Junior Programs – Spring | Summer | Fall
Canal Shores Golf Course
Tucked into the heart of a scenic residential neighborhood in Evanston and Wilmette, Canal Shores is an 18-hole, par 60 course that is suitable for golfers of all skill levels and ages. Fondly known locally as “Canal Shores,” and operated by the nonprofit Evanston-Wilmette Golf Course Association, the golf course offers a fun, affordable, and unique golf experience. Whether you are a beginner just learning the game, or a more experienced golfer with limited time, we know you’ll enjoy the course! The 3,612-yard course is narrow and tree-lined, and it features two signature over-the-water holes. As you criss-cross between the 11 holes in Evanston and 7 in Wilmette, you’ll see why so many golfing memories have started here!
2018 Fall Programming at Canal Shores
Junior Essentials I (ages 5-7) is the first level of group programming offered at The Golf Practice. The program’s goal is to get young golfers excited about learning and participating in the sport. We nurture this excitement by using a variety of non-traditional tools to assist our junior golfers on their path to discovery.
JE I classes meet once per week, and each class is 60 minutes.
Junior Essentials II (ages 8-10) is the second level in our Junior Development Series. JE II is for juniors who are interested in continuing to progress as golfers. Through skill-based game playing, drills, and contests, players continue to build their athleticism and golf movement skills while understanding methods and techniques used to move the ball around the course. We equip our juniors with the ability and vocabulary to know what is correct and how to communicate their feelings and ideas.
JE II classes meet once per week, and each class is 60 minutes.
Junior Essentials III (ages 11-14) helps older juniors a class to develop their skills. Designed for players who have a basic understanding of golf, but want to take their knowledge and skills to the next level. This program is perfect for the junior who has a desire to improve with an eye toward competitive golf. In this program we also being to teach our juniors how to practice purposefully, while being aware of their individual swing projects.
JE III classes meet once per week, and each class is 60 minutes.
The Travel League is intended as an introduction to competition. It is geared towards young golfers who can demonstrate basic playing skills, a primary understanding of golf rules and etiquette, have previous golf course experience, and show an interest in competitive golf. Junior Travel League introduces the skills that are imperative for competitive play.
Travel League classes meet twice per week, and each class is 90 minutes. In addition, students will be invited to compete in tournaments that are held once per week.