The Northern California Institute of Golf Junior Programs

Due to COVID-19, junior program descriptions and schedules are different, please contact Tom Morton at tmorton@hagginoaks.com or Chris Staples at cstaples@hagginoaks.com for more information. To register for a program, please see links below:

Junior Golf Camps (Haggin Oaks, Land Park/Bing Maloney)

Camp Highlights:

  • Action-packed camps include hands-on instruction led by certified PGA Professionals.
  • Signature PGA camp curriculum focuses on developing golf skills (full swing, short game, rules and etiquette) while keeping the experience fun and engaging (games and activities).
  • A fun, safe and educational environment designed with your child’s well-being in mind.
  • Low student to instructor ratio (approximately 6:1)

Half-Day Camps are designed to inspire new golfers and further the development of those playing at a beginner to intermediate level. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and age in order to create a favorable learning environment. For three hours each day, campers learn and hone their skills with a strong emphasis placed on golf’s fundamentals while having fun!

Haggin Oaks Junior Camp: Register Here!

William Land/Bing Maloney Junior Camp: Register Here!


The Northern California Institute of Golf is committed to bringing excellence to the long-term development of its junior golfers. Our model is based on the American Development Model, which was designed by The United States Olympic Committee. Our goal is to provide a roadmap for all families who wish to find the correct program for their child, no matter where they are in their development. Whether your child wants to play competitively at the high school and college level, or simply play the game for fun, we have a program to fit their needs. The Northern California Institute of Golf is committed to guiding your child through their journey within the game of golf.

The NCIG/Haggin Oaks is also a program location of First Tee of Greater Sacramento, which uses golf to teach core values and life skills to young people.

It is our goal to not only help children become physically literate but also well rounded people. By incorporating First Tee curriculum along with our athletic and golf skill stations, we have the process set up for any child to succeed.

The Journey

Have Fun and Enjoy Golf

During the Active Start stage of development, it is essential for participants to begin developing the necessary athletic movements needed for a child to become physically literate (running, jumping, kicking, catching, striking, etc.). Our goal during these five years (approximately) is to provide youth with a fun and safe environment so they can explore different athletic movements as well as being introduced to the game of golf. Children in this stage should move sequentially from Tots on the Tee to Tots to FUNdamental Movement and so on. Click HERE for more information. Register Now.

Keep it fun! Practice and Play

The focus in the FUNdamental Movement phase is the continuing development of physical literacy. Fundamental movement skills should be mastered and motor development emphasized, while the participation in many sports/activities is encouraged. For optimal skill acquisition, playing golf on our academy holes is introduced along with FUN golf competitions. Children in this step should be involved in our FUNdamental Movement Class, one of the options within the After School Program, Summer Camp and/or Little Linkers. Click HERE for more information. Register Now.

Go Play!

This age range is critical for the development of coordination and fine motor movements. Players should be able to begin to transfer skills and concepts from practice to the golf course. Group interaction, team building and social activities should be emphasized. A balance of practices and play on a golf course will promote the continued development and mastery of golf skills. Participants in this category should be involved in Little Linkers, Summer Camp, FUNdamental Movement, and/or an After School Program. Click HERE for more information. Register Now.

Building Foundation and Learning to Practice

During this period the majority of the participants are going through physical, mental and emotional changes. Recognizing this, the focus during this stage is to further develop sport specific skills, emphasize the best possible way to practice and begin to introduce meaningful competition. Athletes may want to consider the process of consulting many golf coaches, in order to find the one they are most comfortable with and can see themselves working on the technical side of their game. Participants in this stage should be involved with, Junior Linkers, Summer Camp and/or PGA Junior Camp. Click HERE for more information. Register Now.

