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2023 Raccoon Creek High School Prep Program

This program is designed for boys and girls interested in playing High School Golf, whether their goal is making the team or players already on a team looking to improve their tournament performance and team standing.

Our program is focused on players in grades 7-10. We will provide these players with the tools they need to develop and improve their competitive game. This program will work, schedule-wise, in conjunction with our PGA Jr League 17U program. H. S. Prep program times will be on Saturday mid-day, afternoons, or evenings.

The program will emphasize how full swing and short game skills combine with the ability to focus and manage the mental side of the game to determine a players’ potential as a tournament player. Players who don’t grasp the importance of all these different areas will not excel. We will work diligently to help your player improve their Putting, Chipping, Pitching and Full Swing skills. We will also work on course management, strategy, scoring skills, practice habits, mental approach, focus, and ability to overcome adversity on the course that occurs during a round of golf.  

This program will also acquaint participants with other aspiring high school players they can join for practice and on-course play outside of our program. Our participants will be encouraged to support one another throughout the summer and the High School Golf seasons. Note: Players will be walking during the playing lessons and during the practice tournaments as they will in HS events. Green Fees and range balls are included for all on-course sessions. Participation in other (outside) stroke play tournaments is also recommended.  

Our H.S. Prep program details are as follows:
Program Director: Don Graham, PGA dgraham@raccooncreek.com
Associate Instructor: John Houlihan jhoulihan@raccooncreek.com 

4:1 Student: Instructor Ratio / 10 Students Max in this program / Program cost is $425

The High School Prep Program includes:

  • Parent/Player program kickoff meeting, during which we will discuss:
    • What HS coaches are looking for in a player
    • Score expectations for different levels of HS play and time commitment necessary to reach these levels
    • Equipment and preparations needed for tournament play
    • Benefits of playing High School Golf
  • $50 range credit for practice outside of the program
  • 4 – 1-hour Group Clinics
  • 1 On-course evaluation session (1 hour) in a group with Don or John
  • 18-hole practice tournament
  • Video Swing Analysis
  • 1 Hour block of private lesson time
  • 4 drop-in 9-hole practice rounds exclusively for HS Prep participants – (pairings organized by staff)
  • Complimentary Practice Aid and Practice Journal
  • Customized Practice Plan and Practice Drills based on the playing eval
  • Personal goal-setting session with Don or John
  • Instruction on how to keep and interpret playing stats
  • Special playing rate of $10 per 9 holes during selected Raccoon Creek early morning and late day 9-hole t-times valid all summer
  • Discounted private lesson rates with Don and John

Program Schedule:
  • Sat., April 22 – 11:30am – Parent/Player Program Kickoff Meeting
    • Meeting, Goals and Expectations w/Q & A
    • Set up Range App and load range credit
    • Distribute Practice Aids
    • Review Practice rules and expectations
  • Sat., April 29    11:30am – Clinic #1
  • Sat., May 6      11:30am – Clinic #2
  • Sat., May 13    5:30pm – Play 9 Holes – On Course Evaluation
  • Sat., May 20    11:30am  – Build a Practice Plan
  • Sat., May 27    11:30am  – Video Swing Analysis and Open Practice
  • Sat., June 3      11:30am pm Clinic #3
  • Sat., June 10    3pm – Practice Tournament 18 Holes
  • Sat., June 17    11:30am - Clinic #4
Dates for all the Drop-in Playing Sessions will be announced shortly