2021 Fox Hollow Junior Golf

Junior Golfers Unite!

Get ready for a new and improved Junior Golf Program at Fox Hollow Golf Club for 2021 and beyond.  We’ve designed a system that will allow junior golfers to seamlessly transition from one skill level to the next as they improve their golf game and work toward Green Master status.  The overriding goal for the program is to provide junior golfers with the abilities and the confidence to know golf will be a part of their lives for decades to come.
These exciting changes will also make it easier for parents to know which junior program your golfer is ready for next.  And the new system will give junior golfers clear guidelines on what they are doing well, and what they need to work on to pass to the next skill level.
And in case you’re worried about skills tests ruining the fun of summer golf programs, don’t be.  We’ll be using the same fun lessons and games and on-course play to develop the skills necessary to advance.  Golf is fun and rewarding because the game is challenging.  The progressive learning and improvement that we’ve designed into our system at Fox Hollow will make golf more fun as junior golfers move through the levels.
As junior golfers enter a Level 1 program, they’ll receive a cap clip with a white ball marker.  The color of the ball marker will match the skill level of the program.  Upon graduating from Level 1, each golfer will receive an orange ball marker, signifying Level 2.  As new skills are practiced and mastered, golfers will rise through the program’s levels until reaching Green Master status.  And if you’re coming to Fox Hollow’s junior programs with previous golf experience and are above the beginner levels, your instructor will identify an appropriate starting level and you will progress from there.
PGA Professionals and experienced Fox Hollow golf instructors will be monitoring skill levels for each golfer throughout every program.
Example:
Level 2 Graduation Skills
Putting–Make 1 putt out of 5 from 5′. Lag 2 putts out of 5 inside 2 feet from 15′.
Chipping/Pitching–Downward strike, ball airborne and staying on the green.
Bunkers–Out of a greenside bunker in one shot 1 out of 5 tries.
Irons–Downward strike, ball airborne and flying toward target.
Drivers–Ball airborne and flying toward target.
Rules–How many clubs? Counting strokes. Play the ball where it lies…
Etiquette–Replace divots, repair ball marks, rake bunkers…
Play–Score a 3 from 25 yards (2 tries), Score a 4 from 50 yards (2 tries).
At Fox Hollow we teach the physical skills necessary to play better golf.  But we also focus on developing the mental skills that golf requires.  Most importantly we teach a growth mindset that says skilled golfers are not born, they are made through hard work and smart practice.  Not being able to hit a good bunker shot doesn’t mean you’re a bad golfer or a bad bunker player.  It means you haven’t learned the necessary skills and practiced them until you feel confident in hitting that shot.
The end goal of any instructional sports program is to give the participants a confidence to go forward to play and enjoy the sport for years to come.  Golf is the rare sport that allows for lifelong participation.  Developing the skills at a young age that are necessary to feel confident on the golf course is something that can’t be replaced in later life.
Scroll down for the golf programs offered this summer at Fox Hollow, and please reach out with any questions.
Eric Larson, PGA
GM/Head Golf Professional
Fox Hollow Golf Club
Mike Seiffert, PGA
Master Professional-Teaching and Coaching
Fox Hollow Golf Club

Level 1–Beginner.

  • New to the game and ready to learn. First year with a golf club in your hand. Never played, or golf experience limited to a few times at the practice range or on the golf course.

Level 2–Beginner.

  • Graduated from Level 1, or familiar with the motions of the golf swing through limited time (a year or two) on the practice range or golf course.

Level 3–Intermediate.

  • Graduated from Level 2, or familiar with most golf fundamentals and ready to play on  the golf course with limited supervision.

Level 4–Intermediate.

  • Graduated from Level 3, or familiar with golf fundamentals and ready to play the golf course at a good pace on their own.

Level 5–Advanced.

  • Graduated from Level 4, or applying improvement plans on the practice range and the golf course as they work toward local junior golf competitions.

Level 6–Advanced.

  • Graduated from Level 5, or ready to compete on school golf teams and in local PGA junior and state events.

  • Level 1 and Level 2 programs will often be paired together.
  • Level 3 and Level 4 programs will often be paired together.
  • Level 5 and Level 6 programs will often be paired together.

