The Future of Golf

Junior Golf

at Lake Forest

Our hope is that your child will have fun during our clinics and camps and spend his/her summers hanging out at the golf course, playing and practicing!

2022 JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAMS AT LAKE FOREST GOLF AND PRACTICE CENTER

“Our hope is that your child will have fun during our clinics and camps and spend his/her summers hanging out at the golf course, playing and practicing”

Doug White, PGA Junior Golf Instructor

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our Junior Golf Programs are taught by the most experienced and respected golf instructors in the area, with over 60 years of combined experience.  Our team is led by PGA Professional Doug White and other local qualified instructors will join  this summer to provide a camp that is both fun and committed to developing young golfers.

Doug White

PGA Professional and Instructor at Lake Forest

Doug has spent over 40 years as a golf professional in the Ann Arbor area. Most of them in private clubs but most recently splitting time between teaching golf at Lake Forest in the summer, and On the Dunes Sports during the winter months. While he is semi-retired he still loves to teach golfers of all skill levels.

Doug is past president of the Michigan PGA 2014-15. Doug and wife Sherri have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

“I’m looking forward to the coming golf season and the opportunity to help golfers of all abilities to learn and improve their skills.”

Adam White

Golf Instructor & Custom Golf Fitter

Adam joins the Lake Forest GC team having spent most of his adult life dedicated to the game of golf. First learning the game right here in Ann Arbor, he has turned a nearly lifelong passion into his career. Whether it be through club fitting or coaching, his dedication is to helping golfers of all levels enjoy the game and play better golf. “It is a privilege to be teaching the game of golf in Ann Arbor, the same town in which I learned this beautiful game. I’m excited for the opportunity to serve the local golf community, and I look forward to seeing you all at Lake Forest!"

Stephanie Jennings

PGA Professional, Eastern Michigan University Women’s Golf Coach

The first foray into the college coaching scene, but Jennings is no stranger to amateur golf having been employed for 13 years at various levels of the golf industry along with her own collegiate career. A native of Pemberville, Ohio, Jennings played in 82 rounds for the Eastern Michigan University Eagles between 1996 and 2000. She tallied a 79.7 scoring average with nine top-five finishes and 17 top-10 showings during her EMU career.

Part of the inaugural recruiting class for the EMU women’s golf program, Jennings was the 1998 Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Year before an official league championship was held, and then followed it up by collecting Second Team All-MAC honors in 1999 and First Team All-MAC accolades in 2000. At the 2000 MAC Championships, Jennings finished fourth as a senior with a final score of 226 (78-75-73) as the team recorded a third-place showing.

The medalist at the 1999 Lady Gopher Invitational, Jennings collected honors off the course as a 1998 Academic All-MAC honoree as well as a 1999 Division I Scholar by the National Golf Coaches Association. For her efforts, she was selected to participate in the 1999 LPGA Jamie Farr Kroger Classic in Sylvania, Ohio. She also took part in numerous amateur tournaments, including a 10th-place finish at the 2002 Michigan Women’s Open and the 1998 and 1999 U.S. Women’s Amateur Publinks Championships.

Following graduation, Jennings began working as an assistant golf professional at Lakelands Country Club in Brighton, Mich. There she became involved with the Michigan PGA’s Assistant’s Association and volunteered to be the group’s secretary in 2002. From there she moved on to an assistant position with Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.

From 2006-11, Jennings was the Director of Golf Programs with the Executive Women’s Golf Association (EWGA). During her time at the EWGA, she led the EWGA Championship to a record participation year and earned an ING Industry Honors Award in Tournament Service.

In 2012, Jennings was hired as the director of communications/player development coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA. She returned to Michigan in 2015 as the Director of Player Development for Golf Digest’s 42nd best public golf course in the country, Shepherd’s Hollow Golf Club, and sister courses Pine Trace Golf Club and Cherry Creek Golf Club.

Jennings earned her class A membership from the PGA of America in 2007. She also is a member of the Michigan PGA Board of Directors, the chair of the Michigan PGA Growth of the Game Committee, and a member of the PGA’s Employment Committee.

Jennings earned cum laude recognition upon graduation from Eastern Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2000.

The 2022 season will be Stephanie’s 5th year as one of Lake Forest’s Junior Golf Instructors/Coaches.

Patrick Kelly

Huron Highschool Golf Coach

Patrick graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2007. He started working with the Huron High School Golf programs in 2009 as an assistant coach. He was the men's assistant for nine years before he took over the head coaching duties in 2018 and is currently serving in that position. In 2011 he became the women's head coach as well. He joined Lake Forest in 2020 and manages Golf Operations as well as assists with teaching Junior Golf programs.

Bridget Ackley

PGA Teaching Professional

Bridget Ackley is originally from Brookfield, WI and has been living in Florida since 2011. She began playing golf at the age of three and credits her parents for encouraging her throughout her golfing career. After a successful junior golf and high school career, she played collegiate golf at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater for one year. A serious car accident would put her collegiate golf career on hold for over a year. During this time she began coaching for her high school’s varsity golf team as well as assisting with her college team. Her passion for the game grew immensely through coaching and drove her to pursue a career in golf.

Bridget is an U.S. Kids Golf Level 2 Certified Coach, U.S. Kids Top 50 Coach, two-time GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional, nominated for Golf Digest's "Best in State," and was recently honored with the 2021 South Florida PGA Section Youth Player Development Award. She has a strong passion for advancing the game through quality instruction and has dedicated a considerable amount of focus on growing the game through junior golf programs. She understands that every golfer’s swing is unique and that there is no “perfect swing.” Her teaching philosophy concentrates on strong fundamentals, impact position, and attaining the goals set by each golfer.

