Junior Golf in Houston

Quail Valley strives to develop young people to be better golfers as well as respectable individuals. We have excellent programs and learning facilities that cultivate physical skills, personal character, and positive values through the sport. Programs are available for all levels of junior golfers, and trained PGA Professionals provide guidance to each student to help them excel as far as the student's enthusiasm/effort will allow.

Our team is lead by Richard A. Brown (RAB), PGA Master Professional, who has been named one of the Top 50 Junior Golf Instructors in the country by U.S. Kids Golf.

Naturally, junior golfers tend to grow through the following progressive levels of interest or ability:

Quail Valley Junior Golf Player Pathway

 
 
 

PHASE 1: QV Summer Junior Camp

Your child will enjoy learning golf in fun environment. This is the perfect activity for kids who have never played golf. Four (4) days, 2.5 hours per day will include instruction on full swing, short game, putting, etiquette and rules. Parents are encouraged to attend the final day of festivities which include a 3-holte team competition, pizza party and gift bags for each camper. For more information call Graham Brannon, PGA at 281-403-8520 or email at graham.brannon@missouricitytx.gov.

2019 QV Summer Junior Camp Schedule

Camp 1-   June 10th - June 13th                   Register Online
Camp 2 -  July 15th - July 18th                      Register Online
Camp 3 -  August 5th - August 8th              Register Online

*All camps will be held from 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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PHASE 1: QV Spring Break Junior Camp

Your child will enjoy learning golf in fun environment. This is the perfect activity for kids who have never played golf. Four (2) days, 2 hours per day will include instruction on full swing, short game, putting, etiquette and rules. Parents are encouraged to attend the final day of festivities which include a 3-holte team competition, pizza party and gift bags for each camper. For more information call Graham Brannon, PGA at 281-403-8520 or email at graham.brannon@missouricitytx.gov.

2019 QV Summer Junior Camp Schedule

Camp 1-   March 11th & 12th                  Register Online
Camp 2 -  March 13th & 14th                  Register Online

*All camps will be held from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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PHASE 1: First Tee of Greater Houston at Quail Valley

The First Tee of Greater Houston is dedicated to impacting the lives of young people in the Greater Houston area by providing learning facilities and educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. As of 2016, The First Tee of Greater Houston operates nine green grass learning facilities across Houston and reaches over 300,000 youth. The program is currently offered at 488 schools in 29 school districts, and by 2020, the program goal is to extend into every public school across Houston, impacting the lives of more than 500,000 youth. The Houston Golf Association holds the charter to The First Tee of Greater Houston.

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PHASE 1: Family Golf Nights

Details coming soon.

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PHASE 1: US Kids Junior Equipment

For over 20 years, U.S. Kids Golf has designed golf equipment with one purpose in mind: Make the game easier and more fun for young players around the world. Parents and golf professionals around the world agree, no matter what your young player’s golf need, we have a solution for you.

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PHASE 1: QV Practice Range Facilities

The practice range at Quail Valley is the perfect location to learn the game. Take your time on our full length range, pitching area with sand bunker and the spacious practice putting green. Never worry about the pressure of being on the course.

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PHASE 2: Junior Golf Rates & Times

We enourage our young golfers to get on the course and learn to play the game. Our junior rates are for players under the age of 18 and are available anytime Monday-Friday and Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays after 12:00 pm. These rates are for walking only. Additonal cart fees will apply with an accompanying adult.

La Quinta : $7
El Dorado : $14

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PHASE 2: RAB Junior Golfer Evaluation

At the beginning of the evaluation, the instructor will sit down with the student and their parents to ascertain what the short term and long term goals are for the junior. 
 
After the consultation on goals, the  student will have a game & swing evaluation encompassing all aspects of the game from putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play and on-course play. This process will take 45 minutes to an hour.

