Junior Golf Academy

Junior Golf Academy

Welcome to the Junior Golf Academy at Nehoiden Golf Club

At Nehoiden we are dedicated to Junior Golf and committed to bringing young players into the game. Our game-based curriculum is designed to encourage young kids to learn and develop skills using games and interactive exercises. We find that this approach allows kids to learn quickly and retain more – and might even inspire them to practice! Most of all though - we value FUN!

At Nehoiden, we believe in getting kids ON THE GOLF COURSE so they actually learn to play golf.  We help kids develop individual skills (putting, chipping, etc.) in a game-based FUN environment; THEN we transfer the skills onto the golf course.  Kids learn how to manage themselves on a tee box, order of play, etiquette and basic rules, how to maintain the pace, all while having fun (and maybe even keeping score).  During our Spring Junior Golf Programs, we will get kids on course as space allows.  During our weeklong Summer Program, kids are on the course playing actual golf holes every day.

The Junior Golf Academy is available throughout the peak season at Nehoiden Golf Club and taught by the experienced Nehoiden Golf Club staff and open to all juniors, boys and girls, between the ages of 8-13. Our Director of Golf and Lead Instructor Leslie Andrews has been named a Top 50 US Kids Coach in 2018 and 2019.

 

Our programs aim to:

  • cover all aspects of the game including: etiquette, basic rules, putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.
  • incorporate modules using golf to communicate valuable life skills: an understanding of sustainability, nutrition, physics of the swing, and bird/animal identification on the course.

We are proud to be an Official LPGA/USGA Girls Golf site.  As such, we will offer season-long programming specifically geared to the special needs of girls:

  • Keep girls engaged in sports

  • Instill confidence in girls

  • Provide opportunity for connection

  • Encourage retention of girls in golf

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Spring Junior Golf Instruction

This spring, we will offer a 4-session Junior Golf program.  In the course of the 4 sessions, we will cover the fundamentals of the full swing (including videotaped swing analysis) and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. we will offer one GIRLS ONLY session, allowing girls to participate it the LPGA*USGA Girls Golf program, with instruction specifically geared for girls AND the chance to get cool Girls Golf gear.

 

Who: Girls and boys ages 8-13, of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced all welcome!)

When: After School, Tuesdays/Thursdays and/or Sunday Afternoons

2020 Spring Dates

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm: May 19, June 2, 9, 16

Thursdays, 4:15-5:45pm: May 14, 21, June 4, 11 

LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Sundays, 1-2:30pm: May 17, 31, June 7, 14

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  If you then decide to buy your child equipment, we carry Official US Kids golf clubs (manufactured specifically for kids – designed to fit height and swing speed), gloves, towels, and balls.​

Registration for Spring 2020 will open soon. Please subscribe through our Inquiry Form to receive email updates from Nehoiden Golf Club regarding 2020 Registrations. 

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PGA Junior League

PGA Junior League - Registration Now Open!

Nehoiden Golf Club is proud to participate in the PGA Jr. League

PGA Junior League is a game-changing opportunity for boys and girls to learn and play golf. The program brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from Nehoiden staff.

PGA Junior League is open to boys and girls under the age of 13 (as of 1/1/2020) with some golf experience.  If your child is brand new to golf, we encourage you to join one of our instructional programs listed in this Junior Golf Academy section.

Participants will compete on teams in a scramble format that encourages mentorship and builds confidence.The recreational nature of the regular season provides opportunities for skill and character development - on and off course - in addition to plenty of opportunities for fun, friends and family engagement with golf. Think Little League for junior golfers!

Each PGA Junior League golfer will receive:
  • High-quality team jerseys available in boys and girls sizes. 
  • Hat (new design), bag tag (new design), silicone bracelet (new), stickers and drawstring bag (new color)
  • 6 team practices (tentative schedule: Wednesdays after school, May 13th - June 17th)
  • 5 matches/tournaments: (tentative schedule: Sunday afternoons at Nehoiden Golf Club, starting on May 17th)

Cost: $375

PGA Junior League Player Testimonials (March 2019) from PGA of America on Vimeo.

To learn more visit the PGA Junior League website at pgajrleague.com

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Summer Junior Golf Instruction

Once again, we will be offering our popular Summer Junior Golf Program. Our game-based curriculum covers the fundamentals of the full swing and an overview of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play. The goal is for Juniors to develop a full swing, and learn the full array of short game skills. Participants will get on-course, playing real golf holes throughout the week. With our focus on Girls Golf we will structure “girls only” modules to address the specific needs and interests of junior girls golfers throughout the week.

 

Who: Girls and boys ages 8-13, of all skill levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced all welcome!)

