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Junior Golf

For many years the Highland Country Club Junior Golf Program has provided our Juniors with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game of golf from trained PGA of Canada golf Professionals. We pride ourselves in the overall development of all our Juniors and have had a number of them become golf professionals, attend American and Canadian universities on golf scholarships, and become very successful in the business world.

Again this season, our program consists of a variety of instructional sessions, special events and golf tournaments designed for all our Junior Members to learn and compete in a safe and fun environment.

Below is an outline of our program. Should you have any questions or wish to register for any of the events please feel free to contact the Professional Shop to discuss in greater detail.

Thank you,
Rick Pero
Director of Golf

Junior Golf Academy

Again this year we are going to offer a program (a minimum of two days per week) to all our Junior Golfers ages 8 to 18. This program will emphasize fun and participation. Time will be spent with our professional staff on the practice area as well as on the golf course. The program will run throughout the entire golf season with dates selected by consensus with our participants.

Recognizing that our Juniors are at different levels of competitiveness and skill, we will be looking to group our participants based on their current level of these qualities as well as the level of play they wish to attain. They will be encouraged to participate in all of the current Junior events that Highland Country Club presently offers and will be tasked each week with a variety of assignments to promote their development.

Tiny Tots Program

Back by popular demand! This is a program for all future Highland members. It is an interactive clinic for both child and parent that introduces your young children to the game of golf. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to have fun with the Juniors. Basic instruction in a safe environment. Cart Rides (Parents must drive carts.)

Summer Junior Golf School

This is an annual tradition at Highland and a great opportunity for your children or grandchildren to learn the game of golf. This week-long school encourages sound golf fundamentals, safety, plus other fun camp activities and most of all, a great time for the Juniors.
We will provide a good teacher to student ratio. Instruction on Etiquette, Rules, Grip, Stance, Swing, Chipping, and Putting.
Note: Supervision from 8 -9 am and 3 – 5 pm is available.
 

Junior Opening Day

We kick off the Junior season with a 9-hole game and lunch. At this time there will be a review of the current year calendar of activities, rules overview, on-course and clubhouse etiquette, etc.
Parents are welcome to join the Junior golfers for the meal and information session.

Monday Morning Junior Program

Format: FedEx Cup format with points each week. Four different divisions based on age. Accumulated total throughout the summer. Leaders in each division win prizes at the end of the season. Once per month, Pro Shop professional staff will conduct clinics on various aspects of the game.
 

Nash Cup

Each year Highland sends its top 6 winners from the previous year's Junior Club Championship to compete against players from Sunningdale and the Hunt Club for the Nash Cup. The three clubs rotate hosting the event and dinner.

Junior Amateur (Tyson Event)

In mid-July of each year, Highland hosts one of the premiere one-day events on the Junior Tyson Tour (www.juniortysontour.com). Approximately 150 golfers compete in age brackets for prizes which are presented during dinner.

Junior Guest Day

Later in July, Highland Juniors are encouraged to bring a guest for a day of golf followed by dinner and prizes.

Skills Competition

This is an opportunity for our juniors to test and showcase their golfing ability. Driving, iron play, chipping and putting skills will be measured to show their ability in all aspects of the game. The competition is then followed by a 9-hole scramble and a meal.
Parents are welcome to join the Junior golfers for the meal.

Junior & Senior

The Junior members are partnered with a Senior Highland member to play as a team in an alternate shot format. Prizes are awarded for the best team, as well as some closest to the pin and driving prizes. Followed by a meal.

Junior Club Championship

This two-day medal play championship is held in late August to recognize competitors who play well within their own age bracket. The event concludes on the second day with a dinner and award presentation.