STAGE 3

(Boys 12 to 16 years old, Girls 11 to 15years old)

 

Stage 3 is the period when advanced skill training really begins, and if the youngsters have already developed advanced motor skills and great athletic coordination, then teaching them a proper golf swing becomes much easier. Our goals during this stage are to train highly functioning golf skills that will last for a lifetime. It is the perfect time to teach perfect fundamentals like, grip, stance, posture, backswing, clubface, swing plane, downswing and hitting (impact). It is also the perfect time to build great techniques and feel for chipping, pitching, putting and bunker play.

 

I would now recommend introducing juniors to more serious competition and teach them how to cope with the physical and mental challenge that this brings. More emphasis will be placed on “Playing the Game” and skills like scoring, course management and preparation will be taught at a more advanced level.

 

Recommended coaching:

  • Harry Cooper Academy
  • Personal Instruction

 

Golf and Technical Skills

  • Full swing (advanced techniques in all areas)
  • Pitching and Chipping (advanced technique and feel)
  • Bunker play (advanced)
  • Putting (along with perfect fundamentals build feel, touch and stroke.)
  • Grip, Stance and Posture

 

Athletic Skills

  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Speed and Agility
  • Hand Eye coordination
  • Strength and Power
  • Core stability
  • Cardio endurance

 

Golf Knowledge

  • Golf etiquette, sportsmanship and Rules of Golf
  • How to practice with a purpose
  • Course management
  • How to prepare for a tournament
  • Learning how to compete