Junior Elite Academy
9 month program running November through July
Junior Golfers ages 14-18 (invite only)
Initial interview and golf skills evaluation
Group practice twice per week
Monthly Trackman Combine testing
Weekly wedge testing and driver distance charting
Daily putting, chipping, and pitching drills/challenges
Simulated On Course Practice
Detailed distance and dispersion chart for each club
Tournament prep consulting
Initial Functional Movement and Fitness Evaluation
Group Training twice per week
Long term athletic development
Mobilization and Recovery Techniques
Stability training, strength and power production
Swing Speed development
Pre-round and on course nutrition
Two hour golf & fitness practice twice per week
Monthly gym access & practice priveleges
Each junior golfer must approach practice with a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the belief that skill can be developed through hard work and effective practice. People who exhibit a growth mindset understand that success is not given to anyone and is achieved through hard work and the utilization of a team of experts.
Our junior golfers are expected to always have an open mind, and embrace the mesage shared by our team of experts. Every successful person is not where they are today because of work they did on their own. True success is achieved by embracing the support of a tem of experts who drive you to become better.
SMART Golf & Fitness Junior Elite players are expected to be self-driven and carry a burdning desire to improve. Our practices and fitness sessions are not easy, and junior golfers will be challenged on a daily basis. As much as coaches and parents can try to motivate a player there is no substitute for the player having the drive themself.
Players need to approach each day with a competitive edge. Junior Elite players will practice in groups with players of very similar age and skill. Juniors are expected to push one another to improve on a daily basis and record personal bests throughout the year.
We require that players are competitive and have a history of playing in tournaments. Our program is intense, and we are looking to recruit players that have exhibited good performance in past tournaments. Our palyers are also expected to continue to play in nationall recognized tournaments throughout the year.
All participants must apply for admission into the Elite program
Junior Golfers are required to send in a playing resume that includes the results of your most recent tournaments and any highlights from your playing career.
Players are also required to submit a one to two page essay about what they love about the game of golf and why they would like to improve.
Upon review of the playing resume and essay, a staff member from SMART Golf & Fitness will reach out to shcedule an initial assessment. The assessment is two hours and is an evaluation of a player's golf swing, skills, and fitness level. Each assessment will include the following elements:
- Interview: Learn more about the player and establish goals for the future
- Trackman Data Collection: How does the player move the club through impact and what are the tendencies in their shot pattern?
- 3D Swing Analysis: How much does the player rotate, how much speed do they create, and what sequence do they use to initiate the downswing?
- Physical Screen: Test of a player's mobility, stability, balance, coordination, strength, and power as it relates to their golf swing
- Short Game Analysis: Evaluation of chipping and pitching mechanics as well as putting