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Junior Programs

The Fossil Trace Trail Map

Starting at 4 years old, Fossil Trace Golf School has a path for every golfer. As our juniors makes their way through the Fossil Trace Trail Map, they’ll develop more in-depth with golf fundamentals and on-course experience.

Many juniors repeat programs, progress to more advanced ones, or take multiple programs simultaneously. Fossil Trace Golf School is careful to ensure all program schedules do not conflict. Please use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari for a web browser (Internet Explorer not supported) when registering. If your junior is seeking more individual attention, consider private lessons.

Registration for 2024 PGA Junior League and Semester 1 Operation 36 are available 2/1. Fossil Trace Learn to Practice, Learn to Play, 4-week and Lil’ Tykes Junior Camps will be available for registration on March 1, 2024.

Operation 36 Academy

Play. Learn. Improve.

Fossil Trace Golf School’s newest addition, the Operation 36 Academy, is a rapidly growing program backed by years of research. Centered around a structured curriculum, golfers develop and test their skills while tracking progress through the free Op36 app. Learn and play the game with friendly, and expert coaching from Fossil Trace PGA Professionals including Operation 36 Top 50 Golf Coach Nick Borgeson, PGA.

In an 8-week semester, golfers attend 8, hour-long academy classes and 3 on-course tournaments. This program carefully balances skill development with real on-course stroke play.

While Operation 36 caters to a wide range of ability, we recommend that your junior has some entry-level golf experience.  Juniors are encouraged to attend at least two semesters a year to experience best results.

App Features

Spring Semester Full—Summer Available April 1st Pricing & Info Download the App

Register for Op 36

Choose a semester and playing package when signing up.

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PGA Junior League

Success Starts Here

Learn and play the game with friendly, and expert coaching and guidance from Fossil Trace PGA Professionals. The PGA Junior League at Fossil Trace  is an opportunity to play golf (9-hole games) in a team atmosphere that is fun and inclusive. PGAJL provides a structured semi-competitive league environment where players wear numbered jerseys during games. They compete on teams with friends in a 2-person scramble format that encourages partnerships and confidence.

As a developmental league, golf skills certainly vary, but we recommend that your junior has some entry-level golf experience. Within the games of our in-house league, we pair juniors together with similar skill levels; recreational or competitive. During games, the 9-hole course length is staggered based on skill level. If your child is a beginning golfer, we suggest Operation 36 or one of our summer Learn to Practice golf camp opportunities prior to PGA Junior League.

PGA Junior League Registration

Registration is completed on pgajrleague.com and runs on a first come, first serve basis to fill the the league. The *new in ’24* Spring season consists of 3 practices, and  3 “in-house” games, PGA Junior League Team Kit and Fossil Trace Junior Range pass. The Summer PGA Junior League season is 5 practices and 6 games.

  • Practices – Each week that practice is offered, families may choose 1 practice to attend.
  • Games – SPRING | Games on Sunday afternoons (April 28, May 12, and June 2). SUMMER | Games on Monday afternoons (June 10, June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22).
  • Registration Fees – SPRING | $325 per player, $226 Coach Fee + $99 gamechanger club. SUMMER | $499 per player, $400 Coach Fee + $99 gamechanger club. If you register for Spring, the gamechanger fee is waived for the Summer season.
  • What is the gamechanger club? Each player who joins a PGA Jr. League team pays an annual fee of $99, the #GameChanger Club includes access to our local league, custom uniform and cool team kit gear, and participation in as many seasons as desired throughout the year. Fossil Trace offers PGA Junior League in Spring, Summer and Fall.

What’s the commitment level for families?
The Spring PGA Junior League season is April to June. Summer PGA Junior League season is June and July. Kids are not required to attend all practices, or games, but there are no makeup opportunities or refunds for missed League activities not affiliated with inclement weather.

REGISTER TODAY

PGAJL Features

Be a Part of a Team

Be part of a team

Two-person teams play in in-house League games against each other for 9 holes in a scramble format. Golfers work together to earn “flags.”

Guided Practice

Guided practice

Golfers will  participate in 60-minute practice sessions to learn golf fundamentals, guided by our professional coaching staff.

Look the part

Look the part

For league play, Garb, Inc. supplies all golfers with team apparel: two numbered team polo jerseys, a hat, a bag tag, and other cool PGA Jr. League swag.

On-Course Play

On-course play

The reason we all practice is to get better at playing golf! All golfers will get on-course experience playing League games – all at Fossil Trace!

Junior Camps

Learn to Practice

(6 – 11 yrs)

Juniors learn, practice, and develop skills and athletic abilities with a 8:1 student to instructor ratio. While they learn on-course application, this camp does not experience on-course play. Consider the Learn to Play camp and Operation 36 Academy if your junior is ready for that step.

Days: Tuesday – Thursday (3 days)
Time: 8:15am – 10:45am
Cost: $225 / junior

Registration Available March 1st

Learn to Play

(7-17 yrs)

Juniors learn, practice, and develop skills and athletic abilities with a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. They also play 9 holes on the course every day to apply what they have learned.

Days: Tuesday – Thursday (3 days)
Time: 2:15pm – 5:15pm
Cost: $350 / junior

Registration Available March 1st

4-Week Camp

(6 – 11 yrs)

This camp covers the same concepts as the Learn to Play camp over the span of four Saturday sessions with an 8:1 student to instructor ratio. While they learn on-course application, the 4-Week Camp does not experience on-course play.

Days: Saturdays (4 consecutive weeks)
Time: 10:30am – 12:15pm
Cost: $225 / junior

Registration Available March 1st

Junior Skills Sessions (Spring)

(7 – 16 yrs)

Designed for junior golfers ready to get their golf swing back into form in a positive golf setting with an 8:1 student to instructor ratio.  Skill is preferred, but open to all.  Coaching for the first half of the sessions followed by on course play.  Perfect for returning Operation36 and Junior Leaguers as well as a good Spring tune-up for those juniors looking to get ready for the summer.

Days: Thursday Evenings (Various)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $50 / junior (Per Session)

Registration Available March 1st