Paul Weyland Golf Junior Academy – Frequently Asked Questions

Is the PWG Junior Academy the best program for my junior golfer?

The junior academy programs are designed to provide aspiring athletes with a professional approach to their development as golfers and people. These programs are suitable for individuals who:

  • Are serious about golf and motivated to improve to high school golf and beyond.
  • Are committed to being the best that they can be on and off the course.
  • Take responsibility for their actions and are willing to take instruction.
  • Do not abuse alcohol and/or illegal drugs.
  • Have positive attitudes and respect and honor the game.
  • Give school top priority.
  • Play for the love of the game and the challenges that it presents.

What do we expect of our junior athletes?

  •  Be committed to developing all aspects of the game that affect performance including fitness, nutrition, mental conditioning/game management, attitude and perspective, and swing/equipment.
  • Sportsmanlike conduct at all times.
  • Respect the efforts of parents, coaches, golf officials, facility staff, and sponsors at all times.
  • To ask questions and seek support especially if confusion sets in or if personal problems arise off the course.
  • Be a role model.
  • Continually learn and discover.
  • Be honest with themselves and others at all times.
  • Complete all post round reports and assignments promptly.
  • Have fun and enjoy the journey!

What can participating athletes expect?

  • To have fun and make lifelong friends.
  • Support and 100% commitment from their coach.
  • To improve as golfers, students and individuals.
  • To be prepared to play their best golf.
  • Industry leading professional coaching and training program specifically designed to meet their needs and goals, and aligned with their stage of development
  • To interact with other like-minded athletes and families.
  • Honest and open communication and feedback.
  • Structured coaching, practice, and training with a focus on core fundamentals: swing technique, fitness, nutrition, short game proficiency, course management and mental skills.
  • To learn how to play the game- etiquette, scoring, shot selection, event preparation, strategy, tactics and mental game skills.

What are the benefits of group training?

  • Students learn faster and retain more in group sessions. Student interaction with the group creates a dynamic learning environment and encourages fun and participation.
  • Group training creates an atmosphere of competition. Students compete against each other in games and drills on and off the course that are designed to simulate actual playing conditions.
  • Group training increases motivation and encouragement from others in the group.
  • Progress is easier to measure when comparing your performance to others in the group.
  • Group training can be more efficient. Although this may seem contrary to common sense, you actually can be more efficient in a group session. Why? Because of the competitive environment, everyone wants to work harder, faster, and get better than the person next to them.
  • Competitive environment. You work harder next to someone you see as competition. Now imagine all of your training sessions supercharged by being surrounded by multiple athletes with similar goals and mindsets, each competing to outwork the other. That is an environment conducive to building serious strength and power!
  • Camaraderie, better focus, more fun, see results quicker.
  • Research shows that members that are involved in programs are more likely to stick with it.
  • Price point is a quarter of the cost of private lessons.

I've made it to collegiate golf. Why keep training at PWG?

  • Most athletic scholarships are only good for one year from the date of signing. In order to maintain the current scholarship or have a chance to obtain more scholarship money, it’s imperative for the post grad to continue to improve his/her game and continue to contribute more toward the team and move up on the team roster.
  • The better the post grad can become at golf the better chance it will assist them in their career regardless of their career choice. Whether an accountant or an engineer, if one can maintain their game at a high level, people look up to you.
  • As post grads continue to play college golf they will be competing at higher and higher levels. Group competitions create situations where students experience the same pressures as tournament golf. Post grads continue to learn how to compete and get away from the technique of the swing and learn how to score and compete.