Junior Essentials

Junior Essentials I

An Introduction to Golf

Junior Essentials I, a class for complete beginners, 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.

This program focuses on golf fundamentals, including:

  • Developing a Love for the Game. Nothing can be learned until a student shows interest in the subject. Golf is no different. Our TGP coaches use game play to excite students and associate fun with the game of golf.  
  • Learning the Swing. 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.
  • Wedging. The essence of golf is getting the ball airborne. Students will learn proper techniques to use club loft to get the ball in the air without the need for scooping and body manipulation. A student who can consistently wedge the ball in the air is ready for Junior Essentials II
  • Creating Balance. The key to a sound golf swing is balance. Students will explore different techniques on how to maintain balance during a golf swing. Proper balance is a key differentiator between students in Junior Essentials I and Junior Essentials II.
  • Functional Movement. The best athletes make the best golfers. We use functional movement exercises to increase student’s athleticism and hand eye coordination. Students will become better all around athletes by taking this golf class.

“Never Touched a Club”

Tuition $185

“The Cube” Indoor Facility
(Highland Park, IL)
4 classes

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


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

Student-Teacher Ratio


Minimum Age

Students must be at least 5 years old by the start of the session

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 2023 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:

  • Masks are optional for all students and staff
  • If your child or an immediate family member is sick or has been in contact with Covid-19, please do not attend class.

2024 Summer Sessions 1 & 2
Junior Essentials I
(Highland Park, IL)

$185 per session for 4 classes 

Sunday Class 1 Session 1

June 9  – June 30  |  9:00am – 10:10am

Sunday Class 2 Session 1

June 9 – June 30  |  10:30am – 11:40am

Sunday Class 1 Session 2

July 14  – August 4  |  9:00am – 10:10am

Sunday Class 2 Session 2

July 14 – August 4  |  10:30am – 11:40am