The Ontario Golf Academy at Whistle Bear Golf Club is excited to announce the 2018 New Competitor Team – a specialized coaching and training program for golfers aged 9-13. This 10-month advanced training program will provide participants with the necessary skills and preparation to excel in competitive golf and advance to our flagship Advanced Development Team.   

This program is designed for young golfers who are either playing or interested in playing competitive golf. We welcome any young golfer who is committed to improvement and being the best they can be on and off the course. 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 New Competitor Team is led by award winning "Class A" PGA Professionals Cory Southon and his 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 and golf specific strength and conditioning from TPI certified instructors. 

 

  • 10 month coaching program for committed golfers aged 9-13
  • Limited to 18 participants who must be approved by Whistle Bear's Director of Golf and Head Teaching Professional. 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, introductory rules sessions, tournament preparation, mental training sessions, trivia, nutrition information, etc.
    • Quarterly progress reports
    • Tournament support at select local/provincial/national events

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
  • Team package including a bag and apparel

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 
  • Monthly mental skills training session – 1 hour
  • Ongoing club fitting and equipment evaluation
  • Competition scheduling
  • Bantam Membership to Whistle Bear Golf Club
  • Membership to The Ontario Golf Academy at Whistle Bear

Tuition

Option A: 

  • Coaching Program: $2,392 + hst (March - October)
  • Coaching Program (monthly payment option): $299 + hst

Option B: 

  • Coaching Program + Whistle Bear Bantam Membership: $2,752 + hst (March - October)

Option C: 

  • Program remains the same but participants take private lessons bi-weekly instead of weekly: $1,750 + hst
  • With Whistle Bear Bantam Membership: $2,110 + hst

New Competitor Team Members Can Expect

  • All coaching to be executed by PGA of Canada Professionals
  • A 10 month (January-October) coaching program that adheres to Golf Canada’s Long Term Player Development Guide
  • To have fun!
  • To network with other like-minded athletes and their families
  • Structured coaching, practice and guidance with a focus on core fundamentals: swing technique, short-game proficiency, physical development, course management and mental skills training
  • To learn how to play the game, including: etiquette, scoring, shot selection, event preparation, strategy, tactics and mental game skills

Special Note Regarding Equipment

Please contact us BEFORE you buy clubs

It is critical for athletes to have equipment that is correctly fitted for size, weight and shaft. We provide free fittings and clubs at a discounted rate for New Competitor Team athletes – please contact Cory Southon to set up a complimentary club fitting.

 
 

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