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 - $25 for 45 minutes
  • Joshua Martin | PGA Pro | Email                 Junior Instruction - prices vary
  • Kevin Culp | Assistant Pro | Email
  • Daniel Wert | Assistant Pro | Email

Junior Golf Programs for 2020

PGA Junior League

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. This junior program is available to boys and girls of all golfing abilities, ages 8 to 13, may not be 14 before August 1, 2020. The program is $245 per golfer and requires online sign up to begin, sign up at the PGA Junior League website and we will get notice of your registration.
ONLINE REGISTRATION - https://www.pgajrleague.com/

Fee includes group instruction, course play for home/away matches, and Junior League Package. The golfer package includes Home/Away Polos, T-Shirt, Hat, Bag Tag, and Drawstring Bag.
Teams of 10-12 players will be arranged during the pre-season practice schedule. They will be grouped by age, ability, and requested preference. Pre-Season practices will be divided into different dates and times, depending on the number of players. We will work to maintain a 5 to 1 golfer to instructor ratio.
Parents are welcome to drop off the child, stay and wait, stay and watch, stay and help, whatever you prefer.
Matches will be scheduled with other clubs participating in the league, past clubs have included Youche CC, Briar Ridge CC, and Aberdeen GC. Matches will be finalized at the end of May and typically are on weekdays in the morning and weekend afternoons, 1 or 2 matches per week, starting in June and ending late July. Along with the matches, there will be a schedule of instruction and practice on the course. There is a chance, if White Hawk has enough sign ups, the league would be “in-house” with all matches being played between White Hawk teams.

Updated March 26, 2020 - The PGA Junior League schedule does not reflect matches with other courses or additional added practices. Practice schedule based on 3 teams may change based on number of golfers.

Updated schedule subject to change:

  • April 13 (Monday): Deadline to sign up online changed to May 5th
  • All activities scheduled until May 9th have been cancelled.
April 18 (Saturday): First practice group A, 2 to 4 pm, April 19 (Sunday): First practice group B, 2 to 4 pm, April 25 (Saturday): Group A practice 12 to 2 pm, April 26 (Sunday): Group B practice 2 to 4 pm, May 2 (Saturday): Group A practice 2 to 4 pm, May 3 (Sunday): Group B practice 2 to 4 pm, May 9 (Saturday): Both groups practice 2 to 4 pm, issue of uniforms and League Package
  • May 5 (Tuesday): New Deadline for online League Sign Up
  • May 11 (Monday): Teams for season finalized and uniforms ordered. No entry refunds after this date.
  • May 16 (Saturday): Practice for all players. Team One at 2:00 pm, Team Two at 3:30 pm, Team Three at 5 pm
  • May 17 (Sunday): Practice for all players. Team One at 2:00 pm, Team Two at 3:30 pm, Team Three at 5 pm
  • May 23 (Saturday): Practice for all players. Team One at 10:00 am, Team Two at 11:30 am, Team Three at 1 pm
  • May 30 (Saturday): Practice for all players. Team One at 10:00 am, Team Two at 11:30 am, Team Three at 1 pm
  • June 7 (Sunday): League Match between White Hawk teams, 2:00 pm
  • June 13 (Saturday): League Match between White Hawk teams, 2:00 pm – Remaining matches to be set with other league teams
  • July 26 (Sunday): Qualifier to determine possible All-Star golfers representing our local region

Information from National PGA Junior League Headquarters
Dear PGA Jr. League Community,

At PGA Jr. League, we stand for togetherness - bringing friends, families, and communities together around the great game of golf with their PGA and LPGA Coaches. We celebrate high-fives, team cheers, large galleries, pizza parties and more. Social connection is the heart and soul of the program, and it’s why we’re reaching out to you again today with an update on the season.

We released a statement encouraging each league to follow local, county, and national health authorities. Since then, two important developments have occurred:
  1. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) made the following announcement on March 15 - “Therefore, CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.” This reflects almost all PGA Jr. League games. 
  2. The next day, the White House released “The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America” which includes “avoiding social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.” This reflects all PGA Jr. League events. 

In light of these announcements, and to stay true to our values of safety and togetherness, we are aligning with the CDC’s recommended timeframe and postponing the PGA Jr. League season until May 10th. 

What is the refund policy?  PGA Jr. League has a generous timeline for offering refunds.  ALL players may receive a FULL refund prior to ordering the team kits.  Most facilities do not order team kits until 20 business days prior to their first game, so you may request refunds for all of your players prior to ordering their team kits.

Individual Junior Instruction Pack
Work one-on-one with one of our golf instructors. Days and times open to fit your schedule, personalize your practice program and game improvement goals with one of our instruction packs. Junior Pack of 3 - $75, Junior Pack of 5 - $100, Junior Pack of 7 - $150, lesson time will range from 45 minutes to one hour. Add a buddy for an additional per pack, maximum of 2 adds.

Junior Hawk Golf Class
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.
Cost is $70 per session and advanced sign up in the golf shop is required. Each session will have a different “main topic”, all sessions will emphasize basic fundamentals, safety, moving around the course, and fun practice habits. Also, we will work to show parents common faults and helpful ways to fix. Current schedule subject to change:
Session #1:
Train/Tuesday, May 26 5pm, Test/Thursday, May 28 5pm, Play/Sunday, May 31 3pm “Balance & Control”
Session #2:
Train/Tuesday, June 9 5pm, Test/Thursday, June 11 5pm, Play/Sunday, June 14 3pm “Pre-Shot and Fundamentals”
Session #3:
Train/Tuesday, June 30 5pm, Test/Thursday, July 2 5pm, Play/Sunday, July 5 3pm “Contact and Swing Positions”
Session #4:
Train/Tuesday, July 14 5pm, Test/Thursday, July 16 5pm, Play/Sunday, July 19 3pm “Target and Planning”

PGA Junior Rec League
New for 2020! 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 20 to September 27, 2020. 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 of all abilities ages 10 to 17. Cost for the league is $170 per player and includes golf instruction, course play, and a player package with jerseys.
Current schedule subject to change:
Week 1:
Practice on Thursday, August 20, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, August 23 at 2:00 pm
Week 2:
Practice on Thursday, August 27, 4:00 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, August 30 at 2:00 pm
Week 3:
Practice on Thursday, September 3, 4 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 6 at 2:00 pm
Week 4:
Practice on Thursday, September 10, 4 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 pm
Week 5:
Practice on Thursday, September 17, 4 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00 pm
Week 6:
Practice on Thursday, September 24, 4 to 5:30 pm, Match on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 pm

Club Rental Program
Use out junior club rental program and avoid some costs in getting started with the great game of golf. White Hawk will have available a limited number of junior sets for children up to 63” tall, from US Kids golf company, that you may rent for the season, with option to buy. The rental fee is $75 (7-Club Set/Bag) or $55 (5-Club Set/Bag), the agreement is for April 1 to November 1 of the current year.

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 for 9/18 Holes w/driver’s license