Junior Golf Program

Contact Jennifer for more information about junior golf at Race Brook.


PGA Sports Academy

2019 Clinic & Camp Schedule:
Spring Clinic Series and Summer Camps are open to 8 to 17 years old.  Juniors are grouped by age and expeience with age appropriate skill challenges with a 5:1 student/teacher ratio.  Spring Clinic Series pick Tuesdays or Wednesdays, attend one or attend all.
  Dates Time Cost per clinic/camp
Clinic Series on Tuesdays                 April 30, May 7, 14, June 4, 18 4:30-5:45pm $20 members, $25 nonmembers
Clinic Series on Wednesdays May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12 4:30-5:45pm $20 members, $25 nonmembers
June Camp Tuesday-Thursday, June 25-27 8:30-11:30am $175 members, $195 nonmembers
July Camp Tues-Thurs, July 16-18 8:30-11:30am $175 members, $195 nonmembers
August Camp Tues-Thurs, August 6-8 8:30-11:30am $175 members, $195 nonmembers
Race Brook Junior League Golf

Two Playing Opportunities plus League Practice

Must participate in the Race Brook Intra-Club Jr League to be eligible to play on PGA Jr River League Travel Team 13 and under team, and for non-members, to play in 14-17 team.  PGA Jr River League Travel team is limited to 12 players for 13 and under, and 10 players for 17 and under team. PGA Jr River League Travel team is by invitation only.  Please see eligibility requirements below.


1. Race Brook Junior League

Race Brook Jr League is an intra-club developmental league designed for 8-17 year old beginners ready for the course to the intermediate junior. Boys and girls play a 9 hole scramble with a partner in a match play format. All games are played on the O’Sullivan Course for 13U team. 


Two Divisions: 13U and 17U, 13U League consists of 4 teams playing in a round robin.

A game is played between 2 teams. Each team has 8 players, 4 partners. Players can be substituted in between 3 hole matches allowing for up to 12 players per team. Players play a minimum of 6 holes.


Kick Off Day: Wednesday, June 19 at 5pm, Team Day: Saturday, June 22 from 5-7pm


Six Games: Wednesdays, June 26, July 3, 17, 24, 31, August 7 Shotgun start at 5:00pm. Two scorers (parents) are needed for each match. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Friday, Saturday rain dates.  Junior Golf Celebration after game on August 7


$150 members — $200 non-members, includes team shirt, end of season pizza for family, trophy, and first place team receives a medal.


League Practice Days (for an additional fee)

Tuesdays, June 25, July 2, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 17U is from 3-4pm and 13U is from 4:15-5:15pm

Six hours: $60 members — $90 nonmembers


2. PGA Jr River League Travel Team 

Race Brook Country Club, New Haven Country Club, Great River Golf Club and Tashua Knolls Golf Club form the PGA Jr River League.  Designed for 8-17 years old ready for the course to the intermediate junior.  There are two divisions: 13U and 17U.


To be eligible to play on the Race Brook PGA Jr River League Travel 13U team, and 17U team for non-members, players must participate in the Race Brook Intra-Club Junior League held on Wednesdays.


For the 13U team, boys and girls play a 9 hole scramble with a partner in a match play format. A game is played between two teams.  Each team has 8 players, 4 partners.  Players can be substituted in between 3 hole matches (called flags) allowing for up to 12 players per team.  Players play a minimum of 6 holes.  For the 17U team, boys and girls play a 9 hole scramble with a partner.


Sundays, 5pm shotgun start

June 23 New Haven, June 30 Race Brook, July 7 Great River, July 14 Tashua (Blakeslee), July 21 Tashua, July 28 New Haven


PGA Junior Travel Team Non-Member Eligibility for 13U & 17U

  1. Race Brook member’s children have priority.
  2. Previous year non-member players have priority.
  3. Participate in the Race Brook Intra-Club Junior League.
  4. Be available to participate in at least three PGA Junior Travel Team games.
  5. Participate in Race Brook CC Junior Instructional Program, clinics, summer camp or private lesson.
  6. Be prepared to play in a 9 hole qualifier with a parent keeping score.
  7. For 13U team, parents available to walk or keep score for their child when needed.


 PGA Jr River League, Race Brook Travel team is by invitation only: $175, registration is online at www.pgajrleague.com.






Parent Child Tournament (members only)
Sunday, June 16

Tee times are from 12:00-2:00pm. Championship course for children 14 & over, and O'Sullivan course for children 13 & under. Format is better ball of partners with gross and net prizes awarded using 100% handicap. This is a club event so registration is through Foretees staring on June 1.  Entry fee is $20 per player.  Barbecue available from 2:00-7:00pm, not included in entry fee.



Junior Golf Celebration
Wednesday, August 7


This is a thank you for participating in our junior program.  All league, clinic and camp participates are invited.  We also invite past PGA Junior League and All-Star team players to play. If your child has never participated in the League he or she is welcome to participate.  If not, come for the pizza, putting contest and raffle at 5:30pm.

4:15pm Warm up on range and pairings
5:00pm Two-person scramble format, shot gun start, match play

7:00pm Pizza, salad, desert and drinks
7:45pm Trophies awarded 
8:00pm Putting Contest on the Practice Putting Green.


Junior Private Lesson Rates

Private lessons for junior golfers are usually for ages 13-18 years old getting ready to play on their high school team or are in high school and may be looking to play in college.  By 13 years old, juniors wanting to play on their high school team are more serious (or should be more serious) about golf and have chosen golf as their main sport and are motivated to practice regularly.  Taking private lessons is a way to improve faster and perform better in competition.

Paul & Jennifer Barnsley  $100
Assistant Golf Professional  $60


Junior Golf Club Rental Program

The first step for juniors to play their best and enjoy the game is properly fit clubs. The length, weight and grip size are important for children’s golf development.  Properly fit clubs help creative a better motion and poor fit clubs can create bad habits that may need correcting later.  


Children may need a new set each year and maybe two if they have a growth spurt. Once children reach 13 years old or 5’7” they are into adult clubs.  So needless to say, buying junior clubs can get expensive. 


Paul and I offer a yearly rental for $60. If your child has a growth spurt in season, we will swap the clubs out for the next size up.  Contact Jennifer for a fitting and for more information.



Junior Apparel Bundle

This year Barnsley Golf Shop is offering an apparel bundle so your kids will be styling when they come to the club!:) The apparel is this year's fashions from Garb.
The package includes:

2 shorts for boys or 2 skorts for girls
2 polo shirts,
1 outerwear,
1 belt for boys only,
1 pair of golf shoes,
2 pair of socks,
1 hat,
1 glove

The bundle is at a great price, $210 for the boys and $195 for the girls.  Price does not include tax.  If you are interested, let Jennifer know your child’s apparel size and their shoe size. The apparel size chart (bottoms, shirts, and jacket) is below.

Small 5-6 years old,
Medium 7-8 years old,
Large 9-10 years old,
Extra Large 11-12 years old,
Teen 13-14 years old