TGA of Southeast Michigan

Empower Your Child Through Golf

Whether this is the first exposure to golf or you’re looking to take your child’s game to the next level, we have a program to fit your needs.  TGA has developed a Junior Golf Player Pathway to help guide families through the journey of learning and playing this amazing sport.

The pathway consists of four core TGA programs which are progressive in their skill level, knowledge requirements and challenges; yet also complimentary to one another so children can participate in all four programs throughout the year to continue developing and refining their game.

The common entry points for new players are through our instruction-based Golf Enrichment Programs and Golf Camps before moving on to Play Days and Leagues which focus on gaining on-course experience in a low-pressure setting.  To learn more about each type of program, click on the icons below.

Junior Golf Player Pathway...
Why golf?
Playing an 18-hole course you walk around 5 miles and burn around 2000 calories.
Being a non-impact sport greatly reduces the risk of injury.
Developing shot strategies and applying concepts from geometry and physics.
Golf promotes these concepts.
Build friendships and practice honesty and sportsmanship.
Handicaps allow golfers of all ages and abilities to play together.

The TGA Way

Introduction To Sports

We offer an introduction to sports in a safe and welcoming environment, helping kids develop both athletic and social skills.

All Abilities Welcome

Our station-based format allows mixed-ability groups to learn and play together, ensuring a quality experience for all students.

Equipment Provided

We provide all equipment necessary to play so there is no additional investment required beyond registration.

Trained Coaches

Our coaches are fully vetted, background checked, and trained on how best to coach children safely and effectively.

Ignite a Passion

Our goal is to ignite a passion for sports and game play while developing the foundation for an active and healthy lifestyle.

Golf Enrichment Programs

Tee it up at golf class and discover how fun and exciting golf can be with TGA!

  • Maximum student to coach ratio of 10:1 maintains a safe and fun environment.
  • Coaches lead students through station-based drills and games that develop the fundamental skills of grip, putting, chipping and full-swing.
  • Students participate in STEAM labs that allow them to explore academic concepts like gravity, force, and spin through the game.
  • Golf is an individualistic sport so each player progresses through our five level program at their own pace – click on each color level below for additional details.
Yellow Level
Learn the fundamentals
  • Golf skills: swing fundamentals and proper setup
  • Rules & etiquette: shaking hands and playing with others
  • Academics: golf vocabulary and introduction to scoring
  • Life skills: sportsmanship and honesty
Orange Level
Practice your skills
  • Golf skills: understanding ball position and making consistent contact with the ball
  • Rules & etiquette: navigating the course and learning the parts of the golf club
  • Academics: understanding yardage and calculating distance
  • Life skills: respect and responsibility
Red Level
Prepare for the course
  • Golf skills: developing a balanced swing and consistently getting the ball airborne
  • Rules & etiquette: how to treat a ball once in play and player regulations
  • Academics: history and geography associated with the game and tournaments
  • Life skills: courtesy and positive attitude
Blue Level
Master your skills
  • Golf skills: developing ball control and shot-making
  • Rules & etiquette: the importance of the “honor system” on the course
  • Academics: understanding force and speed associated with different shots
  • Life skills: cooperation and perseverance
Black Level
Play like a pro
  • Golf skills: advanced concepts like club head acceleration and club selection
  • Rules & etiquette: understanding markers, drops, penalties and playing formats
  • Academics: applying math and science to develop shot strategies
  • Life skills: leading by example for your peers

Golf Enrichment Program Locations:

Krause ElementaryBeverly Hills
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

Bloomfield Hills
Bloomfield Christian School
Roeper School

Holy Name Catholic School

All Saints Catholic School
Bird Elementary
Dodson Elementary
Hoben Elementary
Achieve Charter Academy
Canton Charter Academy
South Canton Scholars
Workman Elementary

Chesterfield Youth Center
Great Oaks Elementary

Cedar Crest Academy

Clinton Township
Parker Elementary
Trinity Lutheran School

Commerce Township
Country Oaks Elementary

Farmington Hills
St. Fabian Catholic School
Hillel Day School

Grosse Pointe
Defer Elementary
Ferry Elementary
Grosse Pointe Academy
Kerby Elementary
Mason Elementary
Monteith Elementary
Richard Elementary
University Liggett

Harrison Township
Lobbestael Elementary
South River Elementary

Heritage Elementary
Spring Mills ElementaryIRA Township
Immaculate Conception Catholic School

Leonard Elementary

American Montessori Lower School
St. Michael Catholic School

Mt. Clemens
St. Mary School
Mt. Clemens Montessori

Macomb Township
Atwood Elementary
Beck Elementary
Immanuel Lutheran School
Macomb Township Recreation Center
St. Peter Lutheran School

Johnson Elementary
Kurtz Elementary

New Baltimore
Lighthouse Elementary

Northville Christian School
Northville Parks and Recreation

Franklin Christian Academy
Hickory Woods Elementary
Novi Meadows Elementary
Novi Woods Elementary
Orchard Hills Elementary

Oakland Township
Delta Kelly Elementary
Eagle Creek Academy

Clear Lake Elementary
Daniel Axford Elementary

Notre Dame Marist Lower Devision

Smith Elementary

Rochester Hills
Baldwin Elementary
Brooklands Elementary
Hamlin Elementary
Hampton Elementary
Hugger Elementary
McGregor Elementary
Musson Elementary
North Hill Elementary
St. John Lutheran
University Hills Elementary
West Middle School

