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.
17-U: This junior program is for boys and girls with golfing experience, ages 14 to 17, may not be 18 before July 31.
PGA Junior Fall Rec League: open to golfers with some golf experience, ages 10 to 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.


Junior Golf Rates for 2022
  • 18 Holes Junior…………...………………….………..$22.00
  • 9 Holes Junior……………...……………….……...….$12.00
  • 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