What Is Dubois County Junior Golf?

Dubois County Junior Golf is an initiative created by caring Professionals in the community and sponsored by local business.  The main goal of DCJG is to introduce and engage young adults into the game of golf.

The DCJG Spring Program is comprised of 2 Main Components - Instruction and Play:
• Lessons: (Participants will learn skills in all facets of the sport. Rules, Etiquette, Full-Swing Fundamentals, Short-Game, Practice Habits).  Beginning/Intermediate, and Advanced classes are both offered. Classes are taught by an experienced PGA Professional.
• League: Development of positive and healthy relationships through friendly team competitions that encourage player development and positive self-esteem.
Basic Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 3 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.  
Extended Lesson Plan: Each participant  will receive 6 Group Lessons (1 hr/ ea.) and compete in 6 League Matches. Teams will be determined and announced end of March or first week of lessons on the website.

Players will be divided into Teams and 2 Leagues. Teams and Leagues are determined by the coaching and teaching staff. Your child will be placed in the league model and team that we feel is best suited for his/her progress and enjoyment. The two Leagues are:
Jr. Futures League - Comprised of Beginning to Intermediate players. (Scramble Format, possibly some Best-Ball).
Jr. Elite League - Comprised of Experienced and Advanced players. (Scramble, Best-Ball, and Stroke Play)

Who? When? Where:
The program is open to ALL Dubois County 5th through 8th grade students. Due to space limitations, registration is limited. No prior experience is necessary,  just a desire to learn and play this great game of golf! Beginners and advanced players will both benefit from the program!
The program runs end of March thru May and will be conducted at Ruxer Golf Course & Buffalo Trace GC. The Instruction begins on select dates of your choice starting as early as March 28th.
All players will begin match play on Monday April 16th, and ending May 4th.  Consisting of 6 total matches. All 6 matches will be conducted at Ruxer GC.
• 5 matches must be completed by each player to be considered for awards.
How Do I Register My Child?
Registration is simple. Simply go to the Registration Page, select the desired date and time to begin the lessons, fill-out the on-line form, and you're in!

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About DCJG

Many students ask me - Why is it so important to finish? The golf ball is already in flight, so why should I worry about what I do thereafter? Although this is a good question, the answer is quite simple -- all great players go to a complete balance finish, so should you. There are many varying golf swings on tour, and everyone of them has good balance. Furthermore, great players can hold their finish because they are relaxed and in balance. They don't finish because they are trying, they finish because they have to. Why? Momentum.

Momentum happens when you are relaxed and the club is swinging effortlessly and fast to the very end. Eventhough this a a fairly easy concept to grasp, we hardly spend the time to work on it. A good relaxed balanced finish is the result of a good swing. It happens to be a lot easier to work on a relaxed balanced finished than the 500 other things we think we need to do in our swing.

Try This Drill

Set-up to a golf ball, but put the club in front of the ball. Without a backswing, take the club straight to the finish and hold it for several seconds. All your weight should be on your forward foot, with little to no pressure on your back toe. your belt buckle should be facing the target with the club shaft across your back and arms relaxed. Repeat this procedure often.