The Sawmill Junior Experience

TRY GOLF

Sawmill Protocols for Junior Golf Lessons

TRY Golf is full for 2020!

“TRY GOLF” program introduces beginners to the game at a basic level.  If your child has never golfed before or has minimal experience then this is the place for them!!  Kids will participate in FUN team-based games that build skills and confidence!  These games will develop fundamentals in putting, chipping, pitching and full swings.  We’ll teach the basics of a proper setup (grip, stance, posture) and then work on balance and movement.  We’ll also provide an overview of the game of golf, simple rules, and common etiquette.  We aim to improve kids’ fitness and coordination while having fun and staying safe.  The U9 and U13 age groups will play the par 3 holes on our short course.  

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, pitching and full swings to enable them to play a few holes on the course.

2020 Program Outline for ALL TRY GOLF Programs

* 10 week program
* Week 1: starts the week of Monday, June 1st to Sunday, June 7th  *U6 started the week of June 15th.   *U9/U13 started the week of June 8th.
* Week 10: finishes Monday, August 10th to Sunday, August 16th  *U6 finishes the week of August 17th.  U9, U13 finishes the week of August 10th.
* BREAK WEEK: JULY 21st - 27th (No lessons)  *There was no Break Week this year.
* YEAR END BASH: Saturday, August 22nd from 9am-11am.  Bouncy castle, food, drinks & other surprises!!  *Cancelled - sorry.
* Three age divisions to ensure kids are learning with players of similar age and ability:
                - U6 (2015/2016)
                - U9 (2012/2013/2014)
                - U13 (2007/2008/2009/2010/2011)
               **NOTE: If your child was born in 2014 and is not ready for U9 (twice a week), please feel free to register them in U6.
* Every player receives a Sawmill Junior Golf hat
* Click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions

U6 Program Specifics

~ One 40 minute lesson each week
~ The player to coach ratio is 10:1 (with junior members and parent volunteers assisting)
~ Lessons take place on the driving range, short game practice area or putting green (schedule will be posted)
~ The following coaches will provide professional instruction for TRY GOLF U6: 
**Brody Whetham, PGA of Canada Class A Professional and a two-time Top 50 US Kids Golf Coaches Award winner.  Brody has 20 years of teaching experience and is one of Niagara's leading junior golf coaches.  Brody is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach (uskidsgolf.com)
**Kevin Niznik, PGA of Canada Class A Professional and a 4 time Alberta PGA Junior Leader Finalist.  Kevin has been teaching for 15 years and is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach (uskidsgolf.com).

2020 Available Sessions TRY GOLF U6

*U6 started the week of June 15th. 

*Wednesdays 4:50pm-5:30pm (Coach Brody) - Joe B, Blake B, Anthony A, Stone P, Zane P, Jaxson B, Mason M, Blakeley T, Cole P (Full Session)
*Wednesdays 5:50pm-6:30pm (Coach Kevin) - Harper B, Milo S, Sophie K, Samantha K, Charlotte P, Griffin Z, Gus K, Michael A, Rory S, Jack B (Full Session)
*Thursdays 6:30pm-7:10pm (Coach Kevin) - Vera P, Lukas K, Avery R, Max B,  Johanna W, Pierce B, Nicolas D, Cooper G (Full Session)
*Saturdays 9:30am-10:10am (Coach Kevin) - Nick M, Marlowe S, Hailey M, Matheson D, Tristan C, Kaitlyn R, Eric F, Lucas Z, Rylan K,  (Full Session)
*Saturdays 10:30am-11:10am (Coach Brody) - Addison R, Reese B, George M, Bennett F, Filip K, Sawyer S, Jonah K, Mason S, Keegan S, Norah S (Full Session)
*Sundays 9:10am-9:50am (Coach Kevin) - Imogen I, Declan D, Nicholas R, Ryan R, Elliott E, Emilia E,  Quinten C, Gavin R, Connor R (Full Session)

Cost:  $100 + HST = $113.00 (includes all lessons)

U9 / U13 Program Specifics

~ LESSON: One 40 minute group lesson each week ​
~ GAME DAY: Play Sawmill's Par 3 course every Thursday night at 6pm (June 18th to August 13th)​.  Kevin will be organizing the golf.  Details to follow by email prior to the first game day. 
~ The player to coach ratio is 8:1
~ Lessons take place on the driving range, short game practice area or putting green (schedule will be posted)​
~ The following coaches will provide professional instruction for TRY GOLF U9/U13: 
**Brody Whetham, PGA of Canada Class A Professional and a two-time Top 50 US Kids Golf Coaches award winner.  Brody has 20 years of teaching experience and is one of Niagara's leading junior golf coaches.  Brody is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach (uskidsgolf.com).
**Kevin Niznik, PGA of Canada Class A Professional and a 4 time Alberta PGA Junior Leader Finalist.  Kevin has been teaching for 15 years and is a US Kids Golf Certified Coach (uskidsgolf.com).
**Emily Zwier is our Girls Club coach.  Emily is an elementary school teacher and accomplished amateur golfer making her the perfect choice to develop this new and innovative program.  She makes golf fun while teaching the fundamentals of golf to girls in our community.  GIRL POWER!!!!

