Putting Junior First: Make Golf Engaging Again for Junior Golfers

By Scott McCormick, amateur golfer and blogger with US Golf School Guide

Junior Golfers need to find their own gameLearning the rules of golf and starting a formal training program as soon as they are able to walk isn’t the best way to train children to become skillful and appreciative of golf. I didn’t start golfing until my teenage years, and even then I was more concerned about appreciating the sensations of golf rather than nailing proper form.
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Bird Golf Academy - Arizona
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Bird Golf Academy - Arizona

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Bird Golf Schools’ mission statement is to deliver “the ultimate golf learning experience”® to their students and they take their mission very seriously.  The core philosophy of their “Ultimate Golf Learning Experience”® is to tailor programs for each individual student and to provide students with one on one instruction.  To implement this highly personalized approach, Bird Golf Schools has assembled a highly experienced staff that includes not only professionals with extensive teaching backgrounds, but Tour Winners as well; including winners of the U.S. Open, the World Pro Am at Pebble Beach, the Women's Colorado Open, and the National Teaching Division Championship.

They have golf schools in four Arizona locations: Phoenix, Sedona, and Prescott, AZ.  Their flagship golf school is at the magnificent Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa. In every conceivable way, Wild Horse Pass is an impressive location for an Arizona golf school. With 36 holes of Championship golf, luxury accommodations, state of the art spa facilities, fabulous dining options, equestrian center and vistas that will amaze you, this is a fantastic golf school location with something for everybody.  Wild Horse Pass is nestled between the Sierra Estrella and South Mountains and is an easy 15 minute drive from Phoenix airport. The highlights for golf schools students are at the incredible Whirlwind Golf Club. This 36 hole masterpiece was designed by Gary Panks and is home to the PGA Nationwide Tour Gila River Classic. Whirlwind was named Troon Golf's 2004, "Facility of the Year" (out of 140 course worldwide) and in a short time, has already become one of the most highly regarded facilities in all of the Southwest.  Golf school students enjoy immaculate, private, range facilities, practice greens and the two championship courses; Cattail and Devil's Claw.

Located in the heart of one of the most captivating regions of the Southwest, Sedona Golf Resort's thrilling 6,646-yard, par - 71 course is widely considered among the world's most unforgettable golf experiences.  Golf school students enjoy unlimited golf in all package offerings, while receiving the outstanding private instruction that is the hallmark of the Bird Golf Academy.

Consistently rated Golf Digest’s 4 star awards, this Gary Pranks designed course is fun and challenging for golfers of all abilities. Perhaps no other golf course on earth provides a better combination of jaw-dropping splendor and exceptional challenge than the universally acclaimed, Sedona Golf Resort. 

The Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa offers a full service spa along with many other activities. Enjoy three swimming pools and two restaurants at the resort, including the Shadow Rock grille offering Southwest and Arizona cuisine.  Relax in the spaciousness of one of their 219 exquisitely appointed suites with private patios or balconies offering panoramic views of golf, surrounding canyons and plateaus.

Their Prescott location is only 90 minutes from Phoenix, and is a perfect Summer and Fall golf location. The StoneRidge Golf Course blends the rugged elevation changes with the serenity of the high desert, and is an exhilarating journey that sweeps through steep canyon walls.  Golf Magazine says StoneRidge “provides as many breathtaking views as it does challenging holes and is one of the best new golf courses you can play”.  Bird Golf School students enjoy the immaculate and private practice facilities and the superb layout of the golf course in this perfect mountain atmosphere.  Golf school packages include suite accommodations at the Prescott Resort and Conference Centre, and offer a full array of recreational activities, the resort offers something for everyone.

A fine addition to our selection of Arizona golf schools is the state-of-the-art Palm Valley golf course, which is only minutes from downtown Phoenix. The Arthur Hills Championship course and the Hale Irwin designed executive course combined with superb, private practice areas make this the perfect venue for your Arizona golf school. Bird Golf School students stay in a deluxe room at the Hampton Inn, which overlooks the golf course. 

Whether you're a low handicap player looking to master your short game or a total beginner who wants to learn the fundamentals, Bird Golf's exceptional teaching staff can help you meet your objectives.  The school offers fourteen spectacular Resort locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, South Carolina, & Tennessee.

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    Bird Golf - Wild Horse

    Bird Golf Academy
    Bird Golf Schools offer 1 on 1 instruction from award winning PGA/LPGA Pros at top resorts, including daily playing lessons, & mental game preparation, luxury accommodations.
    5594 West Wild Horse Pass Boulevard
    Chandler, Arizona 85226
    Phone: 602.225.0100

    Bird Golf - Sedona Golf Resort

    Bird Golf Academy
    Bird Golf Schools offer 1 on 1 instruction from award winning PGA/LPGA Pros at top resorts, including daily playing lessons, & mental game preparation, luxury accommodations.
    35 Ridge Trail Drive
    Sedona, Arizona 86351
    Phone: 877-424-7346

