Junior Essentials

Junior Essentials I

Learning the Necessary Fundamentals

Junior Essentials I, for beginners and students with limited experience, is the first level of group instruction offered at TGP. Its primary focus is to get young golfers excited about learning and participating in the sport. We nurture this excitement by using a variety of non-traditional learning strategies to assist our junior golfers on their path to discovery. JE I addresses and instills these fundamentals through thoughtful instruction with a concentration of deliberate gameplay that will entertain and challenge your junior golfer. Classes are held once per week, and each class is one hour long.

This program focuses on golf fundamentals, including:

  • Proper grip and hand/wrist articulation. Students will explore various hand positions and deliveries so that the club can be swung and delivered squarely to the ball.
  • Establishing a setup routine. Junior golfers will begin to develop the necessary parts of a pre-shot routine through an introduction to The Golf Practice’s unique setup method, which includes properly gripping the club, addressing the ball, and aiming the clubface.
  • Swing basics. Students will explore how the golf club rotates around the body to produce a strong and steady swing from start to finish. Equipped with the proper grip, alignment, and understanding of the swing, junior golfers are now ready to make solid contact with the ball.

For Ages 6–8

Tuition $449

“The Cube” Indoor Facility
(Highland Park)
10 classes

The Golf Practice is a proud partner of U.S. Kids Golf.


Spring, Fall, Winter:
“The Cube” Indoor Training Facility (Highland Park, IL)

Spring, Summer, Fall:
Canal Shores Golf Course (Evanston, IL)

Student-Teacher Ratio


Rental Clubs

Can be purchased for additional $40

Make-up Policy

Player may attend another Junior Essentials I class if space allows.

Covid-19 Policies

We had a successful 2021 summer camp season, with no known cases, by requiring masks for staff and students and doing our best to maintain six feet of social distancing, along with other safety measures. Moving forward:

  • Students and staff members, REGARDLESS  OF VACCINATION STATUS, must arrive in and wear their mask for the entirety of class.
  • If your child or an immediate family member is sick or has been in contact with Covid-19, please do not attend class.

2022 Winter Phase II Session
at “The Cube” Indoor Facility
(Highland Park)

$449 for 10 classes 

Sunday Class 1

JAN 9 – MAR 13   |  9am – 10am

Sunday Class 2

JAN 9 – MAR 13   |  10:15am – 11:15am