Junior Golf Academy

Teach Your Child the Game
at Silverado Resort

The Silverado 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 Silverado Junior Golf Academy, we offer a unique educational course 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.

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Summer Half Day Camp

Half Day Camps are designed to inspire new golfers at the beginning of their journey and further the development of those playing at a beginner to intermediate level. Camps will cover golf fundamentals including posture, grip, putting, chipping, pitching, full swing and simple rules and etiquette. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and age to create a favorable and fun learning environment. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.

$325 per student

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Ages 7-11 years old

June 20-23 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
June 20-23 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 18-21 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 25-28 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 11-15 years old

July 18-21 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
July 25-28 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Summer Full Day Camp

Full Day Camps provide an opportunity for intermediate to advanced junior golfers to continue to improve their technical skills as well as develop an understanding of course management, shot selection, rules and etiquette. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their ability level and age to create a favorable learning environment. In the afternoon, campers head to the course for supervised play which allows students to apply techniques they learned on the range to the course. Lunch is included unless otherwise noted. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

$550 per student

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Ages 11-16 years old

July 11-14 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
August 8-11 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Competitive Edge Full Day Camp

Competitive Edge Day Camps are designed for junior golfers who are currently playing competitive golf (i.e. participate on the high school team, junior tournaments, or other similar competition platforms). These camps offer advanced player curriculum developed and delivered by the PGA of America's top teaching professionals. A more favorable student to teacher ratio of 4:1 allows for increased hands-on and customized instruction. With use of the industry's most advanced teaching technologies and daily on course instruction, students will receive an in-depth analysis of their game. Skill Level: Advanced Competitive

$950 per student

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Ages 12-17 years old

August 1-4 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fundamentals - Ages 5-8 years

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.

Monthly fee of $79 per student

For more information and to register, contact Matt Dito.

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  • 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
  • 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.

Classes are limited to 6 participants. 

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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. 

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

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Dolce Silverado Golf Junior Golf Academy

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. 

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

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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. 

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

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Meet The Instructor

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    Matt Dito, PGA

    Teaching Professional

    Originally from Petaluma, California, Matt has been a Class-A Member of the PGA of America since 2005. He’s taught golf since 1998, and has studied the teachings of well-known golf instructors Eddie Merrins, Dave Pelz, and Stan Utley. Utilizing that knowledge, Matt has created his own distinct brand of instruction, one that emphasizes fundamentals and engages the student to determine their specific needs and how best to fulfill them. Matt enjoys working with students of all ages and ability levels, and loves helping junior golfers develop their swings and a passion for the game. When he isn’t teaching, Matt competes professionally with the Northern California Professional Golfers’ Association (NCPGA).

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