Canal Summer Camps

Programs at Canal Shores Golf Course

(Evanston, IL)

 

Option 1                       Option 2

  

In 2020, The Golf Practice will offer two summer options at Canal Shores.
Please click below to see more information and details.

 

Option 1: Summer Clinics (formerly Half-Day Camp)

Summer Clinics
Beginner – Intermediate

Mondays – Fridays

Staggered start times from 8:30am-9:30am

Students are to be picked up 2.5 hours after their start time

 

Option 2: Summer Travel program

Intermediate – Advanced
Mondays – Fridays

8:00am – noon

 


This clinic is for beginners and students who have limited experience in the game. Students will hone the fundamentals and develop their overall ability in a fun and welcoming environment. To follow social distancing guidelines, eliminate interaction between groups and keep our students as safe as possible, we have changed to a staggered start time and limited each time to two groups, totaling eight students. It also now called Summer Clinics and was formerly the Half-Day Camps.

​Your start time (see below) is based on your junior golfer’s age at the time of the clinic. Please arrive a few minutes before to check-in, located on the right side just after you enter the golf course’s parking lot off Central Street and by the hitting cages. Parents are asked to pick their junior golfer up 2.5 hours after their start time.

​For ages 5 and 6: You will start the day at 9:30am

For ages 7: You will start the day at either 9:15am or 9:30am; exact start time will be emailed to parents on the Friday before each week begins

​For age 8 and 9: You will start the day at either 9am or 9:15am; exact time will be emailed to parents on the Friday before each week begins

​For age 10: You will start the day at either 8:45am or 9am; exact time will be emailed to parents on the Friday before each week begins

​For ages 11 and 12: You will start the day at either 8:30am or 8:45am; exact time will be emailed to parents on the Friday before each week begins

For ages 13 and 14: You will start the day at 8:30am

The age groups and their designated start times are subject to change, and if groups become full, we may have to move someone to a different time than their age group says. If something changes, that will be communicated with the families.

​Students and instructors are required to wear a mask when they arrive at Canal Shores Golf Course. Once they get on the course and are following the required six feet or more of social distancing, they can remove their masks.

​We will provide each student with a backpack and inside will be a TGP starter kit that features personal practice balls of varying size and density; however, students are asked to bring their own clubs, golf balls, tees, water, snacks, sunscreen and anything else you might need.

​Rental clubs are not available this summer. The student-to-teacher ratio per group is 4:1. In a few stations, training tools may be used by students. In this case, we would wipe the items down with disinfectant after every rotation and provide incoming students with hand sanitizer. We will do our best to fulfill pairing/friend requests, but we can’t make any guarantees.

Ages: 5-14 years
Location: Canal Shores Golf Club in Evanston, IL
Days:
Mondays – Fridays
Time: Will end 2.5 hours after your designated start time
Price: $395/week


Week 1
: June 8 – 12 
Week 2: June 15 – June 19
Week 3: June 22 – June 26
Week 4: June 29 – July 3
Week 5: July 6 – July 10
Week 6: July 13 – July 17
Week 7: July 20 – July 24
Week 8: July 27 – July 31
Week 9: August 3 – August 7

 

Students will:

  • Enjoy a 4:1 Student-to-Teacher ratio.
  • Acquire the fundamental movement skills used in golf.
  • Understand the conceptual framework of various strokes.
  • Develop a love and appreciation for the game of golf.
  • Engage in a fun and competitive environment.

 

Make-Up Policy: You are expected to attend every day of the week(s) you are signed up for. Absences will not be refunded or credited. In the event of a canceled day due to rain, we will be holding makeups from August 10-14. 


 

Summer Travel Program

 

The Summer Travel program is a new program from The Golf Practice that has replaced the Full-Day Junior Camp program. A popular choice that debuted last summer, this program, formerly the Travel League Summer Camps, is aimed at experienced golfers who crave more hands-on and sophisticated training. With a focus on successful practice habits and transitioning those habits to the golf course, students will be well on their way to lowering their scores.

Students will play 9 holes daily, and there will be a 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio to keep everyone as safe as possible. Our coaches will be wearing masks, and students should wear one as well. Once they get on the course and are six feet or more away from their playing partners, they can remove their mask. Those social distancing measures (6 feet or more) should be followed at all times, by both students and teachers. There should be no sharing of items or equipment between anyone, and students must bring their own clubs, balls, tees, ball markers, divot repair tool, snacks and water. 

Before the start of camp, families will be contacted regarding the weeks they plan to attend. There are no make-ups in this program, and absences will not be credited or refunded. If you know that you cannot make a certain day, you must notify us before you register so we can prorate the cost.

Ages: 8-14 years
Location: Canal Shores Golf Club in Evanston, IL
Days: 
Mondays – Fridays
Time: 8:00am – noon
Pricing:

  • 1 week: $745
  • 2 weeks: $1,395
  • 4 weeks: $2,695


Students participating in the Summer Travel program should:

– Be able to walk 9 holes.
– Be able to score 5 strokes or better from 100 yards.
– Have a passion to improve.
– Have a positive attitude.

 

 



Week 1:
June 8 – June 12
Week 2:
June 15 – June 19
Week 3:
June 22 – June 26

Week 4: July 29 – July 3
Week 5:
July 6  – July 10
Week 6:
July 13 – July 17
Week 7:
July 20 – July 24
Week 8:
July 27 – July 31

Week 9: August 3-August 7

 

Make-Up Policy: You are expected to attend every day of the week(s) you are signed up for. Absences will not be refunded or credited. In the event of a canceled day due to rain, we will offer make-ups from August 10-14.

 

This program focuses on helping players develop:

  • A reliable pre-shot routine. Junior golfers will continue to build a consistent pre-shot routine that allows them to analyze and prepare for each shot, which is a skill that is needed to successfully perform under pressure.
  • Wedging skills. Students will gain an understanding of how to execute a proper wedge shot and how to vary their shot trajectory through their setup and stroke.
  • Putting technique. Students will continue to develop their grip and postures to allow for a free-moving putting stroke, and they will work on various drills to isolate the skills specific to putting (e.g., reading greens, clubface alignment, solid contact, and speed management).
  • Recovery shots. Each player will be taught specialty shots that can be utilized when trying to escape trouble areas on the golf course.
  • Competitive playing procedures. Players will learn more advanced rules and the nuances of golf etiquette that are required in tournament competition.

 


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