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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!


“Junior Golf has become an incredibly fun, inventive, engaging, and athletic learning environment, especially over the last 10 years.  I am thrilled to offer the opportunity for juniors to learn and grow with us here at Lake Forest Golf Club.”

Adam Ming, PGA Professional


Our Junior Programs aim to accomplish two things:  maximum fun, and structured and quantifiable game improvements.
PGA Professional, Adam Ming, uses a modern and gamified approach to teaching juniors that keeps kids excited to practice and play this challenging but rewarding game.
Adam offers an array of Camps, Clinics, and individual programs for juniors and adults of all ages and experience levels.

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 Ming

PGA Teaching Professional

Adam has spent over 10 years as a golf professional between Southeast Michigan and Buffalo, New York in both the public and private sectors. Originally, his goal was to be a high school teacher, then a sports writer, but his love for golf took over and allowed Adam to combine his passions to become a full-time golf instructor here at Lake Forest Golf Club.
Adam enjoys teaching juniors and beginners especially, and creates an environment of learning that makes this challenging game as fun as possible for his students.
Adam is returning to Michigan after six seasons in Buffalo with his fiancé Kimberly and is thrilled to be setting roots in Ann Arbor.
Teaching Philosophy
Every golfer has the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful game. Each player is unique, and as such, my approach to helping them improve should also be unique. The foundation of a good coaching relationship starts with trust and communication. Every student of mine will receive personalized instruction that takes into account their goals as a player, their available time to practice, their physical limitations, and the ultimate goal of helping them enjoy this game for a lifetime.
“I cannot wait to begin helping the students of Lake Forest Golf Club become as hooked on this great game as I am . Whether a student wants more distance off the tee, better putting and short game, or even competitive aspirations, I hope to help Ann Arbor’s golfers achieve their goals and reach their golfing potential.”

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.

We have been a part of OP36 since it originated here at Lake Forest and have absolutely loved it! The nine hole match format helps solidify the skills that are practiced during the week, while teaching golf course etiquette and encouraging golf stamina. Coach Adam does a great job of teaching the fundamentals of golf while maintaining a fun learning environment. He is great to work with and meets our golfer where his needs are. Our son proudly displays his OP36 bag tag showing his mastered skills and looks forward to earning more. No matter your skill level, if you have a child interested in golf, this program is for you. You will not be disappointed!

- Amanda

Our son Charlie, 7, has been part of the Operation36 program since Adam started it at Lake Forest. The program creates a fun learning environment for golfers of any age and skill level. The lessons, testing and course play keep even a seven year old wanting to come back week after week to grow their skills as well as learn the fundamentals of golf. We are grateful for Adam and Operation36.

- Sarah
ProgramInstructor(s)ScheduleDaysTimeCostMore Info | Register
Summer Golf Camp
(Ages 7-17)
Junior Camp InstructorsAll sessions are currently sold out.M,T,W,Th8:45am-12:00pm$350REGISTER HERE
Junior Golf Academy
(Ages 7-12)
Adam MingDates available.T,Th9am-10:30am$40REGISTER HERE
Teen Golf Academy
(Ages 13-17)
Adam MingDates available.T10:45am-12:15pm$40REGISTER HERE
PGA Junior League: 13U
(Ages 7-13)
Adam MingConcluded for 2024 season.
PGA Junior League: 17U
(Ages 14-17)
Adam MingConcluded for 2024 season.
(4) Lesson PackageAdam Ming$300Email Adam at
Monthly Coaching Program (5 max students)Adam MingMonthly Program$150Email Adam at
Drive, Chip, Putt Prep CAMPAdam MingConcluded for 2024 season.
Operation36: Ages 4-13 - Various SessionsAdam MingVarious Sessions Available: Age Specific -- Operation 36 Programs are the only ones offered within approx. 60mi of the golf course!VariesVariesLearn More >>>REGISTER HERE