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The Phoenician Junior Golf Development Programs
Top Gun Elite Golf Program 
This program is designed for advanced Junior golfers ages 12 to 18 looking to improve their games and compete at the high school or college level.

Topics covered in the camp include:

  • Full swing fundamentals with advanced computer/video analysis.
  • How to practice effectively.
  • Fitness for golf.
  • Club fitting.
  • Total short game practice and on-course applications for putting, chipping, pitching, lob shots and bunker play.
  • Understanding ball flight control.
  • How to play trouble shots.
  •  Pre-shot routine.
    On-course and mental game sessions.
  • How to get a college scholarship. 
Fall Classes Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30

Class Schedule Thursdays:




September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th (4 classes $160 monthly)

October 5th, 12th, 19th and 26 (4 classes $160 monthly)

November 2nd, 9th, 15th and 30th (4 classes $160 monthly)

December 7th and 14th (2 classes $80 monthly)

 Tuition:  $60.00 per week.  Special monthly pricing of $40.00 per class available (pre-paid only by credit card for all classes in a month).

Fairways Fore Kids


The Phoenician offers a unique junior golf program for guests and local residents.  The “Fairways Fore Kids” program is a groundbreaking course designed to maximize the potential of players from ages 5-12.

Focusing on the cultivation of important physical and mental skills, the program gets under way in September.  Classes are held on the following Wednesdays for Level 1 and Tuesdays for Level 2 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Fall 2017 Level 1 Class Schedule Wednesdays:


September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th (4 classes $120 monthly)

October 4th, 11th, 19th and 25th (4 classes $120 monthly)

November 1st, 9th, 15th, 22nd and 29th (5 classes $150 monthly)

December 6th, 13th (2 classes $60 monthly)




 Fall Level 2 Class Schedule Tuesdays:


September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th (4 classes $120 monthly)

October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th (4 classes $120 monthly)

November7th, 14th 21st and 28th (4 classes $120 monthly)

December 5th and 12th (2 classes $120 monthly)


Tuition:  $50.00 per week plus one-time annual fee of $30.00 for learning materials.  Special monthly pricing of $30.00 per class available (pre-paid only by credit card for all classes in a month).



“I am very excited about this extraordinary opportunity to help children become passionate about golf,” said PGA Professional Michael Lamanna, Director of Instruction at The Phoenician Golf Club.  “Our goal is twofold: to develop each child’s potential in a healthy and encouraging environment, and to foster higher self-esteem in kids.”

Lamanna, who is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and U.S. Kids Golf as a junior golf coach, developed the “Fairways Fore Kids” curriculum using TPI’s Long Term Athletic Development Model for coaching and the U.S. Kids Learning Program.  The T.P.I. model deviates from traditional methods of teaching golf to youngsters by focusing on how the body interacts with the brain at different stages of life.  Typically, children spend frustrating hours at the driving range, following drills and training techniques designed for adults.  They often become disillusioned and are driven away from the game.


Working with Lamanna and The Phoenician PGA staff, children will participate in weekly 90-minute sessions – including warm-up and cool-down sessions, team-building activities, and up to 12 “FUNdamental Cyclone Zone” or “S.M.A.S.H. Zone” stations.  The FUNdamental Cyclone is for children in kindergarten through fifth grade and focuses on the body’s fundamental movement skills.  The S.M.A.S.H. Zone – Stability, Mobility, ABCs (Agility, Balance, and Coordination), Speed and Honing specific sports skills – is designed for youngsters in sixth through eighth grades and is more rigorous.

The Cyclone and S.M.A.S.H. Zones, which are the program’s core, feature kicking, hitting, throwing, putting, wrist release, chipping and catching stations.  In addition, there is a strength-building station and class segments where children can begin to learn golf fundamentals in an age-appropriate way.


The U.S. Kids Golf Learning Program is a proven method to introduce golf to young players. The program becomes more difficult as players advance through each of the three levels, and the Level 1, 2 and 3 booklets provide the framework for both coaches and parents.

The booklets provide instruction and examples of forms and skills, and each level has checkpoints in five core areas: Putting, Around the Green, Full Swing, Knowledge and Scoring. As an incentive to advance through all the levels, players earn an achievement pin each time they complete one of the checkpoints. In order to pass each level, players must play nine holes from at least 1,500 yards (the distance of Level 1 Tees on a Family Course) and meet the scoring requirement.



"We are training young minds and bodies to be the very best they can be.  Ultimately, these kids will have fun and learn important skills at the same time" said Lamanna.


For information and to register please contact:
Michael Lamanna, Director of Instruction
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