Elite Junior Academy – Train for Success Program

Our Train for Success Program represents the pinnacle in competitive golf coaching. As well as core programming, Train for Success athletes focus on enhancing competitive skills and tournament preparation in a year round high performance setting. The coaching plan is based around multiple competitive peaks helping athletes excel when it matters most.

Who is this program for?

The Train for Success program is designed for High Performance competitors playing at a Provincial and National level or higher. Suitable Handicap range is +3 to 9.

Program Includes:

10 hours of Coaching each week Monday to Thursday with optional 9 hole play day after school on Fridays featuring full swing and short game assessment, skill improvement program, golf specific physical training program, course management, tournament planning and college scholarship prep.

Sample Itinerary:
8:30am – 3:00pm Attend School
3:15pm Shuttle departs school for Academy

(September-October and March-June) 4:00pm-6:30pm Golf Instruction

(November, December, January and February)
4:00pm-5:30pm Golf Instruction
5:30pm-6:30pm Weekly Topics (Mon and Wed).
5:30pm-6:30pm Strength and Conditioning (Tues and Thurs).

We will pick up students from Kwalikum and Ballenas Secondary Schools each day from school. Pickup from Pheasant Glen following sessions must be organized by the student.

Athletes must agree to terms set out in our Junior Academy Athlete Agreement.

Train for Success Program Features

  • Year Round Periodized programming
  • Over 330 hours of Structured Group Coaching per year
  • Led by Gord Melissa (2017 BC Junior Leader of the Year recipient) with support from Academy Coaches
  • Junior Membership at Pheasant Glen (includes practice)
  • Support at Select Tournaments (some events mandatory)
  • Academy Player Package (golf bag etc…)
  • Elite Junior Academy binder and materials
  • Access to Industry leading technology – Flightscope, K-Vest, Foresight
  • NCAA College Golf Recruiting assistance
  • Additional Training Camp opportunities (US Destination)

Sample Training Itinerary:

September to March

Skill Development:

  • Mechanical and Technical Development:
    Understand your swing
    Short Game System: chipping, pitching, sand play, putting, trouble shots
    Course Management

November to February

  • Fitness Training:
    Individualized strength and training program with certified TPI instructors.
    Regular physical assessments measuring strength and rang of motion

March to August

  • Competitive Planning:
    Building a tournament schedule based on individual goals
    Preparing for Competition; course prep, warm up routine, packing appropriate snacks

Former and Current Students achieving scholarships have attended the following schools:

Utah Valley, New Orleans, Simon Fraser, Sierra Nevada, Alcorn State (Mississippi), Ottawa University Arizona and Vancouver Island University.

Professional Players have and are competing on the Gecko Tour (Spain), Euro Pro Tour (England and Europe), PGA Tour Canada, Vikes Performance Tour and Vancouver Golf Tour.

For Pricing and Program Package contact:

Gord Melissa at gmelissa@pheasantglen.com

Travis Busch at tbusch@pheasantglen.com

Golf Shop 250-752-8786