Travel League

Junior Travel League​

Introduction to Competition

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 golfers will be coached to be thoughtful students of the game while challenging their own abilities through well-intentioned practice. Students will have an understanding of their specific golf projects and how they can utilize various resources to properly measure their progress and experiences.

This program focuses on golf fundamentals, including:

  • A reliable pre-shot routine – Junior golfers will continue to build a consistent pre-shot routine that allows them to analyze and prepare for each shot, which is a skill that is needed to successfully perform under pressure.
  • Wedging skills – Students will gain an understanding of how to execute a proper wedge shot and how to vary their shot trajectory through their setup and stroke.
  • Putting technique – Students will continue to develop their grip and posture to allow for a free-moving putting stroke, and they will work on various drills to isolate the skills specific to putting (e.g., reading greens, clubface alignment, solid contact, and speed management).
  • Recovery shots – Each player will be taught specialty shots that can be utilized when trying to escape trouble areas on the golf course.
  • Competitive playing procedures – Players will learn more advanced rules and the nuances of golf etiquette that are required in tournament competition.

Travel League classes meet twice per week, and each class is 90 minutes. In addition, during spring and summer months, students will be invited to compete in tournaments that are held once per week.

Evaluation required for all new students. To schedule a free evaluation, contact us at info@thegolfpractice.com.

Our staff has created a document (below) to assist families in deciding on a tournament schedule for their junior golfer. It’s never too early to start planning for the spring, summer and fall. Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA) registration opened February 2, 2021 to certain players. 

The quantity of events you might play in is something that differs from player to player, depending on their experience and comfort level, so don’t feel like you have to follow our recommendations exactly.  Our advice for Travel League students is highlighted in yellow. If you would like to discuss this more in detail, please contact your TGP coach or email us at info@thegolfpractice.com

TGP Tournament Guide

 

Tuition $1325

North Shore Travel
Includes 16 group classes

Tuition $1275

Evanston Travel
Includes 15 group classes

The Golf Practice is a PGA recognized academy

Location

North Shore Travel
“The Cube” Indoor Facility (Highland Park)
Deerfield Golf Club
Sunset Valley Golf Club

Evanston Travel
Canal Shores Golf Course

Student-Teacher Ratio
4:1

Ages

8-14

Rental Clubs

Can be purchased for additional $40

Make-up Policy

In entering this program, it is expected that your junior golfer attends each class. Since this isn’t always possible, whether it’s due to an illness or another commitment, we offer one make-up class at the end of the session.

What’s expected from Travel League students

Participation in the Travel League program is a commitment, but for those golfers willing to put in the effort you will see great improvement in your overall game.

Program elements:

  • Twice a week group classes
  • One 60-minute private lesson
  • Once a month individual practice
  • 9-hole tournaments with TGP
  • 2–4 tournaments a year (IJGA & U.S. Kids)

Note: These are basic expectations that come with entering this program. Not all bullet points are included in the cost of 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. 

2021 North Shore Fall Session 

Hosted at Deerfield Golf Club and Sunset Valley Golf Club

 Evaluation required for all new students. To schedule a free evaluation, contact us at info@thegolfpractice.com.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuition: $1325 | 16 classes

Students will split into an A Group and a B Group. The A Group will meet at Deerfield Golf Club on Tuesdays and Sunset Valley Golf Club on Thursdays. The B Group will meet at Sunset Valley Golf Club on Tuesdays and Deerfield Golf Club on Thursdays. We will contact you a week before class begins to inform you of your junior golfer’s outdoor group.

AUG 24 – OCT 14   |  4:30pm-6:30pm

2021 Evanston Fall Session 

Hosted at Canal Shores Golf Course 

 Evaluation required for all new students. To schedule a free evaluation, contact us at info@thegolfpractice.com.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Tuition: $1275 | 15 classes

AUG 24 – OCT 12   |  4:30pm-6pm

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.