Springfield Country Club is dedicated to enriching the lives of our youth and our Club Members by introducing kids to the game that we all love. In 2020, 150 different kids were invloved in all of our programs. Between clinics, PGA Junior League, Interclub matches and our welcoming all of our kids to the club, we pledge to teach your children about golf and some great life lessons along the way. We have five professionals on staff that work with our Junior Programs. E.J. Altobello, Head Professional, Winner of the CT Section PGA Junior Player Development award in 2018. Dan Benedetti, PGA, Taylor Schmidt, Bob Aronowitz, and Joe Grochmal, PGA.
Springfield Country Club Junior Golf Programs 2021
PGA Junior League
Runs late-April through mid-July, dates will be determined based on other teams start/end date. Sunday and Monday late afternoons/evenings. One practice and one match per week (matches probably starting Mid-May). Juniors get uniforms and instruction. Two teams 13u and 17u. This is a great program for kids of all ages and experience levels. It gets kids on the course in a moderately competitive environment. Some travel could be involved in matches. In 2020 the 17u team participated in a CT League, travel times were about an hour. 13u will be a more local program, with the possibility of some away matches, less than 30 minutes, but mostly home matches. Cost $250 per child. Register at pgajuniorleague.com
Friday Junior Clinics
Begin Friday July 9th and runs six Fridays through August 13 Kids can sign up for one hour 9am-10am or 3 hours 9am-12pm. Great for beginners and intermediates. Learn grip, setup, full swings, chipping, pitching and putting. $175 for all six 3 hour sessions and $100 for all six one hour sessions.
Junior Golf Camps
Two full week sessions in 2021. July 12-16 and August 9-13 from 9am – 12pm. A 5-day long experience for children to develop their knowledge and skill in the game of golf. They will be supplied with personal instruction from a variety of our coaches, as well as an opportunity to learn more about the game of golf and all it entails. Cost is $175 per child.
Thursdays are For the Girls
Thursday Evenings in two Programs, 101-beginners and intermediate players, 201 more experienced players. Mid May to late September. Hosted by Staff Professional Taylor Schmidt, this girls only program is intended to learn some golf and some social skills. It has been one of our most well attended programs over the past couple of seasons and the only program in this area that we are aware of. Cost is $175 per child for the entire session.
Perfect for Juniors who don’t need, or think they need a ton of instruction. High School/ possible college players or just serious Junior players who want to improve. Meant to be for more experienced players who need a bit of direction in their practice habits and general game. Hosted by Staff Professional Dan Benedetti. Full swing, short game, equipment conversations, mental and course preparation. Full swings and equipment will be enhanced by FlightScope Launch Monitor during these training sessions. Runs Wednesday afternoons from 1-2:30 from June 30th – August 25th, Cost is $100 for all 8 weeks. It’s a great opportunity for Juniors to learn from one of the most experienced PGA Professionals in not only Western Mass but all of the CT Section PGA.
All five of our instructors offer private lessons to Juniors, as well as non-Juniors. The Junior rate is $65 for 45 minutes. All aspects of the game will be looked at and a path to improvement will be identified.
This membership includes golf, practice facilities and house charging privileges to an individual aged 13 to 18. Restricted tee times shall apply. Student Membership Annual Dues: $900.00
The PGA Golf Professional Golf Staff is committed to helping kids learn and enjoy golf. Any questions about Junior Golf or any of our programs please reach out. We'd love to hear from you.
Pro Shop Phone Number (413) 787-1573