Junior Instruction

Rain or Shine All Year Long!

Coaching for Juniors Age 2-18

Junior golf in Richmond Virginia is the most fun with PGA golf lessons with PGA professional Leighann Albuagh

Beginning to advanced coaching for kids age 2-18. Coach Leighann’s coaching philosophy is big on ‘experiential knowledge’ using whimsical engaging games to coach & reinforce sound fundamentals, motor development/sport-performance skills. Nurture your child’s golf skills through a fun, dynamic & structured curriculum, scaled to their physical, cognitive & emotional level of development. All skill & development levels are sure to have a blast with Master Kids Teacher & Golf Digest Best in State and Best Young Teacher honoree Coach Leighann Albaugh’s trademark curriculum!

Individual Junior Instruction

1:1 Individual Junior (age 9-18) Instruction

$85 per 45 minute Junior Lesson

2:1 Semi-Private

$80 per 1-hour semi-private lesson (price includes 2 juniors age 8-18, $20 per additional person)

1:1 Individual PeeWee (age 4-8) Instruction

$55 per 30-minute PeeWee Lesson (age 4-8)

Adult/Junior

$120 1-hour semi-private (price includes 1 adult, 1 child, $20 per additional person)
$300 Series of 3 Adult/Junior
$950 Series of 10 Adult/Junior

‘Skills, Drills & Play’ Saturday Junior Coaching Sessions

Our Saturday Sessions have an emphasis on ‘how to’ side of coaching. While some games are always played to enhance learning and engagement, the emphasis in these clinics is on the ‘how to’.

“Mini Bud” Coaching Sessions (ages 2-3)

Saturdays 9:30am – 10:00am
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25 |$80
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22 | $80
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28 | $80
  • October 5, 12, 19 | $60
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 | $80

“Mini Buds” uses Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. and DiscoverGolf curriculums to provide children ages 2-3 with a research-based, holistic, early-learning environment and introduce them to the fundamentals of golf and accompanying life skills; fostering a love of the game of golf through a developmentally appropriate curriculum rooted in evidence-based research. safe, fun and effective early-learning environment for children.  No Equipment Necessary! We provide The Littlest Golfer and US Kids demo clubs for your child’s use. 

Please arrive to the ‘toad-stools’ no earlier than 5 minutes before class to ensure your child’s maximum engagement. One Adult MUST accompany each child to serve as a ‘helper.’

"Little Bud” Coaching Sessions (ages 4-6)

Saturdays 10:30am – 11:30am
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25 |$120
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22 | $120
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28 | $120
  • October 5, 12, 19 | $90
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 | $120

“Lil’ Buds” uses The Little Golf T.R.A.I.N. curriculum’s, created to engage our littlest golfers through developmentally appropriate progressive golf skill & golf fitness activities, key in developing motor skills with athletic movement golf games and activities. Through our emphasis of PLAYful learning, we engage and motivate children in ways that enhance developmental outcomes and life-long learning. Children can and are encouraged to repeat this program several times. For young children, repetition is essential to acquire the skills for success. Each lesson in our program has clear learning objectives and is fun, fresh, and engaging. 

Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate, as you are are our co-coaches in your child’s early golf development. Please arrive to the “toad-stools” no earlier than 5 minutes before the start of class for maximum child engagement.

Sprout Clinics | After School & Saturday (Age 6-9)

After School Sprouts Clinic | 3 weeks (Age 6-9)

See Dates Below

February

  • Wednesdays, February 14, 21, & 28, 2024 at 4:00 PM | $90
  • Wednesdays, February 14, 21, & 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM | $90 
  • Thursdays, February 15, 22 & 29, 2024 at 4:00pm | $90
  • Thursdays, February 15, 22 & 29, 2024 at 5:00pm | $90

March

  • Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 27, 2024 at 4:00 PM | $90
  • Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 27, 2024 at 5:00 PM | $90
  • Thursdays, March 7, March 21, March 28 at 4:00 PM | $90 (no class on 3/14)
  • Thursdays, March 7, March 21, March 28 at 5:00 PM | $90 (no class on 3/14)

Our ‘Sprout’ program is a skills development program for boys and girls ages 6-9 that meets one hour a week in the Golf Academy Building for 3 weeks. We practice putting, chipping, and full swing regardless of weather & daylight. 4:1 student teacher ratio.

