The Future of 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!
“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 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.”
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.
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.
|Program||Instructor(s)||Schedule||Days||Time||Cost||More Info | Register|
|Junior Golf Camp - Half Day|
|Junior Camp Instructors||2023: TBD||M,T,W,Th||2023: TBD||$325||Completed for 2022 Season|
|Junior Golf Academy|
|Doug White||June 21, 23,|
|T,Th||9am-10:30am||$30||Completed for 2022 Season|
|Teen Golf Academy|
|Doug White||June 29|
|W||9am-10:30am||$30||More Info & Register|
|PGA Junior League: 13U|
(Ages 4-13) - SOLD OUT
|TBD||2023: TBD||Per PGA Schedule||Per PGA Schedule||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|PGA Junior League: 17U|
(Ages 14-17) - SOLD OUT
|TBD||2023: TBD||Per PGA Schedule||Per PGA Schedule||-||Completed for 2022 Season|
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.
Current 2022 Available Camp Dates: Session 2: June 20th – 23rd, Session 3: June 27th – 30th, Session 4: July 11th – July 14th, Session 5: July 25th – 28th, Session 6: August 1st – 4th, Session 7: August 8th – 11th
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. Current 2022 Junior Academy Available Dates: June 21, 23, 30th, July 19, 21
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. Current 2022 Teen Academy Available Dates: June 29, August 3
TOURNAMENT COMPETITION PREP WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY: Completed for 2022 Season, Check back for 2023 details!
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.
DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT COMPETITION PREP WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY: Completed for 2022 Season, Check back for 2023 details!
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. *Driving, Chipping, Putting, and last session will be a mock DCP competition
BIRDIE BASICS 8-WEEK SEMESTER WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY: Session 2 Still Open!
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.
STILL OPEN: Session 2: July 2nd through August 20th (Weekly on Saturdays)
PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE WITH BRIDGET ACKLEY – SOLD OUT! Check back for 2023 details!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-853-1048 for more information!