Junior Essentials

Junior Essentials II

“Starting to catch the golf bug”

The Junior Essentials II program is designed for students who are interested in continuing to progress as golfers and have begun to develop an interest in getting better. Through skill-based games, drills, and contests, players will continue to build their athleticism and golf skills. The goal of Junior Essentials II is to prepare students to take their first steps on a golf course.

This program focuses on golf fundamentals, including:

  • Continuing Swing Development – Students in Junior Essentials II have shown the ability to make consistent contact – “No more Whiffs” – but now are ready to add more shots to their arsenal. Can they hit it low under a tree? Can they hit it high over a bunker? These shots are the next step in Junior Essentials II student’s development.
  • Length of Swing – Students will learn how the length of their swing affects the distance the ball travels. Successfully navigating the length of one’s swing is a key differentiator between Junior Essentials II and Junior Essentials III students.
  • Balance – Students will continue their pursuit of proper balance throughout the golf swing. Junior Essentials II students have demonstrated the ability to stay balanced on even ground, but now will learn to stay balanced in a variety of uneven lies and situations.
  • Beginning to Learn the Game – Students will begin learning how the game of golf is played. Up to this point student’s have viewed golf as a game of hitting a ball, now they will begin to learn the nuances of keeping score and team play.

“No More Whiffs”

Tuition $365

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

Tuition $545

Canal Shores Golf Course
(Evanston, IL)
14 classes

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


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

Canal Shores Golf Course (Evanston, 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

Due to space constraints, it is expected that your junior golfer attends all classes

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 Fall Junior Essentials II
The Cube (Highland Park, IL) 


$365 per session for 7 classes 

No class on September 1 (Labor Day Weekend)

Sunday Class 1

Aug 25 – Oct 13
8:30am – 9:40am

Sunday Class 2

Aug 25 – Oct 13
9:50am – 11:00am

Sunday Class 3

Aug 25 – Oct 13
11:10am – 12:20pm

2024 Fall Junior Essentials II
Canal Shores GC (Evanston, IL)


$545 per session for 14 classes

Mondays & Wednesdays

Aug 25 – Oct 13
4:30pm – 5:30pm