Junior Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?
What level of experience is required?
When is the Junior Academy?
What is the cost?
What is the refund policy?
How many Juniors will be accepted?
What is Included?
What is the format of the Academy?
Do parents have to volunteer?
What happens on rainouts?
What is the dress code?
Is the equipment supplied?
What is the code of conduct?
Do I have to attend the orientation?
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Who is Eligible?
Girls and Boys, ages 7 through 14, as of June 1st 2014.

Level of Experience?
Previous experience is not necessary. Juniors will be assigned to the 6 or 9 hole group, according to their experience and tested skill level.

When is the Junior Academy?
Every Tuesday starting June 3 and ending July 29. Note: there is no Academy on July 8. In the event that the final day of the academy is cancelled, it will be made up the on August 5.

What is the Cost?
$300.00 per junior golfer.

Refunds (less $25 administration fee) will be granted on or before May 15th. All requests for refunds after May 15th will not be granted, unless accompanied by a Doctors note or an extenuating circumstance.

How Many Juniors Will Be Accepted?
80 juniors.

What is Included?
Each week juniors will receive: individualized instruction by PGA Professionals, lunch, and 6 or 9 holes of golf. Each junior will also receive: a 2014 USGA Rules Book for juniors, a golfers kit, year end awards and the year end banquet and lunch.

What is the Format of the Academy?
Check-in: Four groups will make up check-in: 8:15 am, 9:15 am, 10:15 am, and 11:15 am. Check-in times will be pre-assigned for the 1st day of the academy and are subject to change according to demonstrated skill level and number of holes to be played.

Each check-in group will consist of 20 juniors.
Juniors will check-in during their assigned time, receive their assigned tee time, and name tag. Please note: the staff, according to the previous week(s) result(s) assigns tee times. We reserve the right to pair your junior with any other junior within their assigned check-in group. Therefore, there will be no guarantee that friends will play together each and every week.

Finally, juniors will proceed to their assigned instruction stations offered that day.

Individualized instruction, instead of mass instruction, is the key to introducing your child to the game of golf. Each instruction group consists of 10 juniors. Time allotment for instruction is 1 hour.

Play day:
After completion of instruction, the juniors will then go to the 1st tee for their tee time (or grab lunch if time permits). Ideally, juniors will wait no longer than 1/2 hour to play.

After completing each round, juniors will be required to turn in his/her scorecard to the scoring area. This area will provide the juniors with a place to go over the scores recorded and attest/witness their partner’s scores. Record of these scores is posted on our web-site (http://www.paradisevalleygolf.com/) weekly and aid in grouping juniors of the same skill level together.

The Final Day-July 27:
An End of Summer Celebration Lunch and Jr. Scramble event will take place on
July 29th. Lunch will be served from 11:00-11:45 am with the JR. golf scramble beginning at 12 noon. Parents, siblings and others are invited to spectate. Details will follow.

Mandatory Volunteerism:
In order to make our program more of a success, your volunteerism is crucial. Parents are required to volunteer for (2) dates of the Junior Academy. *(New this year)  You will be asked to provide specific dates that you CAN NOT volunteer  (see registration form).
In the event we lack volunteers on certain dates, we reserve the right to assign you to a date that you did not request and we also reserve the right to assign you a 3rd volunteer date, if needed.
Families with multiple children in the Academy will be responsible for additional volunteer dates.
For Example: 2 children=3 dates
                         3 children=4 dates

Volunteering consists of  score chaperoning for a group of Juniors.  A cart will be provided.
If you cannot volunteer on your assigned day, it is your responsibility to find a suitable replacement. Failure to show or provide a substitute will result in suspension of your junior golfer(s) from the Academy. No Exceptions.

Rain Outs:
In the unlikely event that an academy date is cancelled due to weather, we will issue a “rain check” to each participant for (1) 9 holes of golf and lunch to be used by the end of the year. Due to the fact that we have limited time during the summer, all academy dates that are cancelled due to weather will not be rescheduled EXCEPT in the event that the final day of the academy is cancelled, it will be made up on August 5th.

Dress Code:
Metal spikes will not be allowed. Soft spikes, spike-less golf shoes or tennis shoes will only be allowed. Collared shirts will be required and players may wear Bermuda length shorts or slacks. No short-shorts will be allowed. Any player not conforming to the above will be warned (parents will be notified) and a repeat offense will end in dismissal from the program.

Players are responsible for providing their own equipment. Pull-carts will not be allowed and will not be available for rental. Each junior is required to carry his/her own bag. Juniors will not be allowed to ride or place their equipment on the golf carts.

Conduct of Players:
Any misconduct such as cheating, falsification of score, abuse of equipment, use of any alcohol or tobacco products, gambling, disrespect for the golf course or facility, staff, volunteer or fellow competitor, or any other displays of inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and will result in immediate disqualification from that days event. Repeat offense will result in suspension from the program without refund of monies.
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Orientation (ALL NEW participants):
In order to participate in the Junior Golf Academy, each junior golfer and (1) parent/guardians required to attend a pre-Academy orientation.

  • You only need to attend (1) orientation, however, failure to show will result in the dismissal of your child from the program.
  • Please indicate the day that you plan to attend on your registration form.
  • The orientation will last approximately 1 hour and failure to show will result in the dismissal of your child from the program.
  • Parents-at the orientation, you will be responsible for selecting your volunteer dates, so please be prepared. If you attend the orientation and do not sign up for your volunteer dates at that time, you will then have your dates assigned to you.
  • Jr. Golfers-at the orientation, you will attend an etiquette and pre-Academy rules clinic.
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