Frequently Asked Questions 2021

 

What are the amended dates of the Junior Summer Series (due to the recent Government shutdown)?

 New Starting Date: Monday, June 14 (Plan C)

Statutory Holidays & Rescheduled Classes

Two days fall on a Statutory Holiday. They are:

  1. Canada Day (Thursday, July 1