ProgramInstructor(s)ScheduleDaysTimeCostMore Info | Register
Birdie Basics 8-Week Semester
(Ages 3-6)
Bridget AckleySession 1: May 7-June 25
Session 2: July 2-August 20
Sat11:30am-12:15pm$275More Info & Register
Junior Golf Camp - Half Day
(Ages 5+)
Junior Camp InstructorsWeekly June 13th through August 18thM,T,W,Th8:30am-12pm$325More Info & Register
Junior Golf Camp - Full Day
(Ages 8+)
Junior Camp InstructorsWeekly June 13th through August 18thM,T,W,Th8:30am-3pm$535More Info & Register
Junior Golf Academy
(Ages 9-13)
Doug WhiteJune 21, 23, 28-SOLD OUT, 30
July 5, 7, 19, 20, 28-SOLD OUT
August 2-SOLD OUT, August 4-SOLD OUT
T,Th9am-10:30am$30More Info & Register
Teen Golf Academy
(Ages 14-17)
Doug WhiteJune 22, 29
July 6, 20, 27
August 3
W9am-10:30am$30More Info & Register
Tournament Prep Semester
(Ages 9-17)
Bridget AckleySession 1: May 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 2: June 6, 13, 20, 27
M5:15-7:15pm$360More Info & Register
Drive Chip & Putt Competition Prep
(Ages 7-15)
Bridget AckleySession 1: May 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 2: June 6, 13, 20, 27
M4-5pm$180More Info & Register
PGA Junior League: 13U
(Ages 4-13) - SOLD OUT
Bridget AckleyClick here for detailsPer PGA SchedulePer PGA ScheduleSOLD OUTSOLD OUT
PGA Junior League: 17U
(Ages 14-17) - SOLD OUT
Bridget AckleyClick here for detailsPer PGA SchedulePer PGA ScheduleSOLD OUTSOLD OUT

JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS

Have fun while learning the fundamentals of the game!  Each camper receives a camp gift, a three bucket range pass, and daily lunch (for full day campers.) Camps run Monday – Thursday – 5 to 1 student/teacher ratio, 18 maximum. 8:30am drop off – 3pm (full day) | 8:30am drop off – 12pm (half day.)

Cost: $535 per full day Session. $325 per half day session. Cancellations & Return Requests are subject to a $50 fee. Cancellations less than 2 weeks prior are non-refundable. Recommended for kids 9 to 13 years old, half day only eligible for ages 5-7.

2022 Camp Dates: Session 1: June 13th – 16th, Session 2: June 20th – 23rd, Session 3: June 27th – 30th, Session 4: July 11th – July 14th, Session 5: July 18th – 21st, Session 6: July 25th – 28th, Session 7: August 1st – 4th, Session 8: August 8th – 11th, Session 9: August 15th – 18th

JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY

Junior Golf Academy is the perfect program for families looking for golfing instruction throughout the Summer, and it is a great way to continue to develop the skills your kids learned during Junior Camp. Perfect for junior golfers 9 to 13 years old. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 10:30AM, and participants may register for as few or many dates as they would like. 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, $30 per session. Space is limited to 6 golfers per session. 2022 Junior Academy Dates: June 21, 23, 28-SOLD OUT and 30th, July 5, 7, 19, 21, 26, and 28th-SOLD OUT, August 2-SOLD OUT, August 4-SOLD OUT

TEEN GOLF ACADEMY

Teen Academy is the perfect program for families looking for golfing instruction throughout the Summer and it is a great way to continue to develop the skills. Perfect for teen golfers 14 to 17 years old. Classes meet Wednesday mornings from 9:00AM to 10:30AM, and participants may register for as few or many dates as they would like.

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, $30 per session. Space is limited to 6 golfers per session. 2022 Teen Academy Dates: June 22, 29, July 6, 20, 27, August 3

TOURNAMENT COMPETITION PREP WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY

Limited 8 players per class. 2-hour clinic for those who aspire to play or that are already playing in competitive tournaments.  Players will learn skills needed to manage the golf course.  Skills will be developed around on-course strategy, mental game management, and swing development on the range. Fee: $360 per player. Session 1: May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 5:15 – 7:15PM, Session 2: June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 5:15-7:15PM

DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT COMPETITION PREP WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY

Limited 8 players per class. Prep experience for any juniors aspiring to compete in a Drive, Chip, and Putt event.  4-week program one hour clinic (driving, chipping, putting, and practice competition. Fee: $180 per player. Session 1: May 2, 9, 16, & 23 from 4-5PM, Session 2: June 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4-5PM — *Driving, Chipping, Putting, and last session will be a mock DCP competition

BIRDIE BASICS 8-WEEK SEMESTER WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY

Saturday Sessions (8 Week Sessions) – 11:30am-12:15pm. Ages 3-6, 45-minute classes Limited 6 players per class (parents must accompany child!)

Motor skill development, exploration, and golf skills will be utilized during this time.  Parents will also be educated on how to navigate their young junior golfer’s career. Programming ran through Birdie Basics Curriculum ($1000 value). Fee: $275 per player, includes materials Session 1: May 7th – June 25th (Weekly on Saturdays) – SOLD OUT. Session 2: July 2nd through August 20th (Weekly on Saturdays)

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY – SOLD OUT!

PGA Jr. League brings friends, families, and communities together through golf. Open to boys and girls ages 4-17, our PGA Jr. League program creates fun-filled, team golf experiences your kids won’t forget with expert coaching from our PGA Professional, Bridget Ackley! Learn more at PGAJrLeague.com and click here to register for our 13U (Ages 4-13) team or click here to register for our 17U (Ages 14-17) team today. Contact our PGA Jr. League Coach Bridget Ackley, PGA at bridget.ackley@gmail.com or 262-853-1048 for more information!