2013 marked the third year in which the CCC’s Junior Camp followed the PGA Sports Academy format. This format emphasizes player development through Knowledge Tests, Physical Fitness, Nutrition, Skill Games, Golf and Near-Golf Activities.
The camp is divided into a Beginner Level and and Advanced Level depending on the player’s age and ability. The Advanced Level focuses more on golf-specific drills throughout the week and also get to spend some time playing on the course. Putting, chipping, and pitching are emphasized the most, with the last day being the only day we hit drivers.
The Beginner Level is geared more toward building athletes out of the youngsters, while teaching them basic movements that are needed for golf. From walking on a balance beam to kicking soccer balls, throwing tennis balls, or hitting balls off of a tee with a tee ball bat, we stress the importance of critical body movements for building the best golf skills.
Nutrition is a large part of the week as we provide each player with a healthy snack when they arrive and a sport drink. The week is capped off by feeding the gang a 9 foot party sub from our local Subway.
The highlight of the week has got to be the pool party. Although the water was a bit chilly this year, all joined in on the fun.
What a great week with a great bunch of young golfers!