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Junior Programs

Currie Golf Courses is home to many Junior Golf Programs: Midland Junior Golf Program, The First Tee, PGA Junior Golf League, Summer Camps & more!
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MIDLAND JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

Midland boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17 (as of June 13th, 2020). Juniors must know how to play golf and have their own equipment. Proper etiquette, pace of play and sportsmanship are emphasized to enhance the enjoyment for all participants. The program directors will provide some instruction when needed.

REGISTRATION FEE
$100 per player. Any junior golfer who is registered in the program will receive a hot dog combo ($5) at Gil’s Grill the day of junior golf program.

DIRECTORS
8-11 yr old | Ray Friar 430-9924 & Ernie Carter 631-1138
12-14 yr old | Frank Altimore 835-8062 & Carol Neff 835-9051
15-17 yr old | Tim Fenwick 989-239-7102 & Chaithra Katamneni
PROGRAMS DETAILS
In fairness to all golfers as a whole, players are assigned the first week according to age group - no exceptions. However, after the first week, every attempt will be made to evaluate and reassign golfers based on event scores. This policy includes returning golfers who have previously competed in a higher division than their peers.

Ultimately, the goal is to place golfers in divisions where they will be most competitive. Division assignments are made solely by the program directors.

BONUS
Any junior golfer registered in the program, can play free golf when playing with their parents or grandparents between the dates of June 16th – August 25th.
SCHEDULE
A series of nine events will be held on Monday’s throughout the summer, beginning June 22nd and runs thru August 24th. Registering in the program will also qualify golfers for the Junior City Championship automatically which will be held on Monday, August 3rd.

On June 22nd players should report to the west golf course at 11am for free hot-dog, chips, fountain drink and register with their program director who is in charge of your age group. At that time the directors will assign tee times for that day.

*Please do not call the golf course for tee times. If you have any questions regarding tee times please call the program director who is in charge of that division. There will be no rain dates available.
AGE GROUPS
  • 8-11 yr olds | Modified east course: Designed for beginners to sharpen their skills without the additional pressure of keeping pace of play on the longer course. Parent volunteers are greatly appreciated to act as observers and scorekeepers. After the first week the modified east division meets at 10am at the east course clubhouse
  • 12-14 yr olds | 9 hole gold: players in this division must be ready for the challenge of the entire back 9. To better match ability, play is from the forward tees. After the first week the 9 hole gold division tee times start at 11:30 at the east course clubhouse
  • 15-17 yr olds | tour: These are the top golfers from the previous week. For golfers to maintain a position in this division; they must score well over 9 holes from (blue tees) Boys and (forward tees) girls. After the first week the tour division tee times start at 11:30am at the west course.

THE FIRST TEE JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

The First Tee Junior Golf Program is designed for kids 5 to 18. In addition to learning fundamentals of the golf swing and the game, our character education and life skills programs help kids and teens prepare for success at school, at home and in their community.

In every class, we teach a LifeSkill, such as Conflict Resolution, Goal Setting or How to Properly Meet and Greet, along with a golf skill such as putting or chipping. All lessons relate to one or more of our 9 Core Values as well as our 9 Healthy Habits.
TARGET LEVEL
  • Ages 5 - 6
  • Cost $100
  • Monday Afternoon 12pm to 1pm
  • June 15, 22, 29 July 6 & 20th
  • Class will consist of 1 hour of range/course time

*We need 8 participants to hold this class
PLAYER 1
  • 7-13 yr old & new to The First Tee
  • Cost $100
  • Monday Mornings 10am to 11:30am
  • June 15, 22, 29 July 6 & 20th
  • Class will consist of 1 hour of range/course time, ½ hour of classroom time
PLAYER 2
  • 8-14 yr old + completed Player 1
  • Cost $100
  • Monday Mornings 8am to 9:30am
  • June 15, 22, 29 July 6 & 20th
  • Class will consist of 1 hour range/course time, ½ hour of classroom time

*Participants in the Player 2 division will be able to play golf as part of the Currie Jr. Golf Program after their First Tee class at no additional cost
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9 Core Values: Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship, Respect, Confidence, Responsibility, Perseverance, Courtesy, and Judgement.

9 Healthy Habits: Energy, Play, Safety, Vision, Mind, Family, Friends, School and Community

Mission Statement: To make a difference in the lives of young people in Eastern Michigan by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
PRICING
The cost to participate in our classes vary by class. If you are unable to pay the fees due to financial hardship, scholarships are available. Contact Diane Wojciechowski for more information.

TOURNAMENT & BANQUET
The First Tee Celebration Tournament and Banquet will be held on Monday, August 10th, 2020. Participants will receive tee times according to level enrolled. Banquet times TBD
REGISTRATION
Registration is open and on a first come, first serve basis. Register at Currie Golf Course or online at the First Tee of Eastern Michigan website.
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3 DAY SUMMER CAMP
Currie Junior Golf Camp is designed to teach basic golf fundamentals for students 7-14 years of age. Each camp consists of three (3) days of 1 ½ hour classes, for a total of 4 ½ hours of instruction during the designated weeks below. Fundamental concepts of putting, chipping and the full swing will be introduced. Golf course etiquette and the rules of golf will also be covered.

Cost: $80 per Junior
Instructors: Paul Milholland & Doug Temple
  • 7 to 9 year olds ‣ 8:30am - 10:00am
  • 10 to 14 year olds ‣ 10:30am - 12:00pm

Please Report To Driving Range East Clubhouse On Your Scheduled Date & Time.
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PGA JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE
PGA Junior League brings family and friends together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Learn more and be a part of a team:

The Midland Currie teams should plan on a minimum of (6) six practice sessions and up to (6) six matches against rival teams from Midland Country Club and Saginaw Country Club. Head Coach Doug Temple, PGA Professional will lead this competitive program for our area youth between the ages of 7 – 13. Registration is open now and space is limited to just 10 players. Don’t delay, this league event will sell out.

*DUE TO FLOODING AND COVID-19 DETAILS ARE ON HOLD*

PROGRAM DETAILS
  • The regular season of PGA Junior League Golf occurs between June 1 and July 31st.
  • Players that advance to the Post-Season of PGA Junior League Golf, will begin play in August.
  • Matches are not scheduled yet but will be posted to the Currie PGA Home Page as soon as possible.
  • Practices will be held weekdays. Times will vary from evenings until school gets out and day time after June 15. A full practice schedule will be available and posted on the website asap.
  • Home matches will take place at Currie Golf Course and away Matches will take place at other facilities within driving distance of Midland.
  • Practice sessions will take place at the Currie Golf Course.
FEE INCLUDES
  • Coaching and guidance from a PGA and/or LPGA Professional
  • Organized team practice sessions
  • Regular matches held within the league
  • PGA Junior League Golf Team Jerseys (home and away)
  • PGA Junior League, Team Hats
  • Bag tag
  • Performance ball cap
  • Performance tee-shirt
  • Draw string bag
  • Access to the PGA Jr. League Merchandise Store
  • End of Season Team PartU
  • And more!
Once you pull up the website go to the Players and Parent Section, Click Sign Up, and search Currie Municipal Golf Course. All information about our upcoming PGA Jr League Summer program will be housed here and updated as the season approaches. Once we have players registered, we will reach out to parents/players and host an open house event.