Denver Junior Golf Program
Red Rocks Country Club Junior Golf Program incorporates the PGA Sports Academy into all of our Junior Golf Programs. With kids’ interests changing practically each and every minute and all of the electronic media distractions that draw them away from outdoor activities, we must adapt to this new way of thinking and conducting business. Golf professionals who are growing the game of golf must prove to kids that golf is more interesting than playing video games or watching television. The PGA Sports Academy takes an innovative approach to step outside the box and make a stronger connection between golf and fun.
The long term goal of the PGA Sports Academy is to develop each individual’s physical and golf skills based upon age and ability. Each student who goes through the PGA Sports Academy will most likely participate in some activities that appear to have no correlation to traditional golf instruction and the golf programs you have seen previously at Red Rocks Country Club. Activities such as kicking a soccer ball or playing golf baseball with a tennis ball may seem to have little relevance to golf. However, they are building fundamental motor skills to perform a golf swing – such as timing, balance, and coordination. The curriculum recognizes that many kids do not initially possess the motor skills required to make a golf swing. These skills need to be developed in order to make learning golf easier, and more enjoyable for them.