Junior Essentials

Junior Essentials III

Learning the Finer Points

The Junior Essentials III program is the final step before golfer’s embark on their competitive golf journey. Students in Junior Essentials III will begin working towards acceptance into TGP’s invite only Intro to Competition program called Travel League. Student’s in Travel are ready to take the course and learn how to compete. In Junior Essentials III, students will begin preparing their game for on course play.

The program focuses on helping players develop:

  • A reliable pre–shot routine – Juniors will learn to differentiate between “think box” and “play box” skills as part of developing their pre-shot routine.
  • An understanding of ball trajectory – Students will learn the importance of a predictable shot trajectory and shape.
  • An effective short game – Arguably the most important aspect of golf, participants will develop an understanding of various short-game shots (e.g., chip, pitch, high-pitch) in addition to exploring techniques for escaping bunkers.
  • Putting – While putting is an integral part of the overall short game, it is also a skill all its own that requires specialized attention. Players will develop their putting abilities through various drills that isolate different putting skills such as reading greens, club face alignment, pace control, and ball rolling.
  • Learning the Game. Students in Junior Essentials III will learn the nuances of keeping score, proper etiquette, and sportsmanship.

“A bridge to Travel League”

Tuition $645

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

(includes one 60 minute private lesson)

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


Rental Clubs

Can be purchased for additional $40

Make-up Policy

Player may attend another Junior Essentials III 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 Fall Junior Essentials III

The Cube (Highland Park, IL) 

$645 for 7 classes 

(includes a 60 minute private lesson)

No class on September 1 (Labor Day Weekend)

Sunday Class

Aug 25 – Oct 13
12:30pm – 2:00pm