Ages 6 & Up
TARGET. Introduction to Junior Golf – $85
Six lessons, 1 hr. each, once a week for six weeks on Fridays.
These lessons are designed to spark curiosity in the game of golf and allow juniors to meet new people and have fun. The concepts of interpersonal skills and self-management are the focus of each lesson. Class space is limited to 12 students per time slot.
Class Times: 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Fridays: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, Aug. 2 (Note: There will be no class the week of July 4)
Ages 14-18 (younger only if capable of walking 18 holes)
Thursday Advanced Lesson League – $275 (-$72.50 with Junior Pass)
This is an intensive, 8-week league designed for juniors ages 14-18 with prior experience playing, or aspiring to play, competitive high school, AJGA or collegiate level golf. PGA professionals Bill Scheer and Darin Key will teach tournament preparation, course management, rules and fitness, as well as mental preparedness based on The First Tee’s Nine Core Values (using good judgment, confidence, perseverance, responsibility, respect, courtesy, honesty, integrity and sportsmanship). Lessons will be 40-45 minutes in length. Youths in this lesson league will receive video analysis of their golf swings and lessons focusing on specialty shots, the scoring game and the full swing. They will compete against each other in 9-hole competitions with on-course instruction for the first 6 weeks and 18-hole competitions (with lunch) the final two weeks.
Class Dates: Every Thursday starting June 20 and ending August 15.
Class Time: 11:00 a.m.
Weekly Program Schedule
June 20: Full swing and set up, 9-holes golf
June 27: Full swing #2, 9-holes golf
July 4: July 4th Holiday – NO LESSON LEAGUE
July 11: The Scoring Game – wedge and sand shots, 9 holes golf
July 18: The Scoring Game – chipping, 9 holes golf
July 25 The Scoring Game – putting, 9 holes golf
August 1: Specialty shots, 9 holes golf
August 8: 18 holes competitive play with lunch at the turn
August 15: 18 holes competitive play with lunch at the turn and awards (parents & family welcome!)
We encourage all juniors to purchase the City of Madison Summer Jr. Pass ($129), Jr. Restricted Pass ($239), or to acquire The First Tee’s discount card. For more information on season passes, please visit www.cityofmadison.com/golf/SeasonPassesPrices.cfm. The First Tee discount card is available at Monona and Yahara Hills and is free to participants in The First Tee’s lesson programs and leagues. The card allows youths to receive reduced fee pricing for rounds of golf played at any of the four city golf courses outside of scheduled programs.
- Yahara Golf Course Schedule - Parent Handout (PDF)
- Youth Application Form - 2013 - Yahara (PDF)
- Schorlarship Application Form (PDF)
Adult Beginner Group Lessons
This four week lesson program is geared toward people who have never played the game or have very little experience playing. Over the course of the program we will be covering the basics of the game which includes grip, stance, posture and alignment. Once we have a solid base, we will move forward with a series of drills and some fun contests. On the last week of the lesson we will end on the golf course for a few holes of golf. Most importantly we want everyone to have fun and learn to enjoy the game!!!
Cost: $100 per person
Class Size: 5-10 students per group
Week 1: Grip, stance, posture, alignment with half swings and proper weight shift drill
Week 2: Swing plane, loft of clubs, length of clubs and work into a full swing
Week 3: Short Game – Pitching, bump and run, putting and the “long club” drill
Week 4: Work on hitting woods, proper practice habits and end on the golf course
Tuesdays at 5:00-6:00pm
- Session 1 - June 11th, 18th, 25th and July 2nd
- Session 2 - July 23rd, 30th, August 6th and 13th
Wednesdays at 5:00-6:00pm
- Session 3 – June 19th, 26th, July 3rd and 10th
- Session 4 – August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Tuesday/Wednesday Instructor: Ben Steeger, Assistant Golf Professional at Yahara Hills Golf Course
Thursdays at 5:30
- Session 1 - June 13th, 20th, 27th, and July 11th
- Session 4 - July 25th, August 1st, 8th, and 15th
Thursdays at 6:45
- Session 2 June 13th, 20th. 27th, and July 11th
- Session 3 July 25th, August 1st, 8th, and 15th
Thursday Instructor: Brad Munn, PGA Professional
To Register, call or stop by the Yahara Hills Clubhouse!
Yahara Hills Golf Course
36-Hole Regulation Course
6701 Hwy 12 & 18 East
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 838-3126