Junior Golf Program

Race Brook junior golf program is run and taught by Jennifer Barnsley, PGA & LPGA Professional. It is open to boys and girls ages 8-17 years old.

The Junior Program is open to members and non-members of Race Brook CC.  We encourage members to invite their friends.  Learning to play golf with friends is awesome!

 

New this year for spring and summer is the Jr Clinic Series. The clinic series are limited to the first five students to sign up so they may fill up quickly.

To sign up for group instruction and junior league/practice, email jennifer@barnsleygolf.com.


 

INSTRUCTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
 

 

FOR SPRING:

Wednesday After School Clinics

The junior clinics are great introduction for junior golfers. Attend One or Attend All. Juniors are grouped by age and experience with age appropriate skill challenges. Full swing fundamentals covered weekly. Learn chipping, putting, pitching and bunkers.

$20 members / $25 non-members per clinic

4:30-5:45pm

May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10

 

Clinic Series

Clinic Series are groups of three lessons with each lesson one hour and 15 minutes long covering full swing and short game with fun skill challenges. This series is limited to five students.

$100 members / $115 non-members per series

Series 1

Sat, April 11, 1:00-2:15pm

Sat, April 18, 1:00-2:15pm

Sat, April 25, 1:00-2:15pm

Series 2

Sat, May 9, 1:00-2:15pm

Tues, May 12, 4:30-5:45pm

Thurs, May 14, 4:30-5:45pm

Series 3

Thurs, May 21, 4:30-5:45pm

Sat, May 23, 1:00-2:15pm

Thurs, May 28, 4:30-5:45pm

Series 4

Sat, May 30, 1:00-2:15pm

Thurs, June 4, 4:30-5:45pm

Sat, June 6, 1:00-2:15pm

 

FOR SUMMER:

Clinics Series

Clinic Series are groups of three lessons with each lesson one and a half hours long covering full swing and short game with fun skill challenges. This series is limited to five students.

$120 members / $135 non-members per series

 

Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00-11:30am

Week 1

June 16-18

Week 2

June 30-July 2

Week 3

July 21-23

Week 4

August 4-6

 

Summer Camps

The camps are great introduction for junior golfers. The day camps are three days, each day there is 1 1/2 hours of instruction and 1 1/2 on the course. Instruction will have fun games and drills, and camp includes a tee gift & a raffle prize, drinks & snacks, play on O’Sullivan course. Student teacher ratio is 5:1.

Price per camp: $175 members / $195 non-members

 

Tuesdays-Thursdays,

 

8:30-11:30am

 

 

Week 1

June 23-25

Week 2

July 14-16

Week 3

July 28-30

 

        SUMMER PLAY OPPORTUNITIES

 

Race Brook Junior League

Race Brook Jr League is an in-house intra-club developmental league modeled after the PGA Jr League Golf. Junior League is designed for 8-17 year olds, beginners ready for the course to the intermediate junior. Four teams play in a round robin.  Boys and girls play a nine hole scramble with a partner in a match play format. A game is played between two teams. All games are played on the O’Sullivan Course. 

 

Two Divisions: 13U and 17U

 

Parent Participation: For the 13U division two parents are needed for each match, one for each team. Children 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Parents with children 9 to 12 must be available to walk with their child in case an adult scorer is needed for match, so please be prepared to walk with your child for at least three games. Entry fee includes team shirt, drinks during games, end of season pizza for family, trophy, first place teams receive a medal, and top individual flag earners win a prize.  $175 members / $200 non-members

Kick Off Day, 4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday, June 9

Games Wednesdays, Shotgun starts at 5:00pm

June 17, 24, July 1, 15, 22, 29, August 5

Junior Golf Celebration, pizza and awards

August 5 after game

 

League Practice Days

Three stations are set up, putting, wedge, and full swing. Players go to each station and practice the skills introduced for that week. Six hours: $60 members / $90 non-members

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm

June 23, 30, July 14, 21, 28, August 4

 

PGA Jr League Golf… Race Brook Travel Team

This is a second playing opportunity for your child and can be used for the next step in their development. More information will follow about the travel team.  Race Brook team plays against four to six other country clubs in the area forming the River League.  Designed for 8-17 years old ready for the course to the intermediate junior.  There are two divisions, 13U and 17U.  13U team consists of 8 players and the 17U team consists of 6 players.  Weekly home and away games are set up between June 20 and August 2 usually held on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday played in the late afternoon.  There is a post season consisting of a 13U All-Star Team Section Qualifier & Championship and 17U Championship, held this year at Lyman on August 6. Please note to be eligible to participate in travel, all players in the 13U division and non-member 17U players must play in the in-house intra-club league.

Entry fee is $175, registration (invitation only) and entry fee is online at www.pgajrleague.com.

 

    Golf Club Rental:

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

 

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

    Country Club Dress Code:

Race Brook is a private country club and therefore has a strict dress code. No jeans, t-shirts, warm-up, athletic, sweat, cargo shorts or pants, for players and spectators.  Men and boys, whether they are playing or not, must have a collared shirt that is tucked in.  Women and girls shirts do not need a collar and shirt doesn’t need to be tucked in but they may feel more comfortable wearing a golf polo shirt.  For women and girls there is no restriction on wearing leggings, but the leggings should not look like athletic wear.  Golf shoes are not required, sneakers or runners are fine.

    Sign-up & Payment:

Contact Jennifer Barnsley, cell 203-812-9365, golf shop 203-397-9806, email jennifer@barnsleygolf.com for more information or sign up for an event.  Payment for spring after school clinics can be made day of event.  Payment with cash or check made payable to Jennifer Barnsley. The mailing address is Barnsley Golf Shop, 246 Derby Ave, Orange, CT  06477. Payments for members will go on their Barnsley Golf Shop account.

 

 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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 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