PAL Junior Gold Program
The PAL Golf Program is open to all of the PAL Centers and their members across the city. No child will pay any fees for any of the programs that he or she participates in with PAL.
All Equipment including shirts, hats, balls, clubs, etc. will be provided by PAL free of charge. In addition, during many of the events refreshments will be provided.
The Pal Golf Program is divided into three phases:
Introduction, Professional Instruction, Golf Camp.
Phase 1 – Introduction
Starting in May and running for eight weeks until the end of June we will be having a regionalized kickoff introductory program involving all PAL Centers.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm we will be working with 4 centers with about 40 kids participating in each session introducing them into the various aspects of the game of golf.
This program will be conducted at the Burholme Driving Range and Miniature Golf Course and is intended to introduce children to the game of golf and hopefully identify those kids who would like to continue on with the second phase of our program.
During this program the total number of children exposed to the game of golf should be approximately 300.
Phase II – Professional Instruction: A Two Part Program
Starting at the end of June (once school is out) and running until mid August we will be taking players that were identified as having an interest in golf (from phase one) but still need work on their game to Island Green Golf Course to participate in the “Kids on the Hill” program.
This phase will focus on the fundamentals of Golf. Areas that we will be working on will be Chipping, Putting, Driving, Long and Short Irons as well as Golf etiquette. Instruction will be provided by several area Golf Professionals. We anticipate involving approximately 75 kids per day (3 days per week). Time for this phase will be 12:00pm-4:00pm
During the Kids on the Hill program, several of our youngsters (with somewhat more knowledge and ability) will have the opportunity to play a round of Golf on several area courses (courses to be announced). We anticipate involving 3 groups of 4 each time we take the kids on the course.
Phase III – Golf Camp
During the month of August we will be having an introduction-to-golf camp a the Juniata Golf Course with approximately 125 golfers participating. This camp will run for the entire week.
During the week we will be instructing the children on various aspects of the game of golf. Additionally, we will be having guest instructors from the PGA along with members of the PAL Staff providing instruction to those participating. The camp will culminate with a team scramble tournament and awards ceremony on the last day at camp.
To learn more about the PAL Golf Program please contact the PAL Director at your local PAL center.