Junior Golf Programs
The Mission of the Junior Golf Program
The Mission of the Ballantyne Golf Academy Junior Program is to introduce young athletes to the game of golf in a fun and comfortable learning environment. Centered around playing the game of golf with objectives to getting students to score on the golf course our junior golf program offers progressive social and competitive options for all ages and abilities, while focusing on fundamentals of golf, athletic development, and personal growth.
Combining instruction, fitness and fun, our junior programs are geared to bring out the best in your child. Ballantyne Golf Academy offers programs year-round for all skill levels. From weekly clinics to summer camps for ages 5-17, we’ll make sure your child is learning the fundamentals and having fun!
Our Team & Facility
Ballantyne Golf Academy has acquired a team of golf professionals that focuses on your child’s development. Each of our junior coaches are certified in the Positive Coaching Alliance, which focuses on the coaches impact and assures that we will have a positive influence on your athlete’s experience and performance. Our facility and team of coaches are able to offer everything your junior may need including:
- TPI Junior Certification
- U.S. Kids Certified Coaches
- LPGA Girls Golf Host Site
- PGA JR League Host Site
- Operation 36 Facility
- Competitive Junior Golf League at our 18-hole Championship Course
- Indoor, All-Weather Training Facilities
We provide golf equipment and training aids for all camps and clinics. If, however, you would like to purchase golf clubs, we offer a full range of U.S. Kids Golf club sets at our Academy and will place special orders for anything your child may need that we do not offer. Junior clubs are determined by a U.S. Kids Golf measuring stick for 39″ – 63″ player height, and products will be matched to ability. If your junior is ready for custom clubs, our instructional and admin staff will work with you on next steps. Collared shirt and rubber soled shoes required. No denim. Junior sized golf apparel, shoes and gloves. If desired, a lot of these items are available for purchase at the Academy.
How to Choose the Right Program for Your Junior Golfer
We look forward to introducing your junior golfer to the game of golf! When choosing a program for your junior golfer, it is sometimes difficult to know which one to sign up for because you are unsure of your child’s abilities. Golf is like many other things in life; it takes a lot of time and practice to advance to the next level. If we only practice any sport for a few weeks of the year – we will always be a “new golfer!” Golf is a marathon, not a sprint. Below are a few questions you can ask yourself to help place your junior in the appropriate class!
How would you categorize your junior golfer?
- Beginner – new to the game
- Experienced – wants to play more
- Competitive – wants to win
- Aspiring Collegiate – wants to play at highest level
If your junior golfer is a Beginner, we recommend they try our Junior Golf Clinics, Operation 36, LPGA Girls Golf, and our Weekly Summer Camps.
If your junior golfer is Experienced, we recommend they try Operation 36, LPGA Girls Golf, PGA Junior League, TPI Fitness Clinic and our Weekly Summer Camps.
If your junior golfer is Competitive, we recommend they try Operation 36, PGA Junior League, TPI Fitness Clinic, Elite Junior Schools and our Weekly Summer Camps.
If your junior golfer is an Aspiring Collegiate player, we recommend they try Operation 36, and our Elite Junior Schools.