Junior Golf

Junior Golf at Candia Woods

More than just a game: Candia Woods offers fun and educational programs to help junior golfers become better players and understand valuable life skills.

PGA Junior League & Summer Junior Camps at Candia Woods integrate the 9 Core Value and life skills of The First Tee.  To understand more about the First Tee and the programs offered please see the tabs left.

If you would like to receive an email about our junior golf activies, please fill out the form below.

Craig McLaughlin, Candia Woods Head Golf Professional accepting the New Hampshire Chapter Junior Leader of the Year award from NHC President Ken Hamel.

2016 Junior Leader of the Year Award

Craig McLaughlin, Candia Woods Head Golf Professional accepting the New Hampshire Chapter Junior Leader of the Year award from NHC President Ken Hamel.

2017 Summer Junior Camps - 4 Days (classes by age)

Monday thru Thursdays from 9am to 12pm

Candia Woods junior golf camps are designed to be fun for students of all skill levels.  In these Junior Camps, the student attains a strong foundation in the basic fundamentals of golf, learn rules and etiquette, and learn how to play the game in a team atmosphere.  Students will also learn valuable life skills and core values taught through the First Tee curriculum.  Overall, Candia Woods Junior Camps are a FUN & enjoyable atmosphere to learn the game of a lifetime.

  • Session #1: June 19th – 22nd (ages 6-12)
  • Session #2: July 17th – 20th (ages 12-17)*
  • Session #3: July 24th – 27th (ages 6-12) – NOW FULL
  • Session #4: July 31st – August 3rd (ages 12-17)*
  • Session #5: August 21st – 24th (ages 6-12)

If inclement weather, the class may be held indoors or scheduled for the last day to be Friday.  This will be determined on a class by class basis.

*Age 12-17 Camps go into further detailed instruction and rules of the game.

What the Week Includes:

  • Cost: $160 per student
  • First Tee Curriculum (click the First Tee tab for more info)
  • Safety & Being Respectful
  • Introduction into Grip, Aim & Setup
  • Putting, Chipping & Pitching Fundamentals
  • Teeing Ground & Driver Fundamentals
  • Rules & Etiquette
  • Playing the Golf Course & Pace of Play
  • Sportsmanship and Score Keeping
  • 20-Minute Snack break on each day (Snacks Provided, please let us know of food alergies on Entry Form)
  • Junior Camp Shirt, Certificate & other gifts on final day
Click Here to access sign-up form

2017 Information Coming Soon

Drive, Chip & Putt (7-15 years of age)

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf.

By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country.

Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel.

Registration for next year’s Drive, Chip and Putt Championship will open in January, 2016. Local qualifying will be available in all 50 states. For more information about the championship, please visit the Rules and Regulations.

New Hampshire Qualifying Site & Dates

  • Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
  • Windham Country Club
  • 1 Country Club Rd., Windham, NH, 03087
  • Entries Close: Thursday, July 14, 2016
  • To view the Drive, Chip and Putt website & Register – click here.

Candia Woods Prep Camps for the Qualifier

Candia Woods is offering prep camps for the qualifier at Windham Country Club on the dates below.  Our goal is to help the student improve on the 3 disciplines and to gain confidence for the qualifier.  To sign-up for a camp, please click the button below.

Camp #1 at Candia Woods

  • $89 per student
  • DATES COMING SOON
  • 11:00am – 1:30pm
    • Water and Fruit is provided for breaks
      • Juniors may bring their own snacks
    • Focusing on Driving, Chipping, Putting
    • Final Day competition (divisions based on age)
    • Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Camp #2 at Candia Woods

  • $89 per student
  • DATES COMING SOON
  • 11:00am – 1:30pm
    • Water and Fruit is provided for breaks
      • Juniors may bring their own snacks
    • Focusing on Driving, Chipping, Putting
    • Final Day competition (divisions based on age)
    • Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd

The First Tee Curriculum is Incorporated in our Junior Camps & Junior League

Healthy and Positive Youth Development Programs

From birdies to triple bogeys, golf closely parallels real life as players experience the highs and lows of the game.

The First Tee helps shape the lives of kids and teens from all walks of life by introducing them to values inherent in the game of golf. Values like integrity, respect and perseverance.

You can find The First Tee junior golf and life skills programs on golf courses, in elementary schools and at other youth development organizations.

Junior Golf Lessons and So Much More

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.

