Junior ‘Kick-In’ Program

KICK-IN JUNIOR PROGRAM FOR 2023!

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 6-14

Golf is a wonderful sport.  Not only is it an opportunity to be active and outside in the fresh air but golf courses tend to be one of the safest places to spend time.  Golf courses are generally beautiful with manicured grounds and transport the player somewhere special in their mind.   Golf is also a wonderful sport because it includes human skills such as honesty, respect, courtesy, and perseverance.  The Kick-In program will be focusing on these human skills throughout the levels helping grow the student as a person as well as to grow their golf skills.

The Kick-In program includes 5 levels to participate in.  Collect all the belt colours and obtain a Black Belt as students make their way through all of the levels.  Each level takes on a new shape as the program includes checkpoints for the students as they make their way through the program.   This is great for parents as now you can follow along in your child’s progress.

In all of our levels the students are tested openly during the final session.  All levels include ‘points-based’ testing on putting, chipping, and the full swing.  Level 4 and level 5 also include a round of 9 holes in which certain scores must be shot in order to pass.

All of the checkpoints are included in the level descriptions below.  (This may aid in selecting a level for the student)

Did you know that a “Kick-In” golf shot is a very short putt usually the outcome of a fantastic approach shot or long putt.   The program will give the students the tools they need to have more “Kick-Ins” in life and on the links.

For more information on each level see below.  If you are needed help deciding which level may be best for your child please feel free to email [email protected] and provide a brief history that the child has with the sport.

*Note* Students do not need to start in Level 1 – White Belt.  It is possible to begin the program in the later levels.

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Level 1 White Belt recommended ages 6-9

Our white belt program which introduces the great game of golf to boys and girls between the ages of 6-9.

This program :

  • is 4/60 minute lessons over the span of 4 weeks.
  • covers basics in grip, stance, posture, and ball position for many aspects of the game of golf.
  • covers full swing, chipping, and putting in a fun and encouraging manner.
  • is a great place to start if your child is new to the game or needs a refresher course.
  • is recommended before doing the level 2 program.

CHECKPOINTS TO PASS LEVEL 1 INCLUDE :

  1. Can hole 2 of 5 putts from a distance of 3 feet
  2. Can 2 putt 2 of 5 putts from a distance of 10 feet
  3. Can chip 3 of 5 shots to within 20 feet from a distance of 30 feet
  4. Can chip 3 of 5 shots over a very low obstacle placed near the player
  5. Can hit 3 of 5 iron swings 40 yards or more
  6. Can hit 3 of 5 driver swings 60 yards or more
  7. Demonstrates respect and focus during session

TESTING IS DONE DURING CLASS SESSIONS PASSIVELY

PROGRAM COST = $79.95 + GST

Includes

3 60 minute lessons in a safe and fun group environment

A coupon package including range balls, green fee, and mini putt

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

TO BE DETERMINED

SEE YOU IN 2023!

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Level 2 – Yellow Belt recommended for ages 6-10

Our Yellow Belt program for growing technique in boys and girls ages 6-10.

It is recommended, but not mandatory that a child has done the Level 1 White Belt program prior to taking the Level 2 Yellow Belt program.

This program :

  • is 4/60 minute sessions over 4 weeks.
  • is a great place to start your child if they have minor previous experience and are 8-10 years old or for a 6-7 year old who is showing promising skills.
  • grows technique through more advanced drills and games allowing for further skill acquisition in the golf swing.
  • incorporates basic rules and etiquette.

CHECKPOINTS TO PASS LEVEL 2 INCLUDE :

  1. Can hole 3 of 5 putts from a distance of 3 feet
  2. Can 2 putt 3 of 5 putts from a distance of 10 feet
  3. Can 3 putt 3 of 5 putts from a distance of 30 feet
  4. Can chip 3 of 5 shots within 10 feet from a distance of 30 feet
  5. Can chip 3 of 5 shots over a low obstacle placed near the player
  6. Can hit 3 of 5 iron swings 50 yards or more (girls) 60 yards or more (boys)
  7. Can hit 3 of 5 driver swings 75 yards or more (girls) 100 yards or more (boys)
  8. Demonstrates respect and focus during session

TESTING IS DONE DURING CLASS SESSIONS PASSIVELY

PROGRAM COST $79.95 + GST

Includes

3 60 minute lessons in a safe and fun group environment

coupon package including range balls, green fees, and mini putt

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

TO BE DETERMINED

SEE YOU IN 2023

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Level 3 – Green Belt recommended for ages 8-12

Our level 3 program is for juniors with prior experience or who are of age to learn intermediate techniques.

It is recommended, but not mandatory that the child has completed the Level 2 Yellow Belt program before taking the Level 3 Green Belt program.

This program :

  • is a great place to start if your child is new to the game and is older or if your child has some previous instruction and shows signs of skill.
  • is 3/60 minute lessons followed by a 60 minute testing session on the fourth day.
  • covers basics in pre shot routine, ball flights, and introduces tactics and strategy to scoring.
  • includes sessions on full swing, chipping, and putting.

