Junior Golf Lessons Frequently Asked Questions
Are there changes to the 2020 junior program?
Last year was so successful, especially with the on-the-course component that veery few changes have been made. In previous years there was a sibling discount of $5 per session. It was a bookkeeping nightmare since the scheduler cannot keep that straight. So this year all session fees are the same for each member or non-member child.
The range session fees were lowered to $15 for members (reg. $20) and the on course session is $20 for member children (reg. $35).
An added benefit for this year to accomodate the ambitious juniors is that their session credits may be used for any 1-hour Adult Group Instruction and Training session for only $10 or TWO session credits (reg. $39).
Why is 10 years old the minimum age to participate in the junior Be A Player program?
There are opportunities for younger juniors in our private lessons, make-your-own-group lessons, and adult-junior lessons. The Be A Player program is geared toward juniors who want to improve and perhaps be able to make their high school or college golf team in the future. It’s nearly impossible to meet the needs of those juniors as well as the needs of the 7, 8, and 9 year-olds who are wanting to give golf a try. So now there is a variety of offerings for any junior who wants to learn and play golf.
Are you willing to make a “minimum age” exeption for my 8 year old to participate in the Be A Player group?
Yes, absolutely. You may schedule a private junior lesson or adult-junior lesson with me. During the lesson I will evaluate the junior and can determine whether she/he would be a fit in the group session. Age is a general guide. Other factors such as skill level, maturity, ambition, and behavior factor into the decision.
What is the cancellation policy for junior sessions?
For all junior lessons — private and group — I require 12 hours notice. For lessons canceled with less than 12 hours notice, you may be charged 50% of the lesson fee. For group sessions canceled with less than 12 hours notice, you may be charged the entire fee. In case of an unforeseen emergency, please contact me. The scheduler sends a reminder email. Please check your inbox. Better yet put the lessons on your calendar!
May my child participate in the Be A Player on course sessions?
Unless you child has had at least a season of instruction with me, I will need to evaluate him/her during a group range session or private lesson before on course particpation.
Will there be golf clubs my child can use?
A child must have his/her own clubs, balls, and tees to participate in the on course group lessons. I will have some clubs for the juniors participating in the range sessions. I cannot guarantee the proper size for very small juniors. I recommend Dukes Golf in Annapolis for junior clubs. Tom and Kevin are awesome.
May I email you that my child will not be able to make a session or lesson?
Please use my online scheduler to schedule, reschedule, or cancel sessions. Only if it is less than 12 hours before the session, do I want to be contacted. I don’t handle manual session changes. My scheduler is mobile friendly so please bookmark scheduler web address. Please see my cancelation policy above.
Are you willing to make exceptions to other rules and policies?
I am always open to new ideas. If it is something I can alter and make available to all juniors and their parents, then yes I will make exceptions. Sorry, I won’t make exceptions for only one or a few — even if you are my very favorite parents or juniors. But if I can make it for everyone, then I will. I sleep better at night that way.
How does the “Be A Player Program” work?
Method #1 — Get an extreme member discount by prepaying for sessions: $140 for one child or $210 total for multiple children. Here is the pay link for this. Once you pay the scheduler will automatically deposit the session credits into your account. Then go to the session dates and schedule your child(ren). When the credits are used up, you may purchase extra at the discounted rate.
Method #2 — You may schedule your child(ren) into single sessions by paying the non-member session fee. You may schedule as many or as few sessions as you wish.
* This applies to both methods: Any junior 10-17 may schedule for Be A Player group range sessions. However, to schedule for the Be A Player On Course sessions, you either must have taken instruction with us for at least one season or be approved during either a private lesson or a Be A Player group range session.
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