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PHASE 2: 30-Minute Junior Golf Lesson

The 30 minute golf lesson will give the instructor ample time to greet the student, find out how previous practice sessions have gone and ask what is the goal for the current lesson session. From there the instructor will develop the plan for the lesson utilizing either swing drills, body flexibility drills, swing aids or technology to get the point across in a fashion that the student will understand. The student will have time to perform rehearsal swings and hit actual shots for evaluation.  At the conclusion of the lesson, the student will receive homework for the next session.
 

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PHASE 3: RAB Bi-Weekly Junior Clinics

These clinics are held every two weeks covering all aspects of the game for the junior player, starting from the putting green back to the lesson tee covering the full swing. This is a great way to give the junior golf an introduction to the game, if they are uncertain if they want join a more structured program.

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PHASE 3: RAB Junior Player Development Program

Are you looking for a structured program that is more comprehensive than regular Junior Golf lessons, but without the commitment of the Junior Golf Academy? The Richard Brown School of Golf Junior Player Development Program will give you the requisite skills that you're looking for to improve your game. The program consists of 10 - 45 minute sessions program covering all phases of the game, from putting to the driver. The short game portion of the program will consist of putting, chipping, pitching and bunker play.  After the short game version of the program, the player will have the opportunity of seeing improvement on the course with me. The full swing portion of the program will consist of irons, hybrids, fairway metals and the driver. At the completion of the full swing portion, we will go back onto the course to see how all phases of the game are developing. This program is good for those juniors who are looking to become more competitive or to prepare for their High School Golf Team.

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PHASE 3: Drive, Chip & Putt Clinics

This is a great way to hone your skills prior to the Local Qualification Event.  Drive, Chip and Putt clinics are three one-hour sessions covering basic and advanced skills for putting, chipping and driving necessary to move from Local qualifying to Regional and hopefully to the National stage at Augusta National Golf Club, in Augusta, Georgia.
 

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PHASE 3: PGA Junior Golf League

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 9 - 13 to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. Each team is captained by a PGA or LPGA Professional, who serves as the coach and is at the forefront of creating a welcoming environment for all to enjoy the game. PGA Junior League Golf utilizes a popular scramble format that creates a nurturing environment for learning and development - both on and off course. With more than 2,500 teams and 30,000 participants in 2016 - and Ambassadors like Rory McIlroy and Michelle Wie - PGA Junior League Golf has wide-ranging appeal for both youth and their parents.

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PHASE 4: STPGA Little Linksters & Junior Links

The Little Linksters Program is where juniors get the opportunity to participate in tournaments throughout the year geared toward creating lifetime golfers. Junior golfers, ages 6-12, are grouped by age, gender, skill level, and play either 5 or 9 holes.

The program encourages and motivates juniors to learn the game, enjoy the game, improve at their own pace, and be as competitive as each individual aspires. It is designed so that once players improve their scores and ability, they move up to the next division. We feel that this type of program allows for players to move at their own pace and also allow the same age juniors to compete at different levels.

The Junior Links Tour is for juniors who have just begun to play golf or need more experience before playing in our Junior Tour. It consists of 9-hole tournaments during the summer only and is open to juniors ages 13-18. Junior Links Tour does not have a points list or a Championship.


Little Linksters

Junior Links
 

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PHASE 4: US Kids Golf

U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours are created to provide boys and girls, ages 5 to 14, the opportunity to advance their skills in the game in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances.

A Local Tour consists of eight one-day tournaments including a season-ending one-day Local Tour Championship. Players earn awards and points for each tournament.

Similar to the PGA Tour, players at U.S. Kids Golf events are encouraged to have caddies to help them play their best. Allowing caddies is a special component of our tournaments and is part of our commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories. Players age 8 and under must have a caddie at all times. To help you become a better caddie, U.S. Kids Golf has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA's mission is to build character-driven athletes and will help you stay positive on the course as well as further developing the relationship with your son or daughter. Please review the USKG Policies for more information on this special part of all U.S. Kids Golf competitions.

