Player Development Programming

The First Swing

First Swing is a golf development program for beginners and newcomers to the game. This includes golfers brand new to the game or those who tried early only to find they couldn’t launch. The objective is to get you on to a path that will allow you to master golf skills along the way that then permit you to transition on to the golf course, thus turning you into a regular golfer. There are three skill aspects of the golf game that need to be learned and mastered in order for any golfer to play the game well. That is not to say there aren’t more aspects, but they come later in development once the golfer establishes themselves beyond the initial stages. These primary (and fundamental) skills are Full Swing, Short Game (close to and around the green), and Putting. Golfers that invest in instruction in these aspects early in their development will find they will learn the game twice as fast as trying to learn on their own or glean off the advice of their friends or relatives. The Full Swing is your gateway into the game offering affordable & accessible venues. Clinics

The First Swing is a program for adults ages 14 and older that consists of a series of two clinics that deal with putting, short game and the full swing. You will learn the fundamental aspects of golf that will allow you to begin playing and start developing your game. BREC provides you with a PGA Professional, trained and certified, to get you going and on your way to playing regularly.  Want more information? Email Jack Terry at jterry@brec.org

FIRST SWING ON-COURSE TRAINING

Attendees of First Swing Clinics are taken on the golf course and coached in how to play a 9-hole round of golf. Generally golfers will walk, but carts are available for rental. Golfers will be coached by a PGA Professional. The March 20 session is open to any and all, but will be geared primarily for Seniors who have gone through the First Swing clinics. Green Fees: $10 (does not include carts); Clubs can be provided; Ages 14+

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
March 19 / 5:45-7:45 p.m.
March 20 / 10 a.m.-noon

HISTORIC CITY PARK GOLF COURSE
March 20 / 5:45-7:45 p.m.

FIRST SWING ORIENTATION FOR GENERAL PUBLIC

Explanation of the First Swing Program and the objective of creating a league for beginners and newcomers to the game of golf. Opportunity to meet the PGA Teaching Pro conducting the sessions. Ages 14+

HISTORIC CITY PARK GOLF COURSE
Feb. 19 / 5-6 p.m.

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
Feb. 20 / 5-6 p.m.

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
Feb. 23 / 5-6 p.m.

FIRST SWING ORIENTATION FOR SENIORS

Open for Seniors 55 years or older and Retirees that are newcomers/beginners to golf and want to learn how to play. There is also an objective of creating a league (Newbies) for those who go through the clinics and play days. Additionally, there will be clinics for Intermediate Level Senior Players and will be discussed as well. BREC’s Golf Development Manager, Jack Terry, is the PGA Teaching Pro conducting the program. Ages 55+

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
Feb. 20 / 9-10 a.m.

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
Feb. 22 / 9-10 a.m.

FIRST SWING SHORT GAME CLINIC

Chipping and putting clinic for beginners and newcomers. Instruction provided by PGA Teaching Pro. If you are new to golf, this is the ideal program to learn the short game to prepare you for the upcoming league play for newbies. $20 (includes range balls, clubs provided if needed); Ages 14+

HISTORIC CITY PARK GOLF COURSE
Feb. 26 / 4:30-5:45

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 13 / 5:30-6:45 p.m.

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
March 16 / 5:30-6:45 p.m.

FULL SWING CLINIC FOR SENIORS: INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

A Full Swing clinic designed for Seniors who are beyond the beginner level and want to break 100. Ideal for Seniors who have gone through the First Swing program and now want to advance. A long term objective is to develop a league and create a Senior Amateur Tour in the Baton Rouge area. $15 (includes range balls) Ages 55+

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 8 / 9-10:30 a.m.
March 22 / 10-11:30 a.m.

FULL SWING FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

Full Swing clinic for golfers who have moved beyond the beginning level and now wish to start breaking 100 on a regular basis. Ideal for those who have gone through the First Swing and now wish to advance further and possibly become involved in League Play. Instruction by a PGA Professional. $25 (includes range balls); Ages 14+

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
March 9 / 5-6:30 p.m.

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 15 / 5:30-7 p.m.
March 22 / 6-7:30 p.m.

FULL SWING: FIRST SWING CLINIC FOR SENIORS

This is a clinic designed to teach Senior beginners and newcomers to the game the full swing. It accompanies the Short Game clinic and will teach the golfer basic skills necessary to play golf. A long term objective is to get the Senior Golfer familiar with the game so that they may enter League Play in the late Spring. $15 (includes range balls); Ages 55+

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 1 + 15 / 9-10:30 a.m

FULL SWING: FIRST SWING CLINIC FOR THE PUBLIC

This is a First Swing clinic designed to teach beginners and newcomers the Full Swing. The clinic is presented by a PGA Teaching Pro. There will be short game clinics and on the course training to accompany this clinic that participants can register for. An objective exist to use these clinics to prepare Newbies for upcoming League Play in the late Spring. $25 (includes range balls, clubs provided if needed); Ages 14+

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 1 / 4:30-6 p.m.
March 17 / 9-10:30 a.m.