When: 5-day, Monday – Friday program, 9am - noon.  

2020 Summer Dates

June 22-26

July 6-10

July 13-17

July 20-24

July 27–31

August 3-7

August 10-14

August 17-21

Note: No equipment necessary. We will provide equipment for anyone who needs it.  If you then decide to buy your child equipment, we carry Official US Kids golf clubs (manufactured specifically for kids – designed to fit height and swing speed), gloves, towels, and balls.​

 

Registration for Summer 2020 will open soon. Please subscribe through our Inquiry Form to receive email updates from Nehoiden Golf Club regarding 2020 Registrations. 

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Semi-Private / Private Lessons for Juniors

One-on-one lessons offer the fastest way to help your child improve his/her game.  A completely personalized approach allows us to set up instruction tailored completely to your childs abilities and learning style. Learn more about our experienced instructors here.

Lesson TypeDirector
of Golf*
Assistant Golf Instructor*Golf
Assistant*
1 hour$150$100$80
1/2 hour$85$60$50
2:1 (1 hour)$190$120$100
3:1 (1 hour)$220$150$120
Package of 5 1-hours (private)$650N/AN/A

 

 

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Playing Lessons for Juniors

This summer, for the first time, we will offer playing lessons for Junior Golfers.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Junior Golfers will go out on the course supervised by Nehoiden staff, from 2-4pm, playing as many holes as they can complete in that time frame.  The Nehoiden staff will provide tips on strategy, course management, club selection and will ensure that all golfers maintain the appropriate pace of play.  We will maintain a student:teacher ratio of 4:1 during these sessions, with a minimum of 2  / maximum of 4 participants per group. Participation in Playing Lessons for Juniors requires the approval of Nehoiden Golf Club Director of Golf, Leslie Andrews.  If you are interested in having your son or daughter participate in playing lessons, please reach out at:  Leslie.Andrews@wellesley.edu.

Cost: $150/2-hour session

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FAQs

What is the cancellation policy for the Summer Golf Program?

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session will result in 50% refund.  All cancellations within two weeks of the session start date will result in no refund unless the Junior Golf spot is filled, and then a 50% refund will be processed. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels then a full refund will be issued. Junior Golf is held rain or shine.

 

What is the cancellation policy for all other programs (Spring Juniors, Private/Semi-Private Lessons, Playing Lessons, Clinics)?

Cancellations more than 2 weeks in advance of a session will result in 50% refund.  All cancellations within two weeks of the session start date will result in no refund unless the Junior Golf spot is filled, and then a 50% refund will be processed. If Nehoiden Junior Golf Academy cancels then a full refund will be issued. Junior Golf is held rain or shine.

 

When and where do I drop off/pick up my child?

Drop off and pick up take place in the parking lot on Washington Street just across from the Wellesley College Club.  The closest GPS address is 3 Service Drive. All Junior Golf Programs begin on time so please be prompt.

Summer Only: Drop off is between 8:30 and 9am; pickup promptly at noon. If you drop your child off before 8:30am, he/she will be unsupervised until 8:30am.

 

My child does not own golf clubs.  What should I do?

We will provide clubs for any child who needs them.  Should you decide to purchase clubs for your child, we are an Official US Kids site and can source clubs for your child, specifically fit to his/her height and swing speed.

 

What should my child wear/bring?

Tie shoes!  No sandals, flip flops or loafers.  A collared “golf style” shirt. Shorts, skort or pants; no denim.  A cap. Suncreen!!!

We will provide water and snacks each day.  Please alert us to any allergies.

 

My child does not have a glove, balls, tees or other equipment.

Nehoiden Golf Club carries kid’s items:  gloves, balls, tees, towels, and should you want to buy clubs, we are an Official US Kids site and can source clubs for your child, specifically fit to his/her height and swing speed.

 

What do we do if it rains?

Junior Golf takes place rain or shine.  In the event that we need to cancel a day or days for some reason, we will inform parents by email.

 

How is Girls Golf organized?

We are proud to be an Official LPGA/USGA Girls Golf site.  As such, in the course of each weekly session, we will have activities specifically for girls.

We aim to:

  • Keep girls engaged in sports

  • Instill confidence in girls

  • Provide opportunity for connection

  • Encourage retention of girls in golf

 

How do I make contact with Nehoiden in case of an emergency?

Call or text Leslie Andrews:  (781) 283 3129 or Leslie.Andrews@wellesley.edu or come over to the golf course and ask any Nehoiden staff member to help you find us or your child.

 

Contact: If you have any questions you can email us at | nehoidengolfacademy@gmail.com