All tournaments will be held based on the yardages represented under Age Groups & Yardages. Once you register for a Local Tour you may enter as many events as you choose within that Local Tour. You may also register for more than one Local Tour.

Entry is first-come, first-served. The dates below will determine a players age group for the duration of the tour. Players must be at least five years of age by the date listed in order to participate.

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PHASE 4: HGA- 9 Hole Events

For more than 60 years, HGA Junior Golf has been dedicated to growing the game by fostering the growth and development of junior golfers. Houston Golf Association established HGA Junior Golf to provide an affordable opportunity for youth to grow, compete and excel in the game. Today, more than 400 young golfers compete each year in nearly 30 tournaments throughout Houston’s vast golfing landscape.

The Houston Golf Association Junior Golf Program is dedicated to preserving the traditions and integrity of the game by fostering the growth and development of junior golfers through promoting sportsmanship, self-confidence, honesty and perseverance.

9-Hole Series tournaments are for players 7-11 looking to gain tournament experience in a fun setting.

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PHASE 5: 1 Hour Junior Golf Lessons

The one hour golf lesson will give the instructor ample time to greet the student, find out how previous practice sessions have gone and ask what is the goal for the current lesson session. From there the instructor will develop the plan for the lesson utilizing either swing drills, body flexibility drills, swing aids or technology to get the point across in a fashion that the student will understand. The student will have more time to for more rehearsal swings and hit actual shots for evaluation.  At the conclusion of the lesson, the student will have homework that they will receive and required to practice before the next lesson session.  The additional time from the 30 Minute Lesson allows the student more time to work on drills or time with swing ads when the instructor is present.

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PHASE 5: RAB Junior Golf Academy

The mission of the Richard Brown School of Golf Junior Academy is to provide professional instruction in a safe and fun learning environment. The focus is to balance instruction using the U.S. Kids strategies, TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) Junior Coaching strategies / principles, tools and games with positive incentives to encourage young players to reach their full potential in the game of golf and the challenges that life will present.

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PHASE 5: Beltway Junior Golf Tour Tournaments

Developed by high school golf coaches, the Beltway JGT is for all skill levels (veteran down to beginner). Divisions are SKILL BASED, not age based. Develop skills to prepare you for high school tryouts, your high school career, and your collegiate goals. Set and strive for your own personal goals. Play with your buddies and with juniors of the same skill level. Graduating seniors can win a scholarship from the Beltway JGT Scholarship Fund. Track your stats online all season long. 100+ events to choose from in 2019. Player of the year points race, Tour Championship and Parent/Junior Tournaments. One membership allows you to play in all Beltway regions each season. Memberships must be renewed each year. We tee you at yardages that you can be successful. We pair you with like skilled players so you don't feel over-matched or under-matched.

Our #1 GOAL is to get to know players on a first name basis, and #2, grow the game of junior golf! Develop physical and mental skills, and learn to have fun when you play competitive golf. It doesn't matter if you are trying to break 100 or break 70, we are the junior golf tour for your game!

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PHASE 6: Titleist Performance Institute Evaluation

L.T.A.D. - Long Term Athlete Development is a guide that helps develop golfer from pre-puberty to retirement. The LTAD approach focuses on having kids perform age-appropriate skill acquisition drills to maximize athletic potential.

The young athletes will learn all phases of the game, from basic sequencing of putting to post tournament assesssment. Block and random practice is encouraged to foster development and competition.

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PHASE 6: STPGA Junior Tour Tournaments

The Junior Tour program is designed to give skilled junior golfers the opportunity to compete in professionally run tournaments. This program is for juniors ages 11-18. This is the perfect program for juniors in middle to high school golf programs that are looking to improve their game in 18 or 36-hole events.


Junior Tour

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PHASE 6: HGA Junior Series Tournament

Junior Series tournaments are one-day, 18-hole events taking place primarily on Mondays for juniors with a scoring average of 110 and below

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PHASE 6: High School Golf Team Events

Details coming soon.

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