Shelby Township
Crissman Elementary
Duncan Elementary
Monfort Elementary
Morgan Elementary
Shelby Activities Center
Switzer Elementary
Southfield Christian School

St. Clair Shores
St. Germaine Catholic School

Barnard Elementary
Bemis Elementary
Costello Elementary
Hamilton Elementary
Hill Elementary
Leonard Elementary
Martell Elementary
Morse Elementary
Schroeder Elementary
Troy Union Elementary
Wass Elementary
Wattles Elementary

St. Lawrence Catholic School

Washington Township
Hevel Elementary
Indian Hills Elementary

Oakdale Academy

West Bloomfield
Shenandoah Country Club

American Montessori Upper School

Walled Lake
Glengary Elementary
Keith Elementary
Mary Helen Guest Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary
St. William Catholic School
Walled Lake Elementary

White Lake
Lakewood Elementary
Oxbow Elementary

Ways to Play

Our program progression is designed to refine skill, achieve success, promote discovery through play and provide a pathway to Keep Playing!®

After-School Enrichment Programs

6-10 week sessions // 3-4 times per school year

Hosted at pre-k, elementary and middle schools, community centers and parks & recreation locations

Parents enjoy the convenience of programs offered after school, while kids receive an introduction to sports, learn from trained coaches, develop skills, and build passion for the game. 

Designed for all ages and abilities, our curriculum follows a progressive skill development so that students can set goals to achieve and progresses through our five level program at their own pace. In each class students rotate through station-based drills and activities that develop core skills and an understanding of the history, rules, etiquette, and vocabulary of the sport.

Parent-Child Events – Join Your Child on the Course

Parent/Child Events provide the perfect opportunity to get out on the course with your junior golfer in a stress-free environment. “Parent” is defined loosely — the adult member of the team can be a parent, step-parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend, older brother or sister, etc. The only rule is that the adult must be at least 18 years old.

These events include warmup, clinic, nine holes of golf with cart, then dinner and awards. Teams have the option of keeping score — or writing “Had fun” on their scorecard. We have prizes for the top three teams, plus closest-to-hole and long-drive contests for both parents and children.

TGA of Southeast Michigan holds these events every spring and fall — Saturdays in Macomb County and Sundays in Oakland County.

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"My son has thoroughly enjoyed the TGA Junior Golf Program, he was a true beginner and now has a real love of the sport. The after school program is very well run and the coaches are excellent. This year we tried the summer camp and he had his first go on a real course and he is truly hooked. All around a great experience."
Aldan Moore, TGA Customer

Camps – Build Skills and Friendships

There is nothing like the magic of summer camp on a real golf course.  At our all-day camps, students have morning instruction on full swing, chipping and putting, then lunch, then 9 holes of golf every afternoon, with an instructor accompanying each foursome.

TGA of Southeast Michigan holds summer camps at the following golf courses:

  • Oak Ridge in New Haven
  • Rammler in Sterling Heights
  • Glacier Club in Washington Township
  • Somerset Park in Troy
  • The Myth in Oakland Township
  • Maples in Novi
  • Coyote in New Hudson
  • Belle Isle/Chandler Park in Detroit (morning camp)
  • Hilltop in Plymouth (morning camp)
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"The entire TGA professional staff has been very friendly and encouraging. My son received excellent golf training and progressed rapidly. He has participated in many sports programs, and we rate this the best one of all."
Michael Williams, TGA Customer

Leagues – Friendly Competition Fosters Growth

TGA Golf Leagues offer the perfect opportunity for beginning and established junior golfers to practice and play in a low-pressure setting that is local and convenient. Our inclusive format allows each player to contribute to the team on every hole so golfers of all abilities can develop their skills and prepare for competitive junior tours or high school teams.

  • Co-ed teams formed after a skill-based tryout.
  • Teams meet for practice before matches begin.
  • Weekly matches are either match play or stroke play depending on the division.*
  • Players develop friendships and valuable skills including teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Parent volunteer opportunities available, please the contact page for details!

TGA Junior Golf Leagues are a great next step for players who have developed the fundamentals of their game through TGA Golf Enrichment Programs or TGA Golf Camps and want to apply those skills on the course in a friendly competition setting.

"The instructors really tailored the program to young kids. There was a whole lot of instruction and technique, but they made it so fun! My daughter learned so much. Some kids' programs are either too fun/not enough learning or too strict/no enough fun. This program struck the balance exactly right."
Mary Thompson, TGA Customer

Other Ways to Play Golf with TGA

  • Private Golf Lessons – perfect for juniors looking to take their game to the next level through 1-on-1 coaching.
  • Youth Golf Clinics – a great opportunity for players to get additional instruction and practice time in a group setting.
  • Adult Golf Clinics – designed for adults of all skills levels to improve their golf skills and knowledge in a group setting.
  • Tournaments/Family Events – a chance for the whole family to get involved and hit the course together.
  • Golf-themed Parties – perfect for birthdays, graduations or any other celebratory event for the junior golfer in your life.