Golf Channel Academy Junior Camps, Jacksonville
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Golf Channel Academy
Players of all skill levels are invited to join Golf Channel Academy Coach, Kirk Jones, for a week of golf camp in Jacksonville, FL this summer. Coach Jones and his staff have designed a curriculum to focus on all aspects of the game in a fun, camp environment.
HALF DAY CAMPS 8:30-11:30am
These programs include 12 total hours of range instruction and are designed to foster development in golfers of all abilities. Strong emphasis is placed on the fundamentals—stance, grip, posture, full swing, rules & etiquette, etc. Campers receive quality instruction and repetition using a systematic approach to utilize the lessons that were learned in previous sessions. By the last day, each junior golfer will see improvement in his or her game. This program is open to boys and girls, ages 5-13.
- Daily focus on putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots and full swing
- Sessions on rules, etiquette, course management and strategy
- Swingview Pro video system integrated with Flightscope
- Positive and healthy learning environment
- Camper amenity package including a hat, one dozen golf balls, and graduation certificate
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Camp Director Kirk Jones
Kirk Jones is a true pioneer and leader in modern fundamental golf instruction. Kirk’s accomplishments include improving from an 18+ handicap to scratch golfer and Junior All-American in one year, being named as an NCAA All-star team member (1982), and winning professional events in 5 consecutive decades.View Kirk Jones's Bio ⟩
Kirk is uncanny at crafting fundamental golf technique to be appropriate for students of all ages, genders, shapes, sizes and disabilities. As an added bonus (and because he is an avid fisherman) Kirk and his teaching team have created a unique corporate outing experience aptly named “blast and cast”, combining golf and fishing adventures. Kirk has contributed a DVD and two important books aimed at instructors and students alike. His works comprehensively define, prioritize and update proper fundamental instruction with the fantastic new equipment and technologies. These offerings are clear documentation of Kirk's leadership in fundamental instruction and pave the way for dramatically improving both the teacher and the student. His new book and teaching model breathe new life into a game considered by many to be too difficult and time consuming to learn. Come learn for yourself, why this perception is not truth!
Coach Steve Schaff
A Senior Class A PGA Professional, Steve is the former director of player development at Ironwood GC in Gainesville, FL. A highly competitive golfer, he played in two U.S. Senior Opens (2007, 2011),...View Steve Schaff's Bio ⟩
A Senior Class A PGA Professional, Steve is the former director of player development at Ironwood GC in Gainesville, FL. A highly competitive golfer, he played in two U.S. Senior Opens (2007, 2011), qualifying for the latter (as an alternate) by shooting 6-under over the final five holes—including a hole-in-one—in his qualifier.
Coach Leslie Fischer
In addition to working part-time for the Golf Channel Academy with Kirk Jones, Leslie is an Assistant Golf Professional at Windsor Parke Golf Club and coach with The First Tee of North Florida....View Leslie Fischer's Bio ⟩
In addition to working part-time for the Golf Channel Academy with Kirk Jones, Leslie is an Assistant Golf Professional at Windsor Parke Golf Club and coach with The First Tee of North Florida. Previously she was a Certified Personal Coach with GolfTEC-Jacksonville and an Assistant Pro at Champions Club at Julington Creek.
Golf Channel Academy Junior Camps provide campers with the tools necessary to improve in a fun, positive environment. Learn from some of America's best coaches and get better this summer, regardless of your starting point. Upon arrival, campers are evaluated by the staff to ensure they're given the appropriate instruction throughout the camp week.Show Less See More Camp Details
A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:20am Campers arrive, check-in
- 8:30am Overview of daily curriculum with staff
- 8:45am Instruction - rotate stations on putting, short game, full swing
- 11:15am Games, contests and session recap
- 11:30am Campers depart
Windsor Parke Golf Club
Windsor Parke Golf Club is a Semi-Private, 18-Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Arthur Hills. The course has hosted more USGA qualifying events than any other course in the city of Jacksonville. Hosted qualifying events include the US Open, US Amateur, US Publinks and US Senior Amateur. Windsor Parke Golf Club is recognized by the NGCOA as a “Beginner Friendly” golf course – the first certified club in Jacksonville.