The Town of Tonawanda Junior Golf Program offers youth an opportunity to play golf in a fun, structured environment. This weekly summer program gives kids the ability to learn about the game of golf while improving their own golf skills. The program fits golfers of any skill level and preaches values of honesty, proper golf etiquette, and pace of play. The program is split into three sections, based on age and golf experience, and offers kids the ability to golf with their friends, as well as meet other golfers within the program.
Juniors 15-18 years old
Sub Juniors 10-14 years old
Sub Juniors (9-Hole) 10-14 years old
Time & Location
The 8-week program takes place on Monday mornings at Brighton Park Golf Course and begins June 27th, 2016. All golfers will be expected to be ready to play 30 minutes before their scheduled tee time.
Juniors 9:00 am-10:00 am arrival-8:30 am
Sub-Juniors 10:00 am - 11:00 am arrival-9:15 am
Sub Juniors (9-Hole) 11:00 am - 12:30pm arrival-10:15 am
A select number of top golfers also have the opportunity to travel with one of the program's two "travel teams" to other courses each week. Travel teams play at various public and private courses in the area and compete against other towns who have similar programs.
The cost for joining the Junior Golf Program is $20. All junior golfers are encouraged to purchase one of two passes for the golf season:
Junior Golf Pass $235.00
: This pass identifies the residency of the Junior Golfer and no additional greens fees would be charged for the Junior Golf League.
Youth Access Card $8.00
: This card identifies the Junior Golfer as a resident of the Town of Tonawanda or Village of Kenmore and they will pay $10.00 greens fees for the Junior Golf League each week.
The Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks & Recreation Department is proud to offer new summer golf classes through a partnership with The First Tee of Western New York. The First Tee of Western New York is a local chapter of The First Tee® National Organization, an internationally respected youth organization that promotes life skills & leadership through the game of golf.
In the fall of 2014 The First Tee of WNY partnered with the Ken-Ton School District to introduce students to The First Tee Nine Core Values, Nine Healthy Habits and basic motor skills of the game of golf during physical education classes. We are pleased to announce The First Tee’s core program, the Life Skills Experience, will now be offered to area youths ages 7-17 at both the Brighton Golf Course in July and August and inside the Paddock Golf Dome during the fall and winter months.
Creating a learning environment that is fun and filled with interactive games and activities, The First Tee program exposes participants to life skills seamlessly as they experience the game of golf. All participants begin at the PLAYer level and will have the opportunity to certify by passing both written and playing assessments to progress through the program. Participants generally spend two seasons or sessions at each level and are divided by age and experience within their level and class.
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits curriculum is incorporated into each lesson educating and empowering participants to make positive choices that impact their physical, social and emotional health.
Classes are taught by trained The First Tee Coaches and volunteer mentors. To learn more about becoming a volunteer or to sign up your child today, please visit http://www.thefirstteewesternny.org/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=GRG call (716) 250-3355.
For registration instructions click here.
For program information sheet click here.