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Spring Junior Golf Round Up at The Links

Written By Robert Krasemann, 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Terranea Resort

Since coming to Terranea I have been able to grow my passion for golf and coaching into a major aspect of our business through the expansion of youth golf instruction, summer golf camps and the creation of junior golf leagues. I recruited and coached our first junior golf team at Terranea Resort in summer 2015 in the PGA Junior League (for kids 13 years old and under). I also co-created the Southbay Junior Golf League in fall 2015 to allow year-round junior golf team competition.

I have been thrilled to see so many kids make new friendships and gain new confidence throughout the seasons of junior golf leagues. The real thrill now is to see the kids who came through our camps now making high school golf rosters and having golf become a big part of their transformation into high-school and a big part of their social circle.

Winter Terranea Junior Golf League Recap:

The Links at Terranea hosted our first Terranea only Junior Golf League in November and December. The program was designed for kids ages 14 and under to play in a team golf format. 

The kids played six matches during this time frame and earned weekly points for their performances.  Each week kids are paired up with another junior golfer to form a team to play against a team of another two junior golfers. 

In each match, you can win a possible point total of 3 points (1 point if your team wins the first 3 holes, 1 point if you win the second 3 holes and 1 point if you win the final three holes.  If any of the 3 hole stretches result in a tie, each team earns .5 points for that 3 hole segment).

After the six-week season, we crowned our first champion Piers Pellier (pictured below). Piers earned 12.5 points in the season out of a possible 18 points in his matches (69% success rate of winning points in his match segments).  Second place was Paige Shinozaki with 11 points for the season.    

The league had 47 members and kids participating from ages 6-14 years old. 

Next Terranea Junior Golf League:

If your child would like to get involved in our next Junior Golf League, the season starts Sunday, March 12th.  The cost to enter the season is $299 per junior and includes all matches, two practices supervised by the Links at Terranea PGA Professional Staff and a team jersey. 

Junior League Event Dates (Tee-Times Start Each week at 3:00pm)

Sunday, March 12

Sunday, March 19

Sunday, March 26

Saturday, April 15

Sunday, April 23

Sunday, April 30

Spring Break Junior Camp (kids ages 8-14)

Dates: April 3– April 7 (9:00am-11:00am)

Price: $275 Per Child

Overview: The Links at Terranea Junior Golf Mini-Camp is designed to provide beginning and intermediate junior golfers with a basic foundation and understanding of the game of golf.  In addition to the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, full-swing, and on-course play, The Links PGA Professional staff also introduces students to proper golf etiquette and rules.  Class size is limited; advanced registration is required.  Open to ages 8-14.

Afterschool Junior Class (Wednesdays, 5 weeks)

Dates: Wednesdays (4:00-5:30pm) from April 12-May 10

Price: $199

Overview: The Links at Terranea Junior Golf Mini-Camp is designed to provide beginning and intermediate junior golfers with a basic foundation and understanding of the game of golf.  In addition to the fundamentals of putting, chipping, pitching, full-swing, and on-course play, The Links PGA Professional staff also introduces students to proper golf etiquette and rules.  Class size is limited; advanced registration is required.  Open to ages 8-14.

Junior Links Card

Enjoy preferred green fee rates and other valuable benefits at Terranea Resort’s spectacular 9-hole, par-3 oceanfront golf course!

Included with membership:

  • Two (2) complimentary rounds
  • One (1) complimentary lesson
  • One (1) complimentary weekend junior clinic voucher
  • 25% off merchandise discount voucher *excludes clubs
  • One (1) complimentary club fitting

Additional benefits:

  • 10% off soft goods in the Golf House
  • 10% off new equipment
  • Discounts on camps, junior tournaments, and lessons
  • Parents receive member/guest rate when playing with their kids
  • Able to post scores to our Terranea handicap rating system

Visit the golf house at The Links or call 310.265.2752 for more information on any of the above programs.

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