The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is proud to be an official The First Tee of Greater Sacramento program location. Our junior golf programs are three-fold, in that they all incorporate the Life Skills of The First Tee (accompanied by The Nine Core Values and Nine healthy Habits), golf skills and athletic movements and exercises to not only help the development of the students golf game, but also create a healthy youth population.
The First Tee is a World Golf Foundation initiative dedicated to providing young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop through golf, life-enhancing values such as: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. In all of our junior classes we bridge these core values to everyday life and they can be used.
The golf skills curriculum is a station based curricula that helps students to discover and improve in a safe environment. We discuss putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, the full swing and basic rules and etiquette with all ages and ability levels. Typically we have stations that are set up to help children with one specific fundamental element at a time. It is a priority of the Haggin Coaches coaching staff to keep the student to coach ratio to 5:1 or less.
The third element to our junior golf program is the emphasis on not only an athletic golf motion, but a healthy lifestyle. Some of these athletic movements include: throwing a ball, jumping rope, hula hooping, balance boards, hurdles, speed ladders and much more. We have found that the children not only enjoy “playing” but have also incorporated these healthy activities into their golf game and their everyday life.
For specific questions, please contact the Haggin Oaks Golf Concierge at 916-808-2531.
What my child will experience
- Full Swing
- How to Play and Manage Your Game
- Chipping / Pitching
- Bunker Shots
- Choosing the Right Club for the Shot
The First Tee Core Values
“The First Tee Is More Than A Game”
We take the youth of our community very seriously. We strongly believe it is the duty of our coaches to formally present the Core Values and Life Skills that have been inherent in the game of golf to the juniors who participate in our programs. We hope to hear from you to know if we have made a difference in the life of your child.
How does a youth golfer learn to play golf?
Junior golfers who reside within the region of Sacramento are fortunate to have one of the finest youth golf programs anywhere in America. Most golf courses within the region provide youth golf instruction programs, junior clubs and possibly league type play. Youth golf programs provided at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex include the following:
If your Junior wants more competition, please contact the following organizations:
The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Jr Tour
3649 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
Junior Golf Association of Northern California
8325 River Road, Sacramento, California 95832
California Junior Tour
P. O. Box 130217, Carlsbad, California 92013
American Junior Golf Association
Jenae Jenkins, Manager of Player Services
1980 Sports Club Drive, Braselton, 30517
PGA of America
Chris Childers, Junior Series Director
100 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410-9601
Liberty Corner Road, P. O. Box 708, Far Hills, New Jersey