Youth Competitive Program

Committing to Competition

Our Travel League, High School Prep and Varsity Prep programs are for junior golfers dedicated to the game, interested in becoming competitive players and motivated to take their games to the next level.

Through skill and gaming stations, juniors form a competitive edge going head-to-head with each other, and players’ results and progress amid tweaks and swing changes are tracked and measured through technology like TrackMan and data-gathering sessions.

From an 8-year-old playing in their first tournament to an accomplished player in high school, the experience levels are wide-ranging in these three programs, designed to prepare players for major junior tournaments and high school golf.

The first step in that process is competing in The Golf Practice’s Junior Golf Tour events. These 9-hole events occur at area courses in the spring, summer and fall. This introduction to competition is a controlled environment where our students experience the rigors of competition but have our coaches on-site to guide them.

These tournaments offer different divisions according to your tournament experience and the class in which you’re enrolled. A season-long team competition and individual points race sparks a friendly but competitive environment, getting players comfortable and ready for the feelings of tournament golf they will face playing in a U.S. Kids, IJGA, HJGT, AJGA setting, among others.

What’s your goal?

Whether you’re looking to perform your best on a high school golf team or want to play competitively at the college level, The Golf Practice has a program geared toward your needs.

High School Golf

Travel League

Travel League I (Ages 8–10)  |  Travel League II (Ages 11–14)

Taking it to the course

Travel League is the fourth step in TGP’s Junior Development Series and is intended to be an introduction to competitive golf. Travel League is geared toward young golfers who have demonstrated basic playing skills, a primary understanding of rules and etiquette, have previous golf course experience, and have an interest in competitive golf.

  • Twice a week group classes
  • Monthly 30-min. private lesson
  • Once a month individual practice
  • 9-hole tournaments with TGP
  • 2–4 tournaments a year (IJGA & U.S. Kids)
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Target Score

from 1350 yards

Avg

54
The average score for Travel League students is 54 from 1,350 yards, though some students fall below or above that baseline.

High School Prep

Junior High Students

Invitation Only

The High School Prep is designed for the experienced junior golfer. This invitation-only program is open to standout players who are interested in taking their game to a more competitive level.

Classes meet twice per week for 90 minutes.

  • Twice a week group classes
  • Monthly 60-min. private lesson
  • Twice a month individual practice
  • 18 & 36-hole tournaments with IJGA
  • Drive, Chip & Putt
  • 4–8 tournaments a year
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Scoring Curve

from 2600 yards

Best

39

Avg

45

Bad Day

49

Varsity Prep

High School Students

Invitation Only

The Varsity Prep program is designed for experienced high school golfers. This invitation-only program is open to competitive high school players who are interested in playing at the varsity level. Participants should have a strong desire to play competitively, be serious about learning, and have demonstrated a dedication to improving their game.

Classes meet once per week for 60 minutes.

  • Twice a week group classes
  • Twice a month 60-min. private lesson
  • Twice a month individual practice
  • 18 & 36-hole tournaments with IJGA & HJGT
  • 4–8 tournaments a year
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Boys Scoring Curve

from 3200 yards

Best

39

Avg

45

Bad Day

49

Girls Scoring Curve

from 2800 yards

Best

39

Avg

45

Bad Day

49

College Golf

Junior High School

  • Weekly group practices
  • Weekly physical training
  • Weekly Stage 1 mindfulness
  • 60-min. private lesson twice a month
  • Individual practice once a week
  • 8–10 tournaments a year
  • 36-hole regional & national tournaments
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Scoring Curve

Best

77

Avg

84

Bad Day

91

H.S. Freshman & Sophomores

  • Weekly group practices
  • Weekly physical training
  • Weekly Stage 3 mindfulness
  • 60-min. private lesson twice a month
  • Individual practice twice a week
  • Tournament schedule (planned by TGP coaches)
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Boys Scoring Curve

Best

75

Avg

78

Bad Day

86

Girls Scoring Curve

Best

77

Avg

82

Bad Day

89

H.S. Juniors & Seniors

  • Weekly group practices
  • Weekly physical training
  • Weekly Stage 2 mindfulness
    60-min. private lesson twice a month
  • Individual practice twice a week
  • Tournament schedule (planned by TGP coaches)
* These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Please note that not all bullet points are included in tuition.

Boys Scoring Curve

Best

67

Avg

74

Bad Day

81

Girls Scoring Curve

Best

72

Avg

79

Bad Day

87

Programs Offered

Travel League

Taking it to the course

Travel League is the fourth step in TGP’s Junior Development Series and is intended to be an introduction to competitive golf. Travel League is geared toward young golfers who have demonstrated basic playing skills, a primary understanding of rules and etiquette, have previous golf course experience, and have an interest in competitive golf.

Travel League I (Ages 8–10)  |  Travel League II (Ages 11–14)

High School Prep

Invitation Only

The High School Prep is designed for the experienced junior golfer. This invitation-only program is open to standout players who are interested in taking their game to a more competitive level.

Classes meet twice per week for 90 minutes.

Varsity Prep

Invitation Only

The Varsity Prep program is designed for experienced high school golfers. This invitation-only program is open to competitive high school players who are interested in playing at the varsity level. Participants should have a strong desire to play competitively, be serious about learning, and have demonstrated a dedication to improving their game.

Classes meet once per week for 60 minutes.

Summer Intensives

Summer

Summer Intensives is for 6th-8th graders who are motivated to play high school golf. The 8am-1pm weekday session that runs from early June to early August at Deerfield Golf Club gets players ready for that level. Students are not required to attend consecutive weeks or days.

High School Boot Camp

Summer

High School Boot Camp is an in-depth program from early July to early August geared toward preparing players for high school tryouts. Whether you’re trying to make the freshman team or have goals of being a top player on varsity, this 2pm-7pm weekday program at Deerfield Golf Club makes sure players are confident and comfortable when tryouts begin. Students are not required to attend consecutive weeks or days.

Travel League Summer Camp

Summer

The Travel League Camp is for players who have prior golf experience and are looking to take that next step. Students also have an interest in playing in tournaments. The Monday-Friday camp, which features instruction on all areas of the game and individual and team contests on the course, runs from 8am-1pm at Canal Shores Golf Course in Evanston.

TGP’s Golf Bag Program

Junior golfers who participate in three or more advanced programs within a 12-month period will receive a complimentary and personalized golf bag as a recognition of their dedication. Each golf bag will include a customized TGP logo and the player’s name.