Junior Golf Academy

Teach Your Child the Game
at Silverado Resort

The Johnny Miller Junior Golf Academy at Silverado Resort is committed not only to growing the game of golf for the next generation of golfers but also to help create memories that will last a lifetime. At the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Academy, we offer a unique educational product that goes beyond teaching just the physical skills associated with golf. Led by PGA and LPGA Professionals, our Academy is designed to develop a complete golfer by providing valuable instruction on aspects of fundamentals, the full swing, short game, golf course management, personal character traits, and a love for the game. No matter what your Junior Golfer’s ability level, just beginning or if they want to play competitively, we offer a class that will fit their needs.

Age Groups

  • FUNdamentals 5-8 Years Old

    It’s Never Too Early

    In this introductory level, junior golfers learn basic full swing fundamentals, safety, and etiquette. Familiarization with the golf course and facility will be explored and basic chipping and pitching skills will be introduced.

    • Emphasize the overall development of the child's physical capabilities, fundamental movement skills of the golf swing and the ABC'S of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed 
    • Teach appropriate and correct running, jumping and throwing techniques
    • Introduce basic flexibility exercises
    • Participate once or twice a week in preferred sport, so long as there is participation in many other sports or activities three or four times per week
    • Boys and Girls ages 5-8
    • Monthly fee of $79 per student
    • Payment and registration paperwork is due at or before the start of the first class
    • Registration required, sorry no drop-ins

    Golf Academy scholarships are available, thanks to the Silverado Women’s Golf Association and the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Foundation.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Friday, August 7: 2:30pm - 3:15pm

    Wednesday, August 12, 19, 26: 2:30 - 3:15pm

    Classes are limited to 6 participants. For more information and to register, contact Matt Ditto.

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  • Learn to Play 8-11 Years Old

    Inspire Your Future Pro

    In this intermediate level, juniors will further develop full swing techniques, chipping and pitching skills, bunker play, and putting. Additionally, Junior Golfers will be introduced to on-course play where etiquette and rules will be discussed.  

    • Further develop all fundamental movement skills and teach general, fundamental golf skills
    • Further develop speed by using activities that focus on agility, quickness and change of direction
    • Provide developmentally appropriate competitions
    • Encourage unstructured free play 
    • Apply a ratio of 70 percent training and fun play to 30 percent competition
    • Boys and Girls ages 8-11
    • Monthly fee of $99 per student
    • Payment and registration paperwork is due at or before the start of the first class
    • Registration required, sorry no drop-ins

    Golf Academy scholarships are available, thanks to the Silverado Women’s Golf Association and the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Foundation. 

    Upcoming Dates:

    Saturday, August 1: 11:00am - 12:00pm

    Thursday, August 13, 20, 27: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    Classes are limited to 6 participants. For more information and to register, contact Matt Ditto.

    EMAIL CALL

  • Play to Improve 11-13 Years Old

    Get Serious About Golf

    In this advanced level, Juniors will refine their full swings, short game, putting skills, and will be introduced to proper shot and club selection. Junior Golfers will have receive instruction AND spend more time on the golf course learning more about their total game from tee to green.

    • Golfers training will include competitive situations in the form of practice matches, competitive games and drills
    • Introduce aerobic training to further develop levels of skill, speed, strength and flexibility
    • Further training and competition ratios and will follow a 60:40 percent training-to competition ratio
    • Boys and Girls ages 11-13
    • Monthly fee of $99 per student
    • Payment and registration paperwork is due at or before the start of the first class
    • Registration required, sorry no drop-ins

    Golf Academy scholarships are available, thanks to the Silverado Women’s Golf Association and the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Foundation.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Saturday, August 1: 9:30am - 10:30am

    Thursday, August 13, 20, 27: 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    Classes are limited to 6 participants. For more information and to register, contact Matt Ditto.

    EMAIL CALL

  • Play to Compete 11-13 Years Old

    Put Your Skills to The Test

    • Golfers training will include competitive situations in the form of practice matches, competitive games and drills
    • Introduce aerobic training to further develop levels of skill, speed, strength and flexibility
    • Further training and competition ratios and will follow a 60:40 percent training-to competition ratio
    • Boys and Girls ages 11-13
    • Monthly fee of $99 per student
    • Payment and registration paperwork is due at or before the start of the first class
    • Registration required, sorry no drop-ins

    Golf Academy scholarships are available, thanks to the Silverado Women's Golf Association and the Johnny Miller Junior Golf Foundation.

    Upcoming Dates:

    Friday, August 7: 3:30pm - 5:30pm (instruction & play)

    Wednesday, August 12, 19, 26: 3:30pm - 4:30pm (instruction)

    Thursday, August 12, 20, 27: 3:30pm - 5:00pm (play)

    Classes are limited to 6 participants. Fore more information and to register, contact Matt Ditto.

    EMAIL CALL