Dates, details and descriptions below.

Level 1/Level 2 Programs

Level 1 and Level 2 programs are geared toward beginners and will cover all the basics to kick off a lifetime of golf learning and enjoyment.  We’ll introduce the motions of the full swing, hit bombs with the driver, give the keys to a good short game, and everything in between.

FULL–Session #1–June 10, June 17, June 24  8:00-9:30

FULL–Session #4–June 10, June 17, June 24  9:45-11:15

FULL–Session #2–July 15, July 22, July 29  8:00-9:30

Session #5–July 15, July 22, July 29  9:45-11:15

FULL–Session #3–Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Aug. 26  8:00-9:30

$100 / Session

When registering for the above programs, please specify which session number/dates.  There will be a max limit of 12 golfers per session.  More sessions will be added as the above fill up.

 

Level 3/Level 4 Programs

These intermediate programs will expand on the golf fundamentals learned in Levels 1 and 2 to start junior golfers on the road to skill development and smart practice.  A mix of range time, practice green time and on-course time will offer a well-rounded approach to improving all areas of the game.

Session #1–Mondays,  June 14, June 21, June 28  8:00-9:30

Session #2–Tuesdays,  June 15, June 22, June 29 7:30-9:00

Session #3–Mondays,  July 12, July 19, July 26  8:00-9:30

Session #4–Tuesdays,  July 13, July 20, July 27  7:30-9:00

Session #5–Mondays,  Aug. 16, Aug. 23, Aug. 30  8:00-9:30

Session #6–Tuesdays,  Aug. 17, Aug. 24, Aug. 31  7:30-9:00

$100 / Session

When registering for the above programs, please specify which session number/dates.  There will be a max limit of 12 golfers per session.  More sessions will be added as the above fill up.

PGA Junior League

As junior golfers in Levels 3 and 4 start to feel more confident about their skills and their ability to play on the golf course at a good pace, the PGA Junior League offers a great start to golf competition in a team setting.  See the video and links at the bottom of this page for more information on this popular program.

Level 5/Level 6 Programs

Fox Hollow Spring Series

Mon, Tue, Thur.  April 12-May 20  3:30-5:30
18 Sessions – $250

The Fox Hollow Spring Series is a Level 5/Level 6 program and is geared toward the middle school or high school golfer looking for a comprehensive program that includes instruction, practice range time, on-course time, and on-course competition, all in preparation to make a school golf team in 2022 and beyond. Mixed in with top instruction from PGA Professionals Eric Larson and Mike Seiffert and on-course practice at Fox Hollow, we will play competitive rounds and track scores throughout the spring giving the junior golfers a taste of team golf. The Spring League will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays for six weeks, offering 18 sessions of PGA-supervised spring golf.

Fox Hollow Summer Series

Tuesdays–June 15-August 3 (Skip July 6)

Tuesday tee times start at 12:30–Private lessons as scheduled with Mike

This is the program that every Fox Hollow Junior Golfer should aspire to, and is geared toward middle school and high school golfers looking for an intensive summer program to improve and prepare for high school golf and beyond.  Features of the Summer Series include weekly on-course events and private lessons with PGA Master Professional, Mike Seiffert, along with an option to add a full Fox Hollow Junior Membership. More information at the sign-up link below.

Fox Hollow Fall Series

Details Coming Soon!

Building on the success of our Spring Series and Summer Series, along with requests to offer fall golf programs, get ready for the Fox Hollow Fall Series.  The course is in perfect shape and the fall is a perfect time to lock in the skills learned all season and make a plan for winter practice and the coming spring season.

2021 PGA Junior League at Fox Hollow

PGA Junior League is sweeping the country with its mix of fun team events and PGA-led golf instruction. Join the fun on Fox Hollow’s U13 team for the chance to play team matches against other courses, both here at Fox Hollow and at other golf courses in the NW suburbs. PGA Master Professional Mike Seiffert runs the practices so you’ll get the best instruction available to go along with the weekly matches. The format for the matches is two-person scramble, so the pressure is dialed down and the fun is dialed up.

Click HERE to explore the PGA Junior League website.

Click HERE to search and sign up for the Fox Hollow team.