We all know how important it is to introduce the next generation of golfers to the game. The Links at Brunello Golf Academy has created Junior Golf Programs aimed at making the game more fun and accessible for all. Our programs are geared for juniors ages 5 and up. All of our junior instruction, including clinics and camps, are designed with keeping the fun in the game, while learning the golf fundamentals, life skills, rules and etiquette. For those that are looking to take their game to a more competitive level, our Learn to Compete Program offers that specific pathway and to grow further within the competitive realm of junior golf.
The Links at Brunello Coaching Staff will help golfers reach their goals, emphasize the individual’s unique set of skills and use each players own strengths and weaknesses to plan appropriate instruction, practice and play. Instructors will analyze golfer’s swings and pay close attention to ball flight – teaching to the individual.
We will offer a wide variety of programs to satisfy any skill level, regardless of experience. When working with our younger players, the concept of ‘Coaching’ rather than strictly ‘Instructing’ is emphasized. Such a framework will address golf and life skills as they pass through stages of development, encouraging fun and skill development for many years to come.
Long Term Player Development (LTPD)
This systemic approach has been developed and adopted by Golf Canada in partnership with the PGA of Canada to maximize a student’s potential and involvement in our sport.
Recent research and knowledge from coaches around the world have been used in the LTPD model. This model is paramount in Brunello’s approach to all instruction, makes for an enriched environment and inspires a love and the respect of the game for years to come, whatever the competitive level of the golfer.
1. Integrity- Golf is a game of etiquette and exposure. Players are responsible for their actions and personal conduct on the golf course, even when others may not be looking.
2. Sportsmanship- Players must know and abide by the rules of golf and be able to conduct themselves in a kind and respectful manner towards others, even in a competitive game.
3. Respect- In golf it is important to show respect for oneself, playing partners, fellow competitors, the golf course, and for the honor and traditions of the game.
4. Confidence- Confidence plays a key role in the level of play that one achieves. Players can increase confidence in their abilities by being positive and focusing on something they are doing well regardless of the outcome.
5. Responsibility- Players are responsible for their actions on the golf course. It is up to them to keep score, repair divots, rake bunkers, repair ball marks on the green, and keep up with the pace of play.
6. Perseverance- To succeed in golf, players must persevere through bad breaks and their own mistakes, while learning from past experiences.
7. Courtesy- A round of golf should begin and end with a handshake between fellow competitors. Players also should be still and quiet while others are preparing and performing a shot.
8. Good Judgement- Using good judgement is very important in golf. It comes into play when deciding on strategies and choices on and off the course.
9. Fellowship- It is important to appreciate your fellow competitors no matter what the outcome of the game might be. Camaraderie, mutual respect and friendship are integral parts of golf.
10. Honesty- Golf is unique from other sports in that players regularly call penalties on themselves, and report their own scores.