Other Golfing Options
The best way to get better at golf is to play more golf! In additional to the CYC spring golf season, here are some ways to keep your golfer improving:
A PGA Professional can teach lessons at the course in a group a setting or one-on-one.
This is a PGA competition that is free to enter. Just for signing up, your child gets some nice swag. They can also learn a little about how precision is more important than power. There are three skills to compete in during the one day event (They are in the title).
Who knows, maybe your golfer advances through to the finals and you get to go to Augusta for the Masters!
Further information can be found on their website: www.drivechipandputt.com
Gateway PGA has a good development program for kids. They have a program that shortens courses the kids play on and as they get better the courses will become longer. Events are one or 2-day day tournaments with awards at the end of each event for each skill level.
Each golfer begins in the development program and as they improve they will earn their way into the 9-hole full length tournaments.
Further information including the event schedule can be found on their website - https://www.gatewaypga.org. Be sure to the look at the events that have development in the title.
You can also contact Gavin Hagar with any questions you may have. Gavin can be reached by phone - 636-486-4069 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him your kid is a South-Central County CYC player. He loves to hear that.
If you want to try out their program, they typically waive the membership fee for spring events and for fall events.
PGA Jr. League brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals.
Boys and girls of all backgrounds and skill levels learn and play together in a supportive, two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship, builds confidence and promotes sportsmanship.
With 42,000 participants in 2017 – and Ambassadors including Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson – PGA Jr. League has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.
The PGA Championship is at Bellerive this year. As of this writing, there are still tickets available for Monday – Thursday. Juniors are free every day. Up to 4 juniors will be admitted free per adult ticket. On Tuesday, August 7, there is scheduled to be a couple of hours of activities for kids to do without watching a single pro golfer swing a club.
Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.pga.com/events/pgachampionship