Catering to the needs of all junior golfers – James Hong

Here comes a delightful podcast episode full of interesting stories from one of the most well-known junior coaches in America.

Creating long-term junior programming and sold-out summer activities

My guest – James Hong (@JamesHongGolf, Harbor Links Golf Course).

As [kids] progress through the system, they start to become more interested, more involved (…) and they want to be there.

James Hong is a junior coach superstar. He’s the Director of Instruction at Harbor Links (Port Washington, New York), running wildly successful junior programs throughout the school year and during summer alongside a team of 4 coaches. James has created an environment where every junior is catered for, from a complete beginner wanting to check out golf during summer, up to elite juniors working towards getting a college scholarship.

James is very active on social media, always willing to share his views, tips, drills, activities and games with all coaches. This interview is no different and James drops many knowledge bombs through the myriad of stories he’s sharing.

Here are some things we discuss:

  • James’ background as a sports coach, elite athlete and a golf coach
  • Structure of programs at Harbor Links, including:
    • The Futures Club
    • Par
    • Birdie
    • Eagle
    • Elite
    • 6-9 Summer Camps
    • 10-16 Summer Camps
    • Advanced Summer programs
  • How progression through the various programs work
  • Results of the offerings
  • Private and group instruction
  • Communication and use of language with children and adults
  • Marketing and communication strategies

Enjoy the interview!

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