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
  • Kevin Culp | Assistant Pro | Email
  • Daniel Wert | Assistant Pro | Email

Junior Golf Programs for 2020 - Updated May 6, 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 - 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 (first couple of weeks in August – 2020). 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.

Teams are full. Updated schedule of practices and matches will be sent to players/family.

Potential Start Date For The Season:  It was announced that June 1st is the earliest potential start date for the PGA Jr. League season.  This means that nationwide no PGA Jr. League branded practices or games may take place until this June 1st date.  After that June 1st date, then each state will reopen based upon their current status in the recovery process.  PGA Jr. League will be allowed to resume in "Phase 2" of the recovery plan. Some states may reach "Phase 2" by June 1st and some states might not.  We will keep you posted on when your PGA Section will be able to resume PGA Jr. League activities!!!
Post Season Cancelled: In Monday's email it was announced that the 2020 PGA Jr. League post season has been cancelled.   This was a difficult decision but due to the extensive travel of the post season events it was deemed necessary to maintain the safety of the players, families and staff.  At this time the Indiana PGA Section is currently evaluating the possibility of hosting our Section Championship on August 15th-16th for those teams that are interested in participating.  We will keep you posted on the status of this possibility.

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 $50 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. Classes last approximately 90 minutes. Current schedule subject to change:
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”

High School Hawk Golf Class
Three-day sessions will be scheduled throughout the season for ages 14 to 17, limited to 8 golfers per session. Cost is $70 per session and advanced sign up in the golf shop is required. All sessions will emphasize basic fundamentals, being athletic, playing the game, and valuable practice habits. Classes last approximately 90 minutes.
Current schedule subject to change:
Session #1: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – June 15, 17, 19, starting at 10:00 am.
Session #2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – June 29, July 1, 3, starting at 10:00 am.
Session #3: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – July 20, 22, 24, starting at 10:00 am.
Session #4: Monday, Wednesday, Friday – August 3, 5, 7, starting at 10:00 am.

PGA Junior Rec League - CANCEL
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.

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 $5 for 9/18 Holes w/driver’s license