JUNIOR PROGRAMS

 

2017 Junior Golf Programs

Val Halla is known for the strength of their junior golf programs.  This year is no different.  Val Halla offers a number of robust junior golf programs covering ages 5-18.

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We also offer an after-school program to Greely elementary school-aged golfers (grades 3-5) that is very popular in the Spring and includes transportation from-school-to-the-course.  We also hope to re-invigorate our girls golf program which has been a huge success in the past!

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It’s never too early or too late to enjoy the game of golf.  The programs below are geared towards three distinct categories…Skills & Drills; Competition; and Golf Camps.  We offer programs in each category.  And what Val Halla doesn’t offer, Junior Golf Maine offers…through U.S. Kids, The First Tee of Maine and/or the MSGA Jr. Tour.

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Click on the program links below to register! For further description of our programs, please scroll to the “description and details” section below.


Should you have any questions, please email Brian Bickford at bbickford@pga.com.

Junior Golfer Road Map >>> Programs and Products Juniors


 

Skills & Drills Programs

Golf fundamentals and instruction while having fun and playing golf!  Perfect for all golfers who want to learn golf and work on their golf games.

Registration opens 4/4/17.  Program descriptions below.


 

Competitive Programs

Friendly competition through some of the best programs anywhere!  The programs are geared towards playing golf with instruction and coaching as needed.

Registration open now!  Class size limited. Program descriptions below.


 

Golf Camps 

A full-day and half-day camp with instruction, friendly competition and on-course experience!

Registration open now!  Class size limited. Program descriptions below.


 

Other programs:

State, regional and national programs offered throughout Maine and New England!

Registration open now!  Program descriptions specific to their websites.


 

Program Descriptions and Details at Val Halla…


Val Halla Future Legends!

Early Release Afterschool Golf (Grades 3-5)

This popular junior golf program will be offered as a way to introduce and instruct junior golfers in some of the vital areas of golf basics…grip and stance; chipping and putting; full swings; rules and etiquette.  It will also provide the opportunity to play the course should the golfers be “course ready.”  This course is perfect for the junior golfer who wants to learn the game of golf or improve their current skill level.  This program will be held rain or shine at Val Halla on each early release Wednesday.  Club storage and golf equipment is available for this program at no additional charge.

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course; (Cumberland Recreation will provide bus transportation from GMS and MIW after school).

Session:  Seven (7) Wednesday’s – 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6/7, 6/14 (not 5/31; short week)

Time:  12:15 to 5:00pm

Fee:  $175; limited to 18 golfers; click here to register


Wee Golfer Clinics (Grades K-1)

A POPULAR CLASS…this program is for juniors entering grades K-1.  This program is an introduction to the game of golf.  We will use the putting green and driving range.  Val Halla can provide clubs for this program.

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course Putting Green & Driving Range

Dates & Times:  Saturday’s from 10-11

Session 1 – June 10, 17 & 24

Session 2 – July 15, 22 & 29

Fee:  $0; limited to 16 golfers/session (Please do not sign up for more than 1 session); click here to register


U8 Junior League (Grades 1-3)

A program for juniors entering Grades 1-3.  This program will work on the basics but also emphasize what it means to become “course ready.”

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course

Session 1:  Dates & Times:  Saturday’s; 5/6 – 6/17; 2:30 – 3:30 PM (No U8 on 6/3/17 as we host Drive Chip and Putt qualifier)

Session 2:  Dates & Times:  Saturday’s; 7/1 – 8/5; 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Fee:  $59 Res / $69 Non-Res; limited to 12 golfers;


U11 Junior League (Grades 3-5)

A program for juniors entering Grades 3-5.  This program will work on the basics but also emphasize what it means to become “course ready.”

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course

Session 1:  Saturday’s; 5/6 – 6/17; 3:30 – 4:30 PM (No U11 on 6/3/17 as we host Drive Chip and Putt qualifier)

Session 2:  Saturday’s; 7/1 – 8/5; 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Fee:  $59 Res / $69 Non-Res; limited to 12 golfers;click here to register


NEW!  U14 Middle School Golf Program (Grades 5-8)

A new “ala carte” middle-school-aged golf program comprised of clinics, lessons and competition with a variety of options and levels of participation beginning in April and ending in October with three points of entry (April, June and August).  Clinics and lessons will be conducted under the watchful eye of a PGA Professional.

Modeled after PGA Jr. League, this program is based on a practice or two per week and an event or tournament once a week.  We are scheduling practices on Monday’s and Thursday’s throughout the golf season (April to October).  Please see the Val Halla website for more information.

