Junior Golf

JUNIOR GOLF

Greg Dingel, PGA Professional, and the Veenker Memorial Golf Course staff are back to offer this outstanding Junior Golf Program. The program will meet for 8 weeks beginning on June 5th and running through July 31st. Each clinic begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 12:00 noon with a short intermission available around 10:00 to allow the student's time to purchase any snacks and cool off on those steamy days. Juniors 10 and under will play 3 to 6 holes each week and then receive instruction for their last 2 hours. Juniors 11 and over will receive instruction to start the day, followed by the opportunity to play 6-9 holes. Juniors will return to shelter to be picked up between 11:45 to 12:00.

These sessions are designed for boys and girls ages 7 - 13 who are interested in learning and enjoying the game of golf. Children must be 7 years old by at least July1st. The price of the program is $200.00 this year! This will include a year-end picnic (date TBA). Additionally, entry to The Iowa Games Golf Tournament is included in this fee and is one of our Jr. Golf days. All Veenker Jr Golfers will receive a tee gift.

During instruction all aspects of the game will be covered including: etiquette, FUNdamentals, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing irons, full swing woods, and rules of the game.

Fill out the registration form and return to Veenker Memorial Golf Course with your payment.

This program will be limited to 50 kids. If you have additional questions, please contact us.


PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is a nationwide program now offered on Thursday for advanced players. PGA JLG is designed to better socialize the game of golf for your golfers 13 and under. We will also have a team this year for the 14 to 17 age division, and this will just be the Central Iowa junior league. The program features a team-vs-team format in a structured league providing a popular low-stress scramble format.

PGA JLG is an inclusive program that encourages all skill levels. We suggest that players achieve a minimum basic level of competence in at least one discipline; driving, chipping or putting, before joining a team. Our scramble format provides a comfort zone for the developing player. For the accomplished Junior who may already be competing in individual tournaments, PGA JLG offers the opportunity to develop leadership skills in a team setting and most importantly, play on a team with friends. PGA JLG is a great way to get the entire family involved in golf, with parents as spectators, team-parents, and even coaches. Similar to other youth recreational sports, PGA JLG encourages and relies on parental involvement. In addition to making sure participants get to matches and practices, parents can play an important role in the success of their team as team captain/assistant, coach, team parent, match monitor/scorer or player recruitment.

SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE

The regular season is eight weeks long from June 6th to August 1st. We will play 9 holes each day with practice to follow. We will hold practice Thursday from 8:00 AM till 12 PM during the week. There will also be 5-6 matches during the season.

CHANCE TO COMPETE NATIONALLY

(13 and under only)

At the end of the season we will form an All-Star team and compete in a regional event. Qualifying for All-Stars may go past August 5th.

Cost:$240

PLAYERS RECEIVE

  • 2-Team Jerseys
  • Performance T-shirt
  • PGA JLG Bag Tags
  • 5-6 regular-season league competitions
  • Instruction from a PGA Professional
  • Team practices
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Opportunity for All-Star Advancement
  • Green Fees/Range

Fill out the Registration form and return to Veenker with your payment.


VEENKER 72 TASK FORCE

Organized to break par, this is a year-long program provided in a structured format. We will cover all facets of the traditional golf game, plus tournament scheduling, player resume building, college recruitment mentoring and more.

TARGETED PLAYERS

REQUIREMENTS

During the School Year

  • Minimum of one 9-hole round per week (Student must put score into GHIN)
  • Minimum of one focused practice day per week

Non-School Year

  • Minimum of two 18-hole rounds per week
  • Minimum of two structured practices per week (Thursday PGA JR and Friday task force only)
  • Minimum of 4 tournaments ~ tournament options will be agreed upon by student and Greg
  • Minimum of 8 volunteer days for Veenker Jr. Programs (Wednesday)

Cost: $1000 (Regular price is $2200)

Any questions: please contact Greg Dingel.

gdingel@iastate.edu (515) 294-6727

PLAYERS RECEIVE

  • Veenker Junior Winter Program
  • Thursday Junior Summer Program
  • Season Pass
  • Range access during practice and play days
  • Player resume building
  • College recruitment mentoring
  • PGA instruction
  • GHIN handicap
  • Arccos Golf Performance Tracking for use while in program
  • Veenker Task Force Polo
  • Merchandise Discount - All students will receive discounts on any soft goods and / or hard goods purchased from Veenker; all of these sales must be arranged with Greg
  • Membership to Veenker winter performance center. (Restrictions apply
  • Veenker scorecard holder
  • Tracking and progress reports
  • 72 Task force headcover to show levels

Value: $2200

Payment plans are available.