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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Interviews From Participants

Some junior golfers talk about their experiences with Dubois County Junior Golf.

  • Baileigh Schnieder

  • Jordan Krempp

  • Gavin Edele

  • Isabelle Morrison & Nick Buechlein

  • Noah Hanneman & Brant Tretter

Ricky Supports the First Tee!

About The First Tee TV Commercial, 'Support The First Tee' Featuring Rickie Fowler. Rickie Fowler talks about the importance of introducing kids to golf. Golf is a game that teaches kids important values that will guide them in all areas of their lives.

To play golf to any degree of success, you must have a sound, natural grip. The hands are your only attachment to the club and thus control much of the function of the swing. A good grip will:

• deliver the clubface squarely to the back of the ball
• keep the handle from slipping in your swing
• allows the swing to be a fluid continous motion
• transmits power through the ball by allowing some wrist hinge

The Left Hand Grip

Assume the left hand grip by placing the handle diagonally across the fingers of the left hand, making sure the heel pad is above the top of the handle. It is easiest to do this by making sure you place the heel pad on top of the grip first, before closing the rest of the hand. This is the most critical part of the grip. Never let the grip slide into the palm of the hand. Most amateurs place the grip in the palm and it becomes virtually impossible to hinge your wrists and also contributes to a slice.

On top of the grip, the thumb should be visible and slightly right of center of the grip. Without moving your head, the two knuckles in the left hand should also be visible. This indicates a natural left hand position. A line is formed by the left thumb and the index finger; this line should point approximately to the right ear.

The Right Hand Grip

In assuming the right hand grip it is important to remember that its purpose is to conform to the left hand grip, enabling the two to work as a unit. The club is held primarily in the two middle fingers of the right hand. The life line of the right palm rests firmly into the thumb of the left hand. After closing your right hand your left thumb will no longer be visible. The line formed by the right thumb and index finger should point in the same direction as the line in the left hand. Remember: you need to see some cupping in the wrists to allow for porper wrist hinge

Both Hands

The completed grip should like like the right photo. In addition there is three basic options to linking the two hands together:

• the overlap - the little finger of the right hand is overlapped over the forefinger of the left
• the interlock - the little finger of the right and the forefinger of the left are interlocked
• ten finger - all fingers are placed directly on the club.

The overlap is most popular of the three choices. It is best suited with normal and oversized hands. Players with shorter fingers and/or thicker hands might benefit from the interlock form. Those players with smaller or weaker hands might like the ten finger form. Use whichever form is best suited to you.

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