Saturday, April 1, 2017

PGA of America Expands PGA Junior Golf Camps to More Than 90 Locations

Half-day, full-day and overnight Competitive Edge Camps; Host Venues include Whistling Straits and Pinehurst Resort

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – The PGA of America’s PGA Junior Golf Camps for boys and girls ages 6-17 is expanding this year from 75 to more than 90 locations across the country—and will also double the number of Competitive Edge Overnight Camps offered for advanced junior golfers this summer. Notable facility additions for 2017 include: Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin; Pinehurst (North Carolina) Resort & Country Club; and Lake Nona Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

All PGA Junior Golf Camps are taught by PGA Professionals and designed for juniors of all skill levels. The camps’ curriculum allows kids to learn the game in a fun, supportive environment. This follows a unique progression development tract that focuses on promoting fundamental golf skills, including full-swing, putting and chipping, as well as life and character skills—such as good sportsmanship, camaraderie and integrity.

“PGA Junior Golf Camps’ focus is on both golf and character skill development,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “That, combined with the fact that they are all led by PGA Professionals, is what makes them so successful. The PGA of America remains steadfast in our commitment to growing the game of golf, and these camps will help ensure the future of our sport.”

Competitive Edge camps are focused on intense game improvement for boys and girls ages 12-18, who are preparing for tournament play and collegiate golf. Camps focus on the advanced study of all aspects of the game, the use of the industry’s most advanced instruction technologies and daily on-course instruction to hone course-management skills. These advanced camps will also incorporate fitness and conditioning sessions, nutrition seminars and evening sessions, featuring notable experts within the junior golf realm.

PGA Junior Golf Camps have doubled the number of Competitive Edge overnight camp locations in 2017. These advanced camps are held at some of the world’s most renowned golf facilities including: The Johnny Miller Academy of Golf at Silverado Resort & Country Club in Napa, California; Pauma Valley Country Club just outside of San Diego; and Stowe (Vermont) Mountain Resort—in addition to 2020 Ryder Cup host site Whistling Straits, U.S. Open venue Pinehurst Resort and Lake Nona.

“Whether a child wants to pick up a new skill and learn to play a round with mom and dad, or is interested in competitive tournament play and earning college scholarships, PGA Junior Golf Camps are teaching a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime,” said Marc Haddad, founder and CEO of PGA Junior Golf Camps. “We look forward to building our network of PGA Junior Golf Camps across the country with the PGA of America brand, which represents the best in golf instruction.”

Camps registration is now open. To find camps by state and to register online, visit or call 888-PGA-PLAY (888-742-7529).

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