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Why Start a Young Person in Golf?

“Golf affords a wide field of observation for the philosopher and the student of human nature. To play it aright (well) requires nerve, endurance, and self-control, qualities which are essential to success in all great vocations.” – From the book, The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes – Golf, by Englishman Horace G. Hutchinson, which was published in 1890. Hutchinson was a fine player in his own right, winning the (British) Amateur Championship in 1886 and 1887 and having three Top-10 finishes in the Open Championship.

Programs at Riverside

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Little Swinger Program

The “LITTLE SWINGERS” (boys and girls) program is designed for junior golfers age 4-7 (parent or grandparent must be a Member) to help develop and improve their fundamentals, learn the basic rules and etiquette of golf, all while having fun!  Fun Filled 45 minute group sessions.  Lot's of activities to keep your kids moving and having fun.  Balance, jumping, rolling, tossing bals, putting, chipping, proper set up, swinging.  Coached by James Sinclair Associate Professional.

The Little Swingers Program  - (6 Weeks) Usually Occurs in May & June   Final day - Fun event usually occurs beginning of July 
2023 Information:  Saturday's:  $80.00  (3 timeslots available) 

12:30- 1:15pm

1:30pm - 2:15pm

2:30 - 3:15pm

Information & Registration:  Sunday, April 16th 2023 

 

 

 The Riverside Juvenile & Future Swingers

These clinics are geared towards kids that have participated in 2 previous years of little swingers and have some basic knowledge and some skill acquisition.  Ages are 8 - 9 years old and 10-11 years old (parent or grandparent must be a Member). Coached by Don Connolly, Director of Instruction and James Sinclair Associate Professional. 

Program is 6 weeks long   May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 10, 17

2023 Information:  Saturdays:  $80.00  (3 timeslots available)

9am-10am

10am-11am

11am- 12pm

 

Information & Registration:  Sunday, April 16th 2023 

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The Riverside Junior Introduction Clinic

This coaching program is designed to start each junior's knowledge and to give them a better understanding about golf.  Having this clinic early in the season will allow the kids to get more enjoyment out of the game in the sumer months.  This is a 5-week program, which consists of grip, stance, posture, rules and proper etiquette lessons.  These lessons wil be coached by Head Professional Carrie Vaughan. 

Maximum 12 players per hour.  These clinics are included with Membership.

2023 Information:   This is a 5 week program, Sunday afternoons.  May 7th thru June 11th ( No class June 4th)

Sundays:  (3 timeslots available)

2pm- 3pm

3pm-4pm

4pm-5pm
 

Information & Registration:  Sunday, April 16th 2023 

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Developing Player Program

This coaching program is designed for players who have the desire to take their games to the next level.  In this program you will learn to compete in club, locally, regionally and possibly a national level of competition.  Players in this program will articipate in a 10-month program.  These clinics are more for those who have chosen golf as their primary sport.  This program is advanced and intense.  Players would be expected to train a minimum of 10 -15 hours/week.  These clinics are coached by Don Connolly, Director of Instruction and Carrie Vaughan, Head Golf Professional.  Player must be a Riverside Country Club Member.

This program is 2 hours weekly with one private lesson bi-weekly (2 a month). 

12 Member Maximum:  (6 to 1 ration/per player & Coach)   Full Currently

 

Clinic Time is from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the spring and 8:00am to 10:00am in the summer

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The Riverside Junior Girls Club

Coming Soon

Learn the Game that Lasts a Lifetime

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Responsibility

a moral obligation to behave correctly toward or in respect of

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Respect

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News & Events

 Don Sinclair Invitational

Don Sinclair Invitational

July 7, 2023

Named after the long-time Head Pro at Riverside, The Invitational is an annual event that has players come from all over the province to test their game against the course and the field.

August 12th, 2023