CHECKPOINTS TO PASS LEVEL 3 INCLUDE :

  1. Can hole 2 of 5 putts from a distance of 5 feet
  2. Can 2 putt 3 of 5 balls from a distance of 30 feet
  3. Can 3 putt 3 of 5 balls from a distance of 50 feet
  4. Can chip 3 of 5 shots within 10 feet from a distance of 40 feet
  5. Can chip 3 of 5 shots over a medium obstacle placed near the player
  6. Can hit 3 of 5 iron swings 60 yards or more (girls) 90 yards or more (boys)
  7. Can hit 3 of 5 driver swings 100 yards or more (girls) 125 yards or more (boys)
  8. Can answer 3 of 5 rules and etiquette questions correctly
  9. Can score a 7 or better on hole #1

TESTING IS DONE DURING THE 4th SESSION AND MUST BE PASSED TO QUALIFY FOR LEVEL 4

PROGRAM COST = $79.95 + GST

Includes

3 60 minute lessons in a safe and fun group environment

1 60 minute testing session to qualify for Level 4

A coupon package including range balls, green fee, and mini putt

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

TO BE DETERMINED

SEE YOU IN 2023

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Level 4 – Blue Belt recommended for ages 9-13

Our Level 4 program is for juniors who definitely have on course experience or are 12-13 years old with a desire to learn the game.

It is recommended, although not mandatory, that the child has completed the Level 3 Green Belt program before taking the Level 4 Blue Belt program.

This program :

  • is a great place to start your child if they have done previous instruction and are showing signs of above average skill or they are older and will be able to hit the ball athletically.
  • hones in on the players ability to reduce their scores incorporating introductions to recovery shots and short game creativity.
  • teaches the player how to choose the correct club for each shot and further discusses strategy based on intermediate skill sets.
  • promotes on course etiquette with a more in depth look at the rules and handicapping.

CHECKPOINTS TO PASS LEVEL 4 INCLUDE :

  1. Can hole 2 of 5 putts from 8 feet
  2. Can 2 putt 3 of 5 balls from 40 feet
  3. Can chip 3 of 5 shots within 10 feet from a distance of 50 feet
  4. Can chip 3 of 5 shots over a high obstacle placed near the player
  5. Can hit 3 of 5 iron swings 90 yards or more (girls) 120 yards or more (boys)
  6. Can hit 3 of 5 driver swings 125 yards or more (girls) 150 yards or more (boys)
  7. Can answer 4 of 5 rules and etiquette questions correctly
  8. Can demonstrate a functioning knowledge of handicapping
  9. Can score a 5 or better on hole #1
  10. Can score 50 or better for 9 holes at Evergreen

TESTING IS DONE DURING THE 4th SESSION AND MUST BE PASSED TO QUALIFY FOR LEVEL 5

PROGRAM COST = $99.95 + GST

Includes

3/60 minute lessons in a safe and fun environment

1/180 minute (3 hour) testing session to qualify for level 5

A coupon package including range balls, green fee, and mini putt

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

TO BE DETERMINED

SEE YOU IN 2023!

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Level 5 – Red Belt recommended ages 10-14

Our Level 5 program is the pinnacle of our levels.  The child will earn a Black Belt for successful completion of this program.

It is recommended, although not mandatory, that the child has completed the Level 4 Blue Belt program prior to taking the Level 5 Red Belt program.

This program:

  • is designed for children with previous on course experience and instruction experience.
  • deals specifically with how to shoot lower scores with a focus on shot shaping, distance control, and risk management.
  • imparts strict on-course etiquette and a knowledge of rules and handicapping.
  • feeds into our elite Winter Players program and our competitive league play in the summer months.

CHECKPOINTS TO PASSING LEVEL 5 AND EARNING A BLACK BELT INCLUDE :

  1. Can hole 2 of 5 putts from 10 feet
  2. Can 2 putt 3 of 5 putts from 50 feet
  3. Can get up and down 2 of 5 times from 50 feet
  4. Can land the ball on the green 2 of 5 times from 60 yards
  5. Can hit 3 of 5 iron swings 110 yards or more (girls) 140 yards or more (boys)
  6. Can hit 3 of 5 driver swings 150 yards or more (girls) 200 yards or more (boys)
  7. Can answer 3 of 5 rules and etiquette questions correctly
  8. Can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of handicapping
  9. Can score a 4 or better on hole #1
  10. Can score a 40 or better for 9 holes at Evergreen

TESTING IS DONE DURING THE 4th SESSION AND MUST BE PASSED TO EARN A BLACK BELT

PROGRAM COST = $99.95 + GST

Includes

3/60 minute lessons in a safe and fun environment

1/180 minute (3 Hour) testing session to earn a Black Belt

A coupon package including range balls, green fee, and mini putt

SESSION DATES AND TIMES

TO BE DETERMINED

SEE YOU IN 2023!