Follow Your Heart, Dream Big, Set Goals

In the Learning to Compete Stage, it is the time to prepare athletes for the competitive environment, continue to refine technical skills, ancillary skills and develop the physical attributes. We are going to take a close look at what the participant’s goals are, and we will create a specific plan to help them achieve their goals. Training will be individualized to the athlete’s particular needs in skill development, mental preparation, fitness and recovery. The training volume will increase as does the training intensity. Athletes should be involved with the NCIG Academy or First Tee Junior Tour. Click HERE for more information. Register Now.

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Junior Golf Classes and Schedules

Active Start

Tots on the Tee: Tots on the Tee is a junior golf program designed for children ages 3 and 4. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of the game, athletic movements to enhance hand and eye coordination development and First Tee Core Values™. This is a six-week program, with classes held on Saturdays. Program Dates and Registration.

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FUNdamental Movements

FUNdamental Movement: The FUNdamental Movement class is designed for children ages 5-10. We offer three sessions throughout the year on Saturday mornings from 8:30-9:30am or 10:00-11:00am. Participants will experience First Tee Nine Core Values™ and Life Skills, the fundamentals of the golf game, as well as develop athletic skills, which are not only beneficial to their golf game, but more importantly their overall health. The participant to coach ratio is 5 to 1 or less. Program Dates and Registration.

After School Program – The After School Program is a class in which not only participants work on all facets of their golf game, learn the life skills of First Tee, but also develop many athletic skills and movements which are critical in becoming an athlete and a more coordinated golfer. Whether a child is a beginner or intermediate golfer, stations are set up in a manner in which all skill levels can practice at their ability. Classes held on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Program Dates and Registration.

Little Linker Development Tour and Junior Linkers Development Tour: The Little & Junior Linker programs have been in existence since 1983, with many of these participants ultimately playing collegiate and professional golf. This is an on-course, developmental, skill-building based program. Each week participants will be exposed to a tournament-like setting, learning to track key on-course statistics for improvement, keeping their score (with the help of a coach), learning and experiencing important rules and pace of play strategies. Participants play from yardages which are age and developmentally appropriate in order to build confidence and scoring capabilities. Participants will play on Saturday afternoons, in which tee times will start at 1:00PM. Program Dates and Registration.

Summer Camp: Summer Camps at Haggin Oaks offer more flexibility and fun than ever! Children ages 5 to 14 are encouraged to participate all summer Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM OR 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM (we skip June 28- July 1). Multiple learning stations will always be available and participants will be grouped with others of similar ability and age to help challenge players in all areas of the game. Summer Camp is held on the Academy Holes at Haggin Oaks, located at the back side of the driving range. There are multiple practice areas and three short, Par-3 golf holes in which participants will play. We do ask families to pack water for their child. Program Dates and Registration.

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Learning to Golf

FUNdamental Movement: The FUNdamental Movement class is designed for children ages 5-10. We offer three sessions throughout the year on Saturday mornings from 8:30am-9:30am or 10:00am-11:00am. Participants will experience First Tee Nine Core Values™ and Life Skills, the fundamentals of the golf game, as well as develop athletic skills, which are not only beneficial to their golf game, but more importantly their overall health. The participant to coach ratio is 5 to 1 or less. Program Dates and Registration.

After School Program – The After School Program is a class in which not only participants work on all facets of their golf game, learn the life skills of First Tee, but also develop many athletic skills and movements which are critical in becoming an athlete and a more coordinated golfer. Whether a child is a beginner or intermediate golfer, stations are set up in a manner in which all skill levels can practice at their ability. Classes held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Program Dates and Registration.

Little Linker Development Tour and Junior Linkers Development Tour:
The Little & Junior Linker programs have been in existence since 1983, with many of these participants ultimately playing collegiate and professional golf. This is an on-course, developmental, skill-building based program. Each week participants will be exposed to a tournament-like setting, learning to track key on-course statistics for improvement, keeping their score (with the help of a coach), learning and experiencing important rules and pace of play strategies. Participants play from yardages which are age and developmentally appropriate in order to build confidence and scoring capabilities. Participants will play on Saturday afternoons, in which tee times will start at 1:00PM. Program Dates and Registration.