WEBB MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE
March 2 / 4:30-6 p.m.
March 23 / 6-7:30 p.m.

SANTA MARIA GOLF COURSE
March 3 / 9-10:30 a.m.

Junior Golf Leagues

Developmental League  

This is a junior golf team program for newly developed golfers as well as younger golfers. It is designed to provide a venue that permits these golfers to play competitively in a user-friendly environment.  It is for ages 6-13.  There will be a short training session in how to play in the league; it must be noted that these early training sessions are not golf lessons – the junior will need to obtain instruction outside of the league if they wish to play successfully. If you would like information on where they can obtain outside instruction, please email Jack Terry at jterry@brec.org.  We highly recommend The First Tee as a place to obtain instruction.

The format is 8 players per team.  They will be divided up into pairs, each matching playing a scramble format in a 6-hole match against another pair from another team.  There will be four matches overall.

The season is condensed within a 3-week period.  This is our new format of providing a junior golf program  that will permit the juniors the thrill of playing in a challenging environment in a brief.  The level of improvement will be significant as they will be exposed to the game in a more routine setting.

For more information, email Jack Terry, BREC Golf Development Manager at jterry@brec.org.

Competitive League

This is a junior golf team program that is designed to provide a venue that permits young golfers to play in a challenging competitive golf environment.  It will be for ages 9-13 (younger players will be permitted if they play in the Developmental League and pass certain skill set objectives).  There will be a short training session in how to play in the league; it must be noted that these early training sessions are not conventional golf lessons – the junior will need to obtain instruction outside of the league if they wish to play at a successful level. If you would like information on where they can obtain outside instruction, please email Jack Terry at jterry@brec.org.

The format is to be teams of 8 players.  They will be divided up into pairs in each match that play in a scramble format; each two-some plays a 9-hole match against another two-some from another team.  There will be four matches. More details and registration forms will be coming to this site.

The season is condensed within a 2 week period.  This is our new format of providing a junior golf program in a manner that will permit the juniors the thrill of playing in a challenging environment in a season that won’t eat up to much of your Spring and Summer, thus you can plan more activities for your family.  Not only that, if players in this league wish to step up and also play in the PGA Jr League, they will have a good start.  We will have more information in a package soon, if you would like to receive this information, email Jack Terry, BREC Golf Development Manager at jterry@brec.org.

PGA Junior League Golf

This is a premier national junior golf team program.  Designed for competitive young golfers, it provides a venue that permits these golfers to play in a distinctive and challenging competitive golf environment.  It will be for ages 6-13 (younger players will be permitted if they play in the Developmental or Competitive League and pass certain skill set objectives).  There will be an orientation and short training session in how to play in the league; these early training sessions are not conventional golf lessons – the junior will need to obtain instruction outside of the league if they wish to play at a successful level. If you would like information on where they can obtain outside instruction, please email Jack Terry at jterry@brec.org.

Those that register for this league will have to perform two registrations, one with the PGA Jr League and the second one with BREC

The format is to be teams of 8 players.  They will be divided up into pairs in each match that play in a scramble format; each two-some plays a 9 hole match against another two-some from another team.  There will be four matches and a Championship. More details and registration forms will be coming to this site.

The season is condensed within a 2 week period similar to the Competitive League.  This format and scheduling permits us to fit in this premier program that will permit local juniors the opportunity of playing in an exciting and challenging environment within a time frame that won’t crowd your Spring and Summer plans, thus you can have more activities for your family.  Not only that, if players in this league wish to step up and also play in the PGA Jr League All-Star, they will have a chance at that  We will have more information in a package soon, if you would like to receive this information, email Jack Terry, BREC Golf Development Manager at jterry@brec.org.

Club Golf

This is a program for juniors ages 13-17  that wish to play competitively in local tournaments and their high school golf teams.  Designed for both girls and boys, it will be in a variety of matches similar to what is experienced in local events and High School; all designed to be fun and challenging.

Drive Chip & Putt Training Session.

For those juniors ages 7-15 who are interested in competing within the national Drive, Chip, and Drive local qualifier, we have a special training program to prepare.

Family Golf

BREC is installing Family Golf Tees at several of our courses; these tees are blue and gold disc set at a given distance for juniors and family members to tee off from.  Each Golf Course will have a scorecard and the means to locate the tee markers.  These tees are a permanent feature at the courses and designed to provide the family that visit our facilities a setting that permits them to mainstream into regular play.

Why is this different? Though golf is an individual sport, the concept of Family Golf offers the opportunity for family members to participate in an enjoyable outdoor experience together within a format that is set up to provide a measure of success.

For more information on Family Golf, email Jack Terry at jterry@brec.org.

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