Our Junior Golf & Life Skills Curriculum Focuses on:

  • How to manage emotions
  • How to set goals
  • How to resolve conflicts
  • How to communicate with others
The First Tee Nine Core Values
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Sportsmanship
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Responsibility
  • Perseverance
  • Courtesy
  • Judgment
The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits
  • Energy
  • Play
  • Safety
  • Vision
  • Mind
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Community

 

The First Tee Code of Conduct

Respect for Myself

  • I will dress neatly and wear golf or athletic shoes.
  • I will always try my best when I play or practice.
  • I will keep a positive attitude and catch myself doing something right regardless of the outcome.
  • I will be physically active, eat well, get enough sleep, and be safe so I can stay healthy.
  • I will be honest with myself, including when I keep score and if I break a rule.
  • I will use proper etiquette and maintain my composure even when others may not be watching.

Respect for Others

  • I will follow all instructions and safety rules.
  • I will keep up with the pace of play on the golf course.
  • I will be friendly, courteous and helpful.
  • I will remain still and quiet while others are playing and have fun without being loud and rowdy.
  • I will be a good sport toward others whether I win or lose.
  • I will encourage others to be safe and physically active.

Respect for my Surroundings

  • I will keep the golf course and practice areas clean and in as good or better shape than I found them.
  • I will clean and take care of my and others’ golf equipment.
  • I will be careful not to damage anything that belongs to others.

Youth Development Research Validates

Independent research confirms the youth development programs delivered through The First Tee’s chapters instill life skills and core values in youth participants. Highlights from the study include:

  • Participants unanimously identified school as a setting in which they transferred life skills.
  • 73% reported high confidence in their ability to do well academically.
  • 82% felt confident in their social skills with peers.
  • 57% credited The First Tee for their meeting and greeting skills.
  • 52% credited the program for their ability to appreciate diversity.

The First Tee’s goal is to provide character education and life skills programs to help young people be successful in school and in life.

Private Lessons for Juniors

Private lessons are by appointment, but are always available for junior golfers.  Just call or email to set up a lesson, or a series of lessons for your junior golfer.  Click the link below to access the online booking module.  You can pay for your lesson online upon completion of the reservation.

  • 30 Minute Lesson – $35
  • 45 Minute Lesson – $50
  • 1 Hour Lesson – $65
  • (4) Half Hour Lesson Series – $130
  • (4) 45 Minute Lesson Series – $180
  • (4) 1 Hour – $240
  • (6) 45 Minute Lesson Series – $280
  • (6) 1 Hour Lesson Series – $370
  • (10) 1 Hour Lesson Series – $575
Book a Lesson - Click Here

Craig McLaughlin, PGA - Head Golf Professional

Junior Memberships

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  • $200 Deposit (must make deposit annually to retain membership privileges and receive reduced junior rates)
  • Junior pays $9 for 9 holes; $18 for 18 holes
  • Purchases are debited off of the $200 Evergreen Card
  • Can also use the money on the card for range balls, merchandise & food & beverage
  • May add money to the card at any time
  • Teaches junior player fiscal responsibility
  • Junior play is on Weekdays anytime available; Weekends after 4pm….call to book tee times or book online
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  • $300 Dues – Candia Woods Only
  • $500 Dues – Candia Woods & The Oaks
  • Dues allow junior to play golf at no additional charge for greens fees
  • Junior play is on Weekdays anytime available; Weekends after 4pm….call to book tee times or book online

For  more information and to join contact Head Professional Craig McLaughlin at cmclaughlin@candiawoods.com or call 603.483.2307 ext. 117.

There are numerous organizations which hold junior golf tournaments throughout the summer months.

Here are the links to tournaments that are available for your junior:

New Hampshire Golf Association:  www.nhgolfassociation.org

New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association:  www.nwhwga.org

New England PGA Junior Tour:  www.NEPGA.com/juniorgolf/

US Kids:  www.uskidsgolf.com

To learn more about upcoming junior golf tournaments just give us a call at Candia Woods Golf Links.

Junior Golf Merchandise

Click the button below to access our online junior golf merchandise store.  Items must be picked up at Candia Woods Golf Links.

Store Includes:

  • US Kids Golf Sets – limited in stock items
  • If you would like to order US Kids Golf Sets, please contact us to discuss club fitting and set options.  Email Craig at cmclaughlin@candiawoods.com or call at 603.483.2307 ext. 101.