Summer Camp: Summer Camps at Haggin Oaks offer more flexibility and fun than ever! Children ages 5 to 17 are encouraged to participate all summer Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM or 12-2:30AM (we skip June 28- July 1). Families no longer choose a specific week of participation, simply choose the number of days the athlete will participate (options include one day, four days, sixteen days or all summer). Multiple learning stations will always be available and participants will be grouped with others of similar ability and age to help challenge players in all areas of the game. Summer Camp is held on the Academy Holes at Haggin Oaks, located at the back side of the driving range. There are multiple practice areas and three short, Par-3 golf holes in which participants will play. We do ask families to pack a lunch for their child. Program Dates and Registration.

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Emerging Competition

After School Program: The After School Program is a class in which not only participants work on all facets of their golf game, learn the life skills of First Tee, but also develop many athletic skills and movements which are critical in becoming an athlete and a more coordinated golfer. Whether a child is a beginner or intermediate golfer, stations are set up in a manner in which all skill levels can practice at their ability. Program Dates and Registration.

Junior Tour: First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Tour is a year round competitive golf tournament program for boys and girls ages 12-18. Juniors are able to play and compete on over 24 different area golf courses. The tournament season goes from March through November. The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Tour allows juniors to play until their 19th birthday, or their first day of college; whichever comes first. For registration information, go here.

Little Linker Development Tour and Junior Linkers Development Tour:
The Little & Junior Linker programs have been in existence since 1983, with many of these participants ultimately playing collegiate and professional golf. This is an on-course, developmental, skill-building based program. Each week participants will be exposed to a tournament-like setting, learning to track key on-course statistics for improvement, keeping their score (with the help of a coach), learning and experiencing important rules and pace of play strategies. Participants play from yardages which are age and developmentally appropriate in order to build confidence and scoring capabilities. Participants will play on Saturday afternoons, in which tee times will start at 1:00PM. Program Dates and Registration.

Play to Improve:
This holistic player performance program caters to junior athletes who want to lower their scores and become more competitive. Each training session will consist of training in our five performance pillars and focus on multiple disciplines. Program Dates and Registration

Play to Compete:
This holistic player performance program caters to junior athletes who want to lower their scores and become more competitive. Each training session will consist of training in our five performance pillars and focus on multiple disciplines. Program Dates and Registration

Play to Win:
This holistic player performance program caters to junior athletes who want to lower their scores and become more competitive. Each training session will consist of training in our five performance pillars and focus on multiple disciplines. Program Dates and Registration

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Learning to Compete

NCIG Academy: The NCIG Academy provides select, high-performance desired golfers (ages 12-18) with a comprehensive and systematic approach to training, competing, skill acquisition and personal development. This specialized program focuses on both the technical skills of the game as well as the human skills of the game. It is an athlete and parent centered approach steered by the players themselves which has been extremely successful, yielding impressive results.
Program Dates and Registration.

Junior Tour: The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Tour is a year round competitive golf tournament program for boys and girls ages 12-18. Juniors are able to play and compete on over 24 different area golf courses. The tournament season goes from March through November. The First Tee of Greater Sacramento Junior Tour allows juniors to play until their 19th birthday, or their first day of college; whichever comes first. For registration information, go here.

Little Linker Development Tour and Junior Linkers Development Tour:
The Little & Junior Linker programs have been in existence since 1983, with many of these participants ultimately playing collegiate and professional golf. This is an on-course, developmental, skill-building based program. Each week participants will be exposed to a tournament-like setting, learning to track key on-course statistics for improvement, keeping their score (with the help of a coach), learning and experiencing important rules and pace of play strategies. Participants play from yardages which are age and developmentally appropriate in order to build confidence and scoring capabilities. Participants will play on Saturday afternoons, in which tee times will start at 1:00PM. Program Dates and Registration

Return to Developmental Stage Descriptions

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