Life Skills Classes
Life Skills classes are offered year-round in the winter, spring, summer and fall at facilities across our region. Participants who are new to the program should enroll in PLAYer classes. A brief but mandatory orientation session will be conducted for new parents on the first day of Life skills classes. All students advancing from one level to another must meet certification requirements:
• Junior Links- this non-certifying level is for participants ages 5 & 6 years old only.
• PLAYer – entry level for participants who are between 7 and 11 years old. Must
have 24 hours to certify to Par level.
• PLAYer 12 to 18 – entry level class and will join with a Par class and may
complete Player level after 1 session. Participants 14 and older may test out of PLAYer and Par after 1 session.
• Par – participants who have certified out of PLAYer level. Must have 36 hours at
Par level to certify to Birdie level.
• Birdie – participants who have certified out of Par level. Must have 48 hours at
Birdie level to certify to Eagle level.
• Eagle – participants who have certified out of Birdie level. Must have 60 hours
at Eagle level to certify to ACE level.
• ACE – students in high school who have completed Eagle certification.
Every participant in the program is eligible to receive a $10 set of starter clubs. This is a one-time fee that is paid during the registration process. As participants outgrow their clubs they may trade-in for longer clubs as they continue in the program at no cost. Clubs to new participants will be issued the first day of class at sign-in location. Clubs are used junior clubs or adult clubs that are cut down to match a player’s height. You may purchase new junior clubs from TGA online at a discounted price.
You will only be able to enroll for a class in which you are eligible to take. If you are registering during a current session, you will only be able to register for the class level that you are currently enrolled in. Once you have successfully completed certification, you will be able to enroll in the next level up.
Maximum class size is 16-20 participants for each session in most cases. Enrollment is always on a first-come first serve basis and is subject to availability so please register early. Participants are considered to meet the age requirements outlined in the course description if they turn the minimum age sometime during the current season.
If for any reason you request to move your child to another class, space must be available in the class to which you would like to transfer. If this is not possible and we are unable to accommodate your enrollment we can issue a refund as long as class has not already started. If class has started or if requested we will issue a credit for future enrollments.
Fees for life skills classes are $65 for Player, Par, Birdie, Eagle, $25 for ACE and $35 for Junior Links. $130 maximum per family for each Life Skills Session. Fees for Spring and Summer Camps are $65 for half days and $100 for full days. $200 maximum per family for each Summer Camp Full-Day Session. Financial assistance is available and no child is turned away for financial reasons. PARTICIPANTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO SIGN UP FOR 1 LIFE SKILLS CLASS AT A TIME.
No participant will be turned away for financial reasons – You will be asked about your financial aid status during the online registration process. Once you submit your request and are approved, you will receive an approval email and will have 48 hours to complete your registration. You may sign up for a maximum of 2 summer camps each year using financial assistance.
Active duty military and active reservists are eligible for the Military Appreciation Program. Proof of active military status is required before you can register. Please email your a copy of your active military credentials to email@example.com along with your child’s name or bring them by the Ben Hogan Learning Center. Thank you so much for your service!
There is a $130 maximum per family charge for weekly Life and Golf Skills class programming. There is a $200 maximum per family charge for weekly Full-Day Summer Camps. If you are signing up more than two participants, use the financial aid section and put the family maximum amount in the question “How much can you pay”.