Junior golfers need to develop fundamental movement skills, establish functional movement patterns, develop sport specific skills, gain golf-specific skills and, most importantly, create a love for the game. I believe in long-term athletic development. This approach focuses on having kids perform age-appropriate skill achievement drills to maximize their athletic potential. It progressively gets more complicated and more specialized as the athlete develops and reaches the next level of development.
BRAD REDDING is director of instruction at Grande Dunes Golf Academy and is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher. He can be reached at 315-0332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.