2020 Available Sessions TRY GOLF U9, U13 & GIRLS CLUB

*U9/U13 started the week of June 8th.

TRY GOLF U9 
*Mondays 6:40pm-7:10pm, Coach Brody - Jax P, Thomas H, Mason W, Logan W, Jack J, Emerson K, Elle O, Oliver S (Full Session)
*Tuesdays 5:20pm-6:00pm, Coach Brody - Keira S, Linden H, Nate J, Ella K, Carter B, Nicholas P, Grayson S, Nash J  (Full Session)
*Wednesdays 5:40pm-6:20pm, Coach Brody -  Pierce B, Kieran B, Simon W, Benjamin S, Colin K, Henry K, Finley A, Nicholas P   (Full Session)
*Thursdays 5:00pm-5:40pm, Coach Kevin - Annika P, Ethan K, Trevor K, Ava B, Grayson H, Carson F, Chase M, Lennon S, Ethan H  (Full Session)
*Saturdays 10:20am-11:00am, Coach Kevin - Nolan M, Tristan B, Olivia D, Caleb R, Peyton V, Jacob R, Alysa K, Hunter S   (Full Session)
*Sundays 10am-10:40am, Coach Kevin - Jamie J, Hunter C, WilliamT, Damian P, Thias P, Everly DF, Oscar DF, Harrison W  (Full Session)

TRY GOLF U13 
*Tuesdays 6:10pm-6:50pm, Coach Brody - Sam J, Julian B, Cameron M, Evan V, Ben W, Carson CZ, Andrew G, Benjamin K  (Full Session)

TRY GOLF U9/U13 age combo 
*Mondays 4:50pm-5:30pm, Coach Brody - Brian P, Kai D, Kaison V, Zane S, Colin M, Brayden B, Adrian H, Owen W  (Full Session)
*Wednesdays 6:40pm-7:20pm, Coach Kevin - Olivia W, Jaxson H, Micaela H, Anna O, Priestley O, Brady T, Kellen P, Braedon P  (Full Session)
*Saturdays 11:10am - 11:50am, Coach Kevin - Joshua H, Charlotte K, Mark J, Audrey B, Tyson L, Tate N, Emmett G, Seth B   (Full Session)

*NEW!! Tuesdays 4pm - 4:40pm, Coach Kevin -  Luke G, Olivia G, Isaac P,  Leila H, Royce H, Pierce H (Full Session)
*NEW!! Wednesdays 4pm - 4:40pm, Coach Kevin - Makenna V, Blakely V, James S, Dante S, Ivan S  (Full Session)

GIRLS CLUB
*U9/U13 Mondays 5:00pm-5:40pm, Coach Emily - Layla M, Emma B, Aurora G, Brooke G, Brookelyn E, Quinnlyn C, Everleigh C, Keira F (Full Session)
*U9/U13 Mondays 5:50pm-6:30pm, Coach Emily - Emily M, Brooklyn G, Brightyn C, Lexie W,  Molly B, Brynn T, Abby G, Alanna G  (Full Session)
*U9 Wednesdays 5:00pm-5:40pm, Coach Emily - Grace S, Mckinley S, Meg J, Addison A, Liliana J, Charlie T, Morgan S, Quinn P (Full Session)
*U13 Wednesdays 5:50pm-6:30pm, Coach Emily - Hope H, Madison W, Reese R, Kina K, Lillian S, Cadance P, Grace M, Kaycie N (Full Session)

Cost:  $150 + HST = $169.50 (includes all lessons and playing on the par 3 holes) 

Online Registration Details

- Priority registration is given to returning Sawmill Junior Program players until Saturday, February 15th.
- Registrations will be received on a first come, first serve basis.  
- You will receive an automated confirmation email upon successfully registering.
- Your child’s first name and last initial (eg. Billy S) will be posted next to the session that you signed up for.  *The website will be updated as quickly as possible.  Please don’t send an email within minutes of registering if you don’t see your child’s name!
- Please read our CANCELLATION POLICY before registering.

Junior Open House - CANCELLED 

~ Saturday, April 11th
~ TRY GOLF U6 from 9am-10am
~ TRY GOLF U9, U13 & GIRLS CLUB from 10am-11am
~ LEARN GOLF U10, U15 & GIRLS CLUB and PLAY GOLF from 11am to 12pm
~ Meet Coach Brody, Coach Kevin, and Coach Emily 
~ FREE use of the Driving Range for kids and their families (if weather permits)
~ Check out new and used clubs at the annual Fitting Day
~ Junior golf shirts for sale with Sawmill logo
~ Pick up your Sawmill Junior Golf hat

For more information about The Sawmill Junior Experience, please email Jeremy.

     

 

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