Golf course offers variety of programs for juniors

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A youngster in the Junior Development Program receives instructions from the Golf Pro. Photo by Donna Ritchie.

The Canyon Lake Golf Course offers a variety of programs for juniors, including golf lessons, a development program and summer golf camp.

Junior golf lessons are available by appointment. Lessons are $25 for a 30 minute session; $100 for five 30 minute sessions; $40 for one hour sessions and $100 for three one hour sessions. Signups are taken at the Golf Pro Shop.

The Junior Development Program is a golf instructional program for children ages 4 to 14. It runs every Sunday at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. There is testing every month to provide students with the ability to move on to a higher level. Once the student passes all three levels they are eligible to play with the advanced group. The registration fee is $100 and includes the first month payment, hat and golf shirt. Monthly fees are $60.

The following instructional stages are available:

Rookie Stage: This stage is for children ages 4 to 6 and provides an introduction to golf in a safe and game-themed environment. It provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in the next levels. Skills include running, jumping, throwing and catching.

Champion Stage: This stage is for children ages 7 to 10. It introduces students to the basics of putting, chipping and full swing while maintaining proper mechanics. Students will be allowed to play on the course after required tests.

Master Stage: This stage is for children ages 11 to 14. It emphasis on physical components such as flexibility, power and balance. This is the elite level and a majority of the students in this level are participating in local junior events.

For more information, contact Bryan Carlson at carlsonb@pga.com or sign up at the Golf Pro Shop.

The ever popular summer Junior Golf Camp returns to the Canyon Lake Golf Course July 10 through July 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp is hosted by the Pro Shop staff and is for children ages 5 to 17. Children will be divided by age and skill level. Each day Instructors will focus on different techniques from putting and chipping to pitching and driving.

Registration is $35 per golfer and includes instructions, skills test, awards and prizes. On the final day, golfers will celebrate their camp completion with an awards ceremony and barbecue.

Signups are taken at the Pro Shop. For more information, call 951-246-1782.

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