"Sprout” Saturday Coaching Sessions (ages 6-9)

Saturday Clinics 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25 |$120
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22 | $120
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28 | $120
  • October 5, 12, 19 | $90
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 | $120

Our ‘Sprout’ program is a skills development program for boys and girls ages 6-9 that meets one hour a week. This program provides young athletes who are interested in golf with age appropriate coaching and training in a fun and stimulating environment. Maximum coach/athlete ratio is 6:1.

Sapling Clinics | After School & Saturday (Ages 8-13)

After School Saplings Clinic | 3 weeks (Age 9-12)

See Dates Below

February

  • Wednesdays, February 14, 21, & 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM | $90
  • Thursdays, February 15, 22 & 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM | $90

March

  • Thursdays, March 7, 21 & 29, 2024 at 6:00 PM | $90 (no class March 14)
  • Wednesdays, March 13, 20 & 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM | $90

     

    Our ‘Saplings’ program is a skills development program for boys and girls ages 9-12 that meets one hour a week in the Golf Academy Building for 3 weeks. We practice putting, chipping, and full swing regardless of weather & daylight.

"Sapling” Saturday Coaching Sessions (ages 9-13)

Saturday Clinics 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • May 4, 11, 18, 25 |$120
  • June 1, 8, 15, 22 | $120
  • September 7, 14, 21, 28 | $120
  • October 5, 12, 19 | $90
  • November 2, 9, 16, 23 | $120

Our ‘Sapling’ program is a skills development program for boys and girls ages 9-13 that meets one hour a week. This program provides young athletes who are interested in golf with age appropriate coaching and training in a fun and stimulating environment. Maximum coach/athlete ratio is 6:1.

Summer Junior Camps ‘On the Green’  

Our Summer 2023 was a BLAST!

The full summer 2024 schedule is posted! 

Winter Break, Spring Break plus Full Day & Half Day Camps Offered All Summer Long!

 

Instruction Topics Can Include:

  • Short game “approach shots”: Chipping, Pitching & Bunkers. These lessons may include swing mechanics, shot selection, club selection and strategy
  • Short game putting: putting swing mechanics, green reading & distance control
  • Full swing: mechanics & aim
  • On-course: putting it all together and learn how to PLAY.  

FAQ’s

Every child is at a different place in their development, and there is no “one size fits all” answer to this question. I have worked with 5 year olds who have been more focused than some 11 year olds. No one knows your child better than you. If you believe your child is willing and open to learning more about playing golf in a structured and fun environment, then they are ready now.

The most convenient way is by clicking click ‘book a lesson’ on the toolbar to the left of this screen. Please feel free to e-mail or phone if you have additional questions regarding availability. If you use email, please provide a brief synopsis of your golf game and some of the things you would like to work on in the lesson as well as a few days and times that work best for you.  If you phone me and get my voicemail, please leave a short message with your contact information and I will call you back to discuss further details.

It is always a good rule of thumb to arrive 10-15 minutes before each lesson.  This gives you an opportunity to stretch and hit a few balls beforehand so we can get started on time.  When you arrive, you will check in at the golf shop. They will provide you with a cart and directions to the range. 

Plan on bringing your clubs and your questions! My goal is to help you reach yours and our first lesson provides me with an opportunity to ‘get inside your head’ to figure out what you are thinking, feeling, perceiving and correcting any errant or inefficient mis-conceptions.

I welcome parents to observe their child’s lesson and listen to some of the key words or phrases I use. There is a lot of bad advice out there in regards to the golf swing (ex: keep your head down, keep your eye on the ball, you lifted up) I encourage parents to learn about what their child is working on so that they can reinforce ONLY those key words or phrases used with their child after the lesson is over.

Plan on bringing your clubs and your questions! My goal is to help you reach yours and our first lesson provides me with an opportunity to ‘get inside your head’ to figure out what you are thinking, feeling, perceiving and correcting any errant or inefficient mis-conceptions.

I would recommend wearing something similar to when you play on the golf course.  If you have never played golf at all, then a good rule of thumb is at minimum non-denim pants or shorts (or skorts for women) and a shirt with a collar that you can move around in.  Men should wear a collared shirt, ladies may wear shirts without collars as long as they are not sleeveless.  If you have golf shoes, you can wear them, otherwise a pair of sneakers is perfect.

Don’t let the fact that your child do not have their own set of clubs deter you from getting them started with golf!  I demo clubs your child can use. PLEASE DO NOT buy a new set of junior clubs before the lesson. There are many different companies that offer “junior” club sets these days. Some are far superior to others (without breaking the bank.) It is important that your child has equipment that is the right length and weight so that they can have success with ball striking and build a solid foundation for a swing that will last them a lifetime.