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This series of lessons will take individuals who have never played the game of golf and within five weeks, provide them the necessary instruction to be ready to play out on the golf course. The first four lessons will deal with grip and setup, as well as instruction on irons, woods, chipping and putting. The last lesson will be on the golf course, teaching students which clubs to use in certain situations and the rules and etiquette of the game. Repeat level 1 as many times as necessary. To practice and test their skills, at the completion of the level, each student will receive a free 9-hole round of golf with a cart to be used at their leisure. Clubs needed: Weeks 1 & 2 (5, 7 & 9 iron), Week 3 (1, 3 & 5 wood), Week 4 (7 iron, pitching wedge & putter), Week 5 (all clubs).
Sharpen Your Skills (15 yr-Adult) – This series of lessons is for individuals who have some experience of the game of golf but want to sharpen their skills or just need a refresher. The first two lessons include instruction of iron & wood play. The third focuses on short game (pitching & sand). The last lesson is instruction on the golf course. To practice and test their skills, at the completion of the level, each student will receive a free 9-hole round of golf with cart to be used at their leisure. Clubs needed: Week 1 (5,7 & 9 iron), Week 2 (1 & 3 wood), Week 3 (sand wedge), Weeks 4 (all clubs).
Advanced Instruction & On – Course Play (15 yr-Adult) – This program is designed for golfers who have spent time on the range but have limited or no on-course experience and would like to learn more about all aspects of a golf course while receiving some instruction. Rules, etiquette, pace of play, club and shot selection are just a few of the items that will be discussed. Participants will play a hole or two with an instructor for an hour then play in groups on their own until dusk. Bring your entire set of clubs each lesson.
Level 1 Beginning Youth Lessons (4-5 yr) – These lessons introduce the game of golf with special skill-building games and instruction. The class starts with SNAG Golf oversized plastic clubs and golf balls and move on to real clubs and range balls. Emphasis is on fun. All clubs are provided. Everyone completing the course receives a FREE golf club and round of family golf!
Level 2 Beginning Youth Lessons (4-5 yr) – These lessons are for those who have taken Level 1. All real clubs and range balls are used. New golf clubs and shot types are introduced. You can bring your own clubs, otherwise clubs will be provided. Everyone completing the course receives a FREE golf club and round of family golf!
Level 1 Elementary School Youth Lessons (6-11 yr) – In six one-hour classes, we teach basic fundamentals such as grip, stance, swing and short game. Kids play skill-building games and compete for prizes. We’ll also cover rules and golf course etiquette. Everyone completing the course receives a FREE golf club and round of family golf! Clubs needed: Any wood, any 2 irons, a PW and a putter. Clubs will be provided for those participants that do not have their own clubs.
Level 2 Elementary School Youth Lessons (6-11 yr) – This level is designed to prepare kids already introduced to golf to move into on-course play. Basic fundamentals are reinforced including grip, stance, swing and short game. Everyone completing the course receives a FREE golf club and round of family golf! Any wood, any 2 irons, a PW, a SW and a putter. Clubs will be provided for those participants that do not have their own clubs.
Junior High Youth Lessons (12-15 yr) – Designed for beginning students who want to learn the fundamentals of competitive golf and short game. Everyone completing the course receives a FREE golf club and round of family golf! Clubs needed: Any wood, any 2 irons, a PW, a SW and a putter. Clubs will be provided for those participants that do not have their own clubs.
Prospect High School Boys & Girls Golf Camp (Entering 9th-12th grade) – This program is designed for boys and girls interested in improving their skills and intending to play on the Prospect High School Golf Team. The fee includes all range, practice and greens fees, an 18 hole greens fee vouchers, prizes, t-shirt, and approximately 9 hours of golf instruction from Prospect High School golf coaches, PGA Teaching Professionals, and Alumni. All areas of the game will be covered and the players will learn team philosophies and drills. Beginners are welcome and encouraged to participate. The camps will be separate for boys and girls, as well as the dates are different. Don’t miss out on all of the fun! No make-ups for days cancelled due to weather. Campers will receive a free 18-hole greens fee for any cancelled days.
Challenge Golf League (10-15 yr) – This league provides competitive team play for juniors in the Suburban Junior Golf League. Boys and girls compete in team play with formats including scramble and best ball. Our team will compete in six meets and one skills challenge against area golf courses. Practice will be held each Tuesday at 1:30pm. Players have the option of 1 hour of instruction with a PGA Professional or playing nine holes on their own. Meets will be on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm. Players must have previously completed a minimum of two sessions of junior golf lessons to compete. All golfers must have their own set of clubs and a bag. All players receive a free team shirt.
Youth Play League (10-15 yr) – Non-competitive Kids can enjoy a weekly non-competitive nine-hole play with their friends and have the course reserved just for them. Staff will supervise play. Etiquette, speed of play and rules will be enforced, but the emphasis will still be on fun. Tee times will be assigned according to registration date, players may form their own foursome. One week prior to the first scheduled class date, players will be notified of the assigned tee time, which run from 1:30 to 3:30 pm each week. The participant’s 9-hole round will take around 2 and 1/2 hours to complete. To register, you must have completed a minimum of two sessions of junior golf lessons to compete. All golfers must have their own set of clubs. If the participant cannot play any week or the week is rained out, a 9-hole raincheck will be issued to be used at anytime.
PGA Teaching Professional Eric Pick:
Eric begins his 7th year as a PGA Teaching Professional at the Mt. Prospect Golf Club. Eric has been a PGA member for over 20 years and is driven to promote the game of golf at all levels. He brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience to each of his students. Throughout the season, look for both group and private instruction options. Please contact Eric at 847-380-1280 or www.ericpick.com for details.
Teaching Professional Gary March:
Gary has over 30 years experience in teaching the game of golf. He also has played in several PGA Tour Events including 2 U.S. Opens. To contact Gary for a private lesson, please call or text him at 847-922-7218.