What Is Dubois County Junior Golf?

About:
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.
 
Lessons:
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.


League:
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.

A stable preshot routine is your template for consistency in a round of golf. By repeating the same procedure prior to each shot, you will gain confidence and reliability in your game regardless of the pressures during the round. In addition, you will develop a rock solid set-up everytime to the ball.

Most of all the control you exude during a golf shot comes from these four pre-swing elements - the grip, alignment, ball-position, and posture. In a good pre-shot routine, a player will subconsciously cover all these pre-swing elements with precision and accuracy. It is also important to note that a pre-shot routine should not be so exact each time that it consumes the player. It must be natural not mechanical. Generally, a good routine is loose enough to cover all the pre-swing elements and it lasts between 15 and 25 seconds.

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

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.


Highly successful golf swings are based on good fundamentals. These fundamentals are adopted through proper practice. It is not only the knowledge of basic golf fundamentals, it is the repeated application of them that produces consistent success. A very small percentage of golfers are ‘naturals’ and intuitively apply sound swing principals all the time. Hogan once said, “A natural golf swing produces bad results!” In other words, it takes practice to make a good motion - it does not come overnight.

Golf Tips

We are always adding new tips and drills, many of which include video examples. Check back often to find new ways to improve your game. To view a tip, click the title names below in each column.

  • Grip Basics

    To play golf to any degree of success, you must have a sound, natural grip. The hands are your only attachment to the...
  • The Finish - Why Is It Important?

    Many students ask me - Why is it so important to finish? The golf ball is already in flight, so why should I worry...
  • Pre-Shot Routine

    A stable preshot routine is your template for consistency in a round of golf. By repeating the same procedure prior to...
  • Proper Practice

    Highly successful golf swings are based on good fundamentals. These fundamentals are adopted through proper practice....

Our Awesome Clients

As the saying goes... it takes a village. We couldn't provide such good programming if its wasn't for these caring people and organizations. We appreciate their generous giving. It helps us to grow and continue our development of youth golf through our programs!