    Bird Golf - Stone Ridge Golf Course

    Bird Golf Academy
    Bird Golf Schools offer 1 on 1 instruction from award winning PGA/LPGA Pros at top resorts, including daily playing lessons, & mental game preparation, luxury accommodations.
    1601 N. Bluff Top Road
    Prescott Valley, Arizona 86314
    Phone: 877-424-7346

    Golf Academy of America, Phoenix

    Golf Academy of America Locations

    Golf Academy of America is a two year golf career college accredited by ACICS, offering an associate degree in golf course management. The Academy focuses on academic values as well as excellence in golf proficiency. With the knowledge the graduates receive, they will have the education required to manage, or to assist in the management of, all of golf’s multifaceted operations.
    295 W. San Marcos Drive
    Chandler, Arizona 85225
    Phone: (480) 857-1574

    Nike College Development Camp, Phoenix

    Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps
    Tournament-level junior golfers with college golf aspirations are welcome to join our college golf development camp in Phoenix, Arizona. Staff members include former prominent Division I coaches including legendary University of Florida Head Coach, Buddy Alexander.
    Legacy Golf Club
    6808 South 32nd Street

    Phoenix, Arizona 85042
    Phone: 1-800-645-3326

    Purtzer Golf Academy

    Designed around an atmosphere of positive & supportive learning. Purtzer's Instructors combine their knowledge of the golf swing 2nd to none, love for the game, with a sincere commitment to provide continuing guidance & support as your game progresses.
    Stonecreek Golf Club
    4435 E Paradise Village Parkway S

    Phoenix, Arizona 85032
    Phone: (602) 314-5950

    Golf Made Simple - Trilogy Golf Club at Vistacia

    Golf Schools from Golf Made Simple

    Golf Made Simple Golf Schools is pleased to offer their first ever Arizona location. The Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Surrounded by tall native Arizona grasses, breathtaking Arizona desert vistas and Arizona blue skies.
    12575 W. Golf Club Drive
    Peoria, Arizona 85383
    Phone: (904) 460-8355

    PGA TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camps - TPC Scottsdale

    PGA TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camp

    PGA TOUR Academy Junior Golf Camps offer kids golf instruction from the country’s top PGA instructors at over 20 renowned PGA venues nationwide. Each location features state-of-the-art training facilities equipped with the latest technology in golf training.

    17020 North Hayden Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
    Phone: 480 585 4334

    TOUR Academy - TPC Scottsdale

    Offering a full schedule of two to five day golf schools, private lesson and player development programs for every skill level, TOUR Academies feature state-of-art technology, coupled with personalized instructional programs to meet your unique needs.
    17020 North Hayden Road
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85255
    Phone: 800 766 7939

    Green Valley Golf School

    Green Valley Golf School
    With 2 dedicated practice area and 3 great golf courses for playing lessons, Green Valley Golf School focuses on game improvement in a customized and fun atmosphere. If you start well and you finish well as we guide you to do.......optimum distance and accuracy will be achieved.
    190 W. Continental Road

    Green Valley, Arizona 85622
    Phone: 888-334-3132

    Golf Schools of Scottsdale - Foothills Golf Club

    Personalized attention and small classes in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona resort setting. Voted Top 25 Golf School by Golf Magazine. Customized instruction for all abilities.
    2201 E. Clubhouse Dr.
    Phoenix, Arizona 85048
    Phone: 1-800-356-6678

    Mundus Institute

    2001 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, Arizona 85015
    Phone: 1-800-835-3727

    Chuck Evans Golf at the Mesa Golf Center

    3252 E. Mckellips Road Mesa, Arizona 85213
    Phone: 480-924-1350

    Jim McLean Golf Schools - Wigwam Golf Resort

    451 North Litchfield Road Litchfield Park, Arizona 85340
    Phone: 623.535.5600

    National Golf Schools - WE-KO-PA Golf Club

    Legendary PGA Award Winning Teaching Professionals Patrick Livingston & Jef
    18200 East Toh Vee Circle
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85264
    Phone: 877-580-1500

    National Golf Schools - Western Skies Golf Club

    Legendary PGA Award Winning Teaching Professionals Patrick Livingston & Jef
    1245 E Warner Rd
    Gilbert, Arizona 85296
    Phone: 877-580-1500

    Kent Chase Golf Academy

    3636 East Baseline Road Phoenix, Arizona 85042
    Phone: 602 -243-0931

    Walkers Golf Ventures

    25770 W Twilight Ln Buckeye, Arizona 85326
    Phone: 623-824-4370

    National Golf Schools - Crooked Tree Golf Club

    Legendary PGA Award Winning Teaching Professionals Patrick Livingston & Jef
    9101 N Thornydale Road
    Tucson, Arizona 85742
    Phone: 877-580-1500

    Danford Golf Instruction

    2211 North Litchfield Rd Goodyear, Arizona 85395
    Phone: 9703717718

    Sun City Country Club Junior Golf Camp

    9433 N. 107th Ave. Sun City, Arizona 85305
    Phone: 623 933-1353 or 480 363- 2516

    Sure Swing Golf Academy, Arizona

    Stonecreek Golf Club
    4435 E Paradise Village Parkway S
    Phoenix, Arizona 85032
    Phone: 602-314-5950

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