Minnesota Golf Camps - Junior Golf Program - Cragun's - Brainerd MN

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Chris Foley Golf School

USA Junior National Team

OUR MISSION…To mentor, guide and encourage our athletes and to make a difference in their lives. To provide young people with a world class coaching environment in a positive and inspiring manner. To develop our athletes into nationally and internationally ranked junior golfers. To provide our athletes the best coaching and training facilities in the nation.  The USA Junior National Training program is the nation’s first long-term player development program. The program contains five teams or “levels”: Development I, Development II, Future Stars, Pre-Elite and Elite.

FUNdamentals – ages 4-7

FUNdamentals (S.N.A.G. Golf – Starting New At Golf) introduces the concepts of the grip, stance, balance and the swing in a very age appropriate fashion. The program focuses on basic sports skills such as running, jumping and throwing. Juniors experience success because the equipment is developmentally appropriate and easy to use. The program will introduce the etiquette and safety issues involved with the game.

SNAG Golf equipment will be provided.

Series I – June 13-16
Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten 4:00-5:00 REGISTER
1st & 2nd Grade 5:15-6:15 REGISTER

Series II – July 11-14
Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten 9:00-10:00 REGISTER
1st & 2nd Grade 10:15-11:15 REGISTER

Series III – July 25-28
Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten 9:00-10:00 REGISTER
1st & 2nd Grade 10:15-11:15 REGISTER

Series IV – August 8-11
Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten 4:00-5:00 REGISTER
1st & 2nd Grade 5:15-6:15 REGISTER

4 Sessions per Series,  $70 per series

Developmental 1  – ages 6-10

Introduces key game fundamentals. Develops athletic skills, golf movements and overall sport skills. Open to boys and girls.

Key Concepts:

  • Grip – effective and functioning grip
  • Stance – procedure for each shot
  • Alignment – aiming the clubface and aligning the body
  • Scoring – how to keep each other’s score
  • Etiquette – where to stand, quiet, bunkers, pitch marks
  • Chipping/Pitching/Putting – angle of club at impact, loft, roll vs. carry

Program Dates: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 10:00 am-12:00 Noon (one hour of instruction followed by one hour on the golf course).

Cost: 16 hours of coaching, $260 per year. REGISTER

Developmental II – Ages 10-14

Focus on play and enhancing scoring skills while building on competitive golf experiences.

Key Concepts:

  • Putting – distance, control, green reading, ball position and aim.
  • Driving – distance and direction.
  • Swing – plane
  • Physical Condition and Health – balance, flexibility, posture, core strength, stability, and endurance.
  • Rules of Golf and  etiquette.
  • Club Knowledge – how far all clubs generally hit.

Program Dates  – Wednesdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24. 8:30-11:00 am (one hour of instruction followed by one and one-half hours on the golf course).

Saturdays: June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20. 11:00 am-12:0o pm (coaching, exercises, and drills to help players take their game to the course). Following practice, there will be an organized play opportunity.

Cost: Over 50 hours of coaching, $600 per year (Wed & Sat)   REGISTER
Wednesday Only $380 REGISTER


Future Stars/Pre Elite – Ages 12+

Individual one-on-one instruction* with organized supervised practice sessions.

Key Concepts:

Program is designed specifically for juniors seeking a structured golf training environment and is the third and fourth of five levels in the USA Junior National Program. Training is conducted in small groups and individual instruction by Certified USA Junior National Coaches. Future Stars/Elites participate in structured weekly training sessions to fine-tune their technical golf skills, sport performance, and fitness. Participants will also have numerous opportunities to implement their skills during on-course activities.

Program Dates:
Saturdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm, June 7, 14, 21, 28,  July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

*Program includes 8 individual one-on-one lessons with Chris Foley. Scheduled by appointment.

Cost: Over 70 hours of coaching, $1200 per year.