The Ontario Golf Academy at Whistle Bear Golf Club is excited to announce the 2018 Advanced Development Team – a specialized coaching and training program for golfers aged 14-19. This 10-month progressive training program will provide participants with the necessary skills and preparation to excel at provincial and national caliber junior tournaments and beyond. The program is designed to navigate aspiring NCAA and CIS golfers through the complicated world of competitive junior golf.

Advanced Development Team athletes will receive weekly scheduled coaching and training sessions.  The training is closely aligned with Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development Guide and will structure coaching and golf specific strength and conditioning activities to give each player the best chance to perform optimally in their most important golf tournaments.  

The team is led by award winning "Class A" PGA Professionals Cory Southon and his junior specialist coaching staff. This dynamic program takes a holistic approach to coaching, meaning we oversee the entire developmental process of a golfer and not simply their swing mechanics. The program will consist of individual and group skills development training sessions, custom club fitting, mental skills training, on course coaching, tournament preparation and support, nutrition guidance, NCAA/CIS recruiting support, and golf specific strength and conditioning from TPI certified instructors. 

 

  • 10 month coaching program for aspiring NCAA/CIS high school aged elite juniors aged 14-19
  • Limited to 18 participants (by application only). Priority will be given to Whistle Bear Members
  • Services included:
    • Weekly group skills development training sessions
    • Weekly private coaching sessions (scheduled at your convenience)
    • On course playing lessons
    • Ongoing coaching and evaluation using Trackman
    • Equipment optimization
    • Strength and conditioning sessions with Depth Training at Whistle Bear
    • Monthly performance coaching sessions including on course strategies, NCAA information sessions, rules sessions, tournament preparation, cognitive training sessions, guest speakers, nutrition information, etc.
    • Quarterly progress reports
    • Access to Shot by Shot statistical analysis program
    • Goal setting and practice planning
    • Team package, including a bag and apparel
    • Tournament support at select local/provincial/national events

Indoor Season: January-April

  • Weekly private coaching session with PGA of Canada instructor – 30 minute lesson and 30 minute supervised practice
  • Bi-weekly group skills development training session – 1 hour 30 mins
  • Bi-weekly group strength and conditioning session with TPI Certified coaches – 1 hour
  • Monthly mental skills training session at the Whistle Bear Clubhouse – 1 hour
  • Ongoing club fitting and equipment evaluation
  • Trackman training
  • Competition scheduling
  • Access to the Ontario Golf Academy winter practice facilities
  • Access to Depth Training Facility

Outdoor Season: May-October

  • Weekly private coaching session with PGA of Canada instructor – 30 minute lesson and 30 minute supervised practice
  • Weekly group skills development training session – 2 hours each 
  • Bi-weekly group strength and conditioning session with TPI Certified coaches– 1 hour
  • Monthly mental skills training session – 1 hour
  • Ongoing club fitting and equipment evaluation
  • Competition Scheduling
  • Membership to Whistle Bear Golf Club
  • Membership to The Ontario Golf Academy at Whistle Bear
  • Access to Depth Training Facility

Tuition

Option A:

  • Coaching Program: $2,792 + hst (March - October)
  • Coaching Program (monthly payment option): $349 + hst

Option B:

  • Coaching Program + Whistle Bear Junior Membership: $3,386 + hst

Option C:

  • Program remains the same but participants take private lessons bi-weekly instead of weekly: $2,200 + hst
  • With Whistle Bear Junior Membership: $2,794 + hst

Advanced Development Team Members Can Expect

  • All coaching to be executed by Head Teaching Professional Cory Southon and our expert PGA of Canada Coaching staff
  • A 10 month (January-October) coaching program that adheres to Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development Guide
  • To network with other like-minded athletes and families
  • Full support and guidance from our PGA of Canada Coaching Staff
  • Structured coaching, practice and guidance with a focus on core fundamentals; swing technique, short-game proficiency, physical development, course management and mental skills training

 

 

Please contact Cory Southon for additional information or if you have any questions at corys@whistlebear.ca or 519-650-2327 ext. 422