Practice Location:  Val Halla Golf Course

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Spring practices (Monday and Thursday; 4/24-6/8) – $100 resident/$120 non-resident

Spring practices (Monday or Thursday; 4/24-6/8) – $60 resident/$80 non-resident

Spring events $40 per event – Register thru US Kids website (7 events available)

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Summer practices (Monday and Thursday; 6/19-8/3) – $100 resident/$142 non-resident

Summer practices (Monday or Thursday; 6/19-8/3) – $60 resident/$80 non-resident

Summer events $25 per event – Register thru MSGA website (20 events available)

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Fall practices (Monday and Thursday; 8/14-10/12) – $120 resident/$140 non-resident

Fall practices (Monday or Thursday) – $70 resident/$90 non-resident

Fall events $40 per event – Register thru US Kids website (8 events available)

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Time:  Practices – 3:30 to 5:00 pm; Events – US Kids, MSGA, NEPGA – Tee times to vary;  click here to register


New Travel Team Golf for 2013

PGA Junior League (Ages 8-13)

The most popular junior golf program nation-wide is offered again this year at Val Halla. Last year we had two teams. We practice once a week working on skills and drills. Practice will be held on Wednesday’s from 4:00-6:00 PM. We play on Sunday afternoon/evenings from 4:00-6:30 PM.

 

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course

Dates & Times:  Practice: Wednesday’s, 5/24-7/26; 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Competition: Sunday’s 4:00-6:30 (see website)

Fee:  Res $179; limited to 12 golfers each session. Team jersey, instruction, coaching, golf course fees, range fees, away course fees. Away course riding carts may not be included and charging is at the discretion of the home course.

Registration:  All registrations are on-line through the PGA at www.pgajlg.com.

CLICK HERE TO FIND TEAMS AND SCHEDULE!


PGA Junior Golf Camps (Ages 7-16)

Program Directors:  Brian Bickford, PGA and Mike Arsenault, PGA

 

Camp Highlights & Changes for 2017

  • Three (3) hours of hands-on instruction each day. This is dependent on each students golfing ability and golf needs as well as their ability to absorb golf instruction.
  • Use of advanced teaching technology (Swing Plane; Edufii; Flightscope; aboutGolf sims).
  • 9-holes of golf daily including on-course instruction (full day campers only).
  • “Camper updates” sent by camp director throughout the week.
  • Skill development awards and recognition.
  • Campers will make field-trips to a local area course and/or driving range to enhance the golfer’s experience and training expertise).
  • Golfers will utilize the Tee Box at Val Halla (state of the art indoor golf facility) from time to time during the week to work on various aspects of the game of golf.
  • Includes lunch for both half day and full day campers (menu to be distributed prior to camp and due on the first day).
  • End of camp week “PGA Junior Golfer Accomplishment Celebration.” This is held Friday morning.

Full-day camps (ages 9-16) provide an excellent opportunity for junior golfers to improve their technical skills as well as develop strong course management skills. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience level in order to create the most favorable learning environment possible.  Camps will be 4.5 days in 2017 with full days Monday thru Thursday and half day on Friday (M-Th 9:00-4:00; F 9:00-12:30).  Fee for a 5-day session is $350 per week.

 

Our Half Day camps (7-13) are designed to create in the ‘new junior golfer’ up through those playing at an intermediate level. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience level in order to create the most favorable learning environment possible. For three hours each day, campers learn or hone their skills with a strong emphasis placed on golf’s fundamentals and well as have fun!  We will also play one morning depending on the course schedule.  Camps will be (M-F 9:00-12:30).  Fee for a 5-day session is $195 per week.

Camp Size Restrictions will be 18 full-day campers and 8 half-day campers each session.

 

Sessions:

  • Session 1 – 4/17-4/21 M-F (Spring school vacation week; weather dependent)
  • Session 2 – 6/26-6/30 M-F
  • Session 3 – 7/10-7/14 M-F
  • Session 4 – 7/24-7/26 M-W (3-day short week)
  • Session 5 – 8/14-8/18 M-F
  • Session 6 – 8/21-8/25 M-F

 

Registration:  All registrations are on-line through the PGA at www.pgajuniorgolfcamps.com


LPGA-USGA Girls Golf (Grades 2-10) 

Program Director:  Karen Nicoletti, LPGA

#LittleGirlsBigDreams

We are excited to welcome LPGA Professional Karen Nicoletti, who will direct this program for 2017.  Assistance from local high school girl golfers will be an integral part as well.

A nationally recognized program, Girls Golf provides girls with quality golf instruction led by LPGA and PGA teaching professionals or certified coaches from The First Tee. Not only are they experts in taking girls from beginner to advanced golfers, but they also specialize in creating experiences that show girls just how much fun golf really is!

We help empower them with confidence and teach them valuable life skills. From Leadership skills to inspiring healthy living, we use the Five E’s of Girls Golf to Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize girls through the game of golf.

We anticipate splitting the program into two or three groups.

Location:  Val Halla Golf Course

Dates & Times:  Sunday’s; 6/18 – 8/6; Times TBD

Fee:  $99 Resident / $109 Non-Resident;click here to register


Val Halla Tournament Series 

Though out the summer, we will hold junior tournaments and events for our juniors.  The entry fee of $10pp for each event will include greens fee, food and winners prizes.

All ages are welcome and flights will be based on age.

2-Person Team Scramble – Monday, July 3

2-Person Team Best Ball – Monday, July 10

Junior-Guest – Monday, July 17

President’s Cup – Monday, July 24

Parent-Child – Saturday, July 29

Club Championship – Monday, August 7th

Fee:  $10 pp per event

To register go to www.valhallagolf.com .


PGA Jr. Camp is “thumbs up!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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