the driving range for all of our Parents and Juniors to cycle through. There will be an Ice Cream Sunday Bar and prizes!
We will have a US Kids Golf fitter on hand to make sure all of our Juniors have the proper fitting clubs.
This will be a great opportunity for parents to sign their Junior Golfers up for summer clinics and programs.
Sunday, July 30th
Ages 6 & up
6 & 9-Hole Divisions
1:30 p.m. Shotgun
This was the most popular Junior Golf Event in 2016! Come join us for our Parent/Child Championship, where juniors of all skill levels are invited to play! Parents and juniors will pair up in a fun, alternate shot format. There will be a putting contest on the main putting green and a buffet lunch prior to play. Players may enjoy an Ice Cream Bar after play. On course contests are the highlight of this event!
* Parents who wish to participate with more than one child are welcome to play.