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
  • Jeremy Minkert | Assistant | Email
  • Kevin Culp | Assistant | Email

Junior Golf Programs for 2019

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! This junior program is available to boys and girls of all golfing abilities, ages 8 to 13, may not be 14 before August 1, 2019. The program is $225 per golfer and requires online sign up to begin. Fee includes group instruction, course play for home/away matches, and Junior League Package (Home/Away Polos – T-Shirt – Hat – Bag Tag – Drawstring Bag). Teams of 10 players will be arranged using the pre-season practice schedule to evaluate the players. 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 set at the end of May and typically are on weekdays in the morning and weekend afternoons, 1 or 2 matches per week, starting mid-June and ending late July. Along with the matches, there will be a schedule of instruction and practice on the course. May add U17 PGA Junior League option for summer 2019 season, details TBD.

2019 Sign up is full. Website for online sign up: https://www.pgajrleague.com/

PROUD to announce that White Hawk is the Regional Host Club - September 14 & 15

​Drive, Chip & Putt
White Hawk Country Club will have their facility set up for practicing Drive, Chip & Putt challenges in advance of the local qualifier. Come out to White Hawk on Sunday June 9th, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, no charge, get your skills ready!!! Local qualifying sites with dates are listed on the website. Website: www.drivechipandputt.com/  

Tots 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 9. Each session will be an introduction to golf focusing on basic fundamentals, safety, moving around the course, and fun practice habits. Each session will have similar structure and focus, cost is $60 per session and the class will be limited to 8 golfers. Also, we will work to show parents common faults and helpful ways to fix. Advanced sign up in the golf shop is required.
Current Schedule subject to change:
  • May 28 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)…………...Session #1, each day starts at 5:00 pm, ends at 6:15 pm
  • June 25 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)…………...Session #2, each day starts at 5:00 pm, ends at 6:15 pm
  • July 30 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)……………Session #3, each day starts at 5:00 pm, ends at 6:15 pm
  • August 27 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)………...Session #4, each day starts at 5:00 pm, ends at 6:15 pm

School Prep
Want to play on the team, then let’s play. A schedule of days will be set with on-course play followed by time at the range. Maximum number of six golfers per class, each class will have two instructors and last for three hours. Open to golfers age 12 to 17, classes will feature; on-course strategies and performance, golf swing mechanics and fundamentals, mental aspects of playing golf well, and enhancing physical skills important to playing good golf. Advanced sign up for the class is required (must have a minimum of 3 golfers), fees are $60 per golfer which includes instruction, golf, and range balls.