The Sawmill EXPERIENCE for Juniors
Sawmill is proud to be part of a community which actively supports the participation of our families in sports. We feel that the game of golf helps children learn important life skills and promotes positive character development. The Sawmill EXPERIENCE junior programs are an ideal way for kids to learn basic golf skills, develop proper swing techniques and build a solid foundation for their future golfing endeavours. Our goal is to make sure every student we teach comes to love and enjoy the game… and to hopefully make golf a lifetime sport!
All students receive the following benefits:
- A Sawmill Junior Golf hat (youth size)
- Kids play FREE after 3pm with a paying adult
- Preferred pricing on all US Kids Golf Clubs
- Kids menu in golf course restaurant. FREE beverage for Sawmill EXPERIENCE junior players (with purchase of meal)
- Unlimited complimentary use of the short game practice area
- Access to the driving range. Come practice with dad, mom, or grandpa!
Our 2018 Sawmill EXPERIENCE Juniors Programs...
TRY GOLF (formerly igolf)
The “TRY GOLF” program introduces beginners to the game at a basic level. If your child has never golfed before then this is the place for them!! We’ll provide an overview of what golf is, how it is played, simple rules, and common etiquette. We’ll teach the basics of a proper setup (grip, stance, posture) and then work on balance and movement. Kids will learn and practice putting, chipping and full swings. They’ll participate in fun contests to develop skills and confidence. The U9 and U13 age groups will play the par 3 holes on our short course. We aim to improve kids’ fitness and coordination while having FUN and staying safe.
For a child to advance to the “LEARN GOLF” level, they must demonstrate a good understanding of the setup (like grip, stance, posture) and show enough competence in putting, chipping and full swings to enable them to play on the course.
Classes available in U6, U9 & U13
LEARN GOLF (formerly Summer Kids League)
The "LEARN GOLF” program is for intermediate players that want to build on their basic skills to develop correct swing technique and more consistent ball striking. If your child has taken lessons or shows proficiency so that they can complete 3 to 5 holes (from junior tees on the BIG course), then this is the place for them!! Players will perfect their setup fundamentals and develop proper swing positions. They'll learn to use all the clubs in their bag by practicing different shots in friendly competitions. Kids will begin to understand golf rules and etiquette. We’ll still have FUN while improving your golf skills in a safe environment.
For a child to advance to the “PLAY GOLF” level, they must demonstrate the ability to competently play 9 holes while following basic rules and etiquette.
Classes available in U10, U15 & Teen Golf (15-18 year olds)
PLAY GOLF (formerly Advanced Junior)
Our “PLAY GOLF” program is designed to improve on already acquired golf skills and get kids playing in a weekly league. If your junior can competently play 9 holes from forward tees and shoot approximately 50 or less, by the rules, then this is the place for them! Students should now have a good understanding of the correct setup fundamentals and golf swing positions. We also expect they have the desire and motivation to take their game to the next level through practice and regular attendance. Players will have a weekly lesson and compete in an organized 9 hole Junior League that will enhance their skills, while learning about rules, etiquette, course management and sportsmanship. While safety and fun are always a focus, kids should also begin to enjoy the competitive aspect of the game.
For a junior to advance to the “PERFORMANCE TEAM”, they must demonstrate the ability to play a round in a predetermined number of strokes and be committed to practicing or playing 3 times per week.
The "PERFORMANCE TEAM" by Brody Whetham will teach, support and mentor you to compete in tournament play. If you're a dedicated and commmited player ready to take your game to the next level and play in competitive events, this is the place for you. All players will have weekly coaching sessions and on-course supervised play. You'll also participate in our Junior League to help prepare for other local tournaments and track your progress. The team settting will challenge you to become better and you'll have a ton of fun with other juniors of similar ability. The Performance Team will be selected from Sawmill Junior Members to ensure you're playing and practicing on a regular basis.
The Performance Team (Boys and Girls) will be selected by Brody from Sawmill Junior Members to ensure you're playing and practicing on a regular basis. If you are interested in this team, please contact Brody at 289-213-2555 or by email, to discuss your golf skills and goals.