Junior Program Overview

Our Junior Golf Programs are aligned with the CN Future Links Program and Golf Canada’s Long-Term Development Model.  Consideration for the growth, maturation and development of your child will govern appropriate training and suitable competition experiences.

Our fun and fast-paced programs are conducted at the Sault Ste. Marie Golf Club.

Junior Golf Programs:

Future Links Learn to Play Camps are a 4-level development program that allows your child to progress through, learn and have fun with the game of golf as he/she makes their way through the levels.

Young golfers are divided into two distinct groups considering their growth, maturation and experience with the game.

  • FUNdamentals – Ages 7 to 9
  • Learn to Play – Ages 8 to 14

Within these age groups the players will work their way through the 4-level program

Program content at each level will include training in the seven core concepts of the Future Links Program.

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Seven Core Modules

  • Golf Skills & Performance
    All of the technical golf skills that will be developed over time: putting, full swing, chipping, greenside sand play, fairway bunker play and pitching.
  • Fitness & Health
    Sports physiology elements that will be developed over time: Fundamental movement skills (agility, co-ordination, running, throwing, jumping, hitting a ball), golf physical skills (balance, flexibility, posture, core strength and stability, whole body strength and power, cardiovascular fitness) and performance skills (nutrition, lifestyle, environmental factors such as heat and cold).
  • Golf 101
    Other cognitive elements of golf that play a role in the development of the “whole” player: safety, etiquette and rules, the course, equipment, golf terms, facts, Canadian golf heroes.
  • Playing & Competition
    Elements that prepare developing golfers for competition and overall play.
  • Mind Matters
    Mental management elements that will be developed over time: relaxation, breathing, stress and tension control, technical cues, goal setting.
  • Values
    Ethical elements that uphold the tradition and history of golf: respect, honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, responsibility and perseverance.
  • Parenting
    Educational topics for parents pertaining to children in sports: introduction to children in sports, sport participation, how children grow and develop, the mind of a child, sports injuries in young children, the role of parents and instructors in sport. Each level provides suggested material that parents should be exposed to.

Click 2014 FL LTP Parent brochure EN-v2 for a copy of the Future Links Program Overview for Parents.

Questions? Email Dan at danmissere@gmail.com