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 $359

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

Tuition $375

Canal Shores Golf Course
(Evanston, IL)
9 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, 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 2022 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.

2023 Spring Session
at “The Cube” Indoor Facility
(Highland Park, IL)

$359 for 8 classes 

Sunday Class 1

APR 2  – MAY 28  |  9am – 10am

Sunday Class 2

APR 2 – MAY 28  |  10:15am – 11:15am

2023 Spring Session
at Canal Shores Golf Course
(Evanston, IL)

$375 for 9 classes 

Tuesdays and Thursdays

MAY 2  – MAY 30  |  4:30pm – 5:30pm