Other Junior Options

First Tee of Lake County: Learn First Tee Core Values and Healthy Habits, swing fundamentals, and productive practice habits. Program options are listed on the The First Tee of Lake County/Hammond website.

Indiana Golf Association: This nationally renowned golf program fills up fast, don’t wait until spring.

NIJGA: Northwest Indiana Regional junior golf program, also very popular and fills up fast.

Drive, Chip, and Putt: A national competition that test skills of golfers in different age groups 7 to 15. Regional qualifiers will compete in National Championship held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.


  • Duane Borcherding | PGA Pro | Email        Junior Instruction - $30 for 40 minutes
  • Daniel Wert | Assistant Pro | Email            Junior Instruction - $30 for 40 minutes
  • Vince Lazar | Teaching Pro | Email            Junior Instruction - $30 for 40 minutes      
  • Zach Von Huben | Assistant Pro | Email      Junior Instruction - $30 for 40 minutes
A life-long resident of Valparaiso, has over 15 years of golfing experience.  Graduating from Chesterton High School in 2014 where he played on the high school team.  While in school he qualified through AJGA for state. Recently, he graduated from Purdue with a Bachelors in Business Management, and is now pursing his passion for golf as a Golf Professional. He is currently a U.S. Kids Golf Coach certified coach. Also, he is a Positive Coaching Alliance certified coach.  His years of playing for NIJGA has inspired him to pass along his love for golf to other kids. Whether it’s introducing someone to the game, or continuing their progression, he is excited to work with anyone who wants to learn more about the game.


PGA Junior League
13-U: This junior program is for boys and girls with golfing experience, ages 8 to 13, may not be 14 before July 31.
White Hawk Country Club has been involved since the first year this program started and it has been fun to watch it grow! Proud host of the 2019 Regional matches between the best teams from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin, competing for a chance to play in the national finals in Scottsdale, Arizona. Deadline to sign up is Tuesday April 13, 2021, at noon. Updated schedules handed out to golfers.

17-U: This junior program is for boys and girls with golfing experience, ages 14 to 17, may not be 18 before July 31.
Deadline to sign up is Monday May 3, 2021, at noon. The program fee is $170 per player. Updated schedules handed out to golfers.
  • 17-U Tentative 2021 Practice Schedule:
    • May 15, May 22, May 29 (Saturdays): Practice at 9:00 am
    • Classes each week on Wednesday & Saturday starting at 1:00 pm
      • June 9 & 12, June 16 & 19, June 23 & 26, July 7 & 10, July 14 & 17

Junior Hawk Classes
Brand new golfers (no bad habits!) are invited to start their golfing career with us. Three-day sessions will be scheduled throughout the season for ages 5 to 11, limited to 8 golfers per session. Each class is 60-90 minutes long and will focus on basic golf fundamentals, general athleticism, golf safety, moving around the course, and fun practice habits. Also, we will work to show parents common faults and helpful ways to fix. Cost is $70 per session and advanced sign up on our on-line store is required: Sign up link is on the White Hawk website page “Buy Online”: http://whitehawkcountryclub.com/golf/ecom_v2/ecom.php

Current 2021 Schedule subject to change:
  • Session #1: Tuesday, April 27 5pm, Thursday, April 29 5pm, Sunday, May 2 3pm - FULL
  • Session #2: Tuesday, May 25 5pm, Thursday, May 27 5pm, Sunday, May 30 3pm
  • Session #3: Tuesday, June 22 5pm, Thursday, June 24 5pm, Sunday, June 27 3pm
  • Session #4: Tuesday, July 13 5pm, Thursday, July 15 5pm, Sunday, July 18 3pm
  • Session #5: Tuesday, August 17 5pm, Thursday, August 19 5pm, Sunday, August 22 3pm

PGA Junior Fall Rec League
New for 2021! White Hawk Country Club will organize a Junior Fall League! This standalone recreational season is designed for kids to have fun and continue their team golf journey with friends under expert PGA Professional coaching. Similar to the Spring/Summer PGA Junior League, registration for golfers opens in late-June. The Fall Rec Season runs from August 26 to October 3, 2021. There is no postseason or All-Star selection offered in conjunction with the Fall Rec Season and this will be considered a 17u league, open to golfers with some golf experience, ages 10 to 17. Cost for the league is $170 per player and includes golf instruction, course play, and a player package with jerseys. ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST 16. SIGN UP NOW OPEN - LINK

Current 2021 schedule subject to change:
  • Week 1: Practice on Thursday, August 26, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, August 29 at 2:00 pm
  • Week 2: Practice on Thursday, September 2, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 5 at 2:00 pm
  • Week 3: Practice on Thursday, September 9, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 pm
  • Week 4: Practice on Thursday, September 16, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 pm
  • Week 5: Practice on Thursday, September 23, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 26 at 2:00 pm
  • Week 6: Practice on Thursday, September 30, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 pm

Junior Golf Rates
  • 18 Holes Junior…………...………………….………..$18.00
  • 9 Holes Junior……………...……………….…………..$9.00
  • High School age and younger, walking
  • Junior rates are good anytime weekday and after 1:00 pm on weekends.

Junior Membership
Walking, unlimited golf anytime weekday and after 1:00 pm on weekends and range balls………..…$700
*Cart fee is $5 for 9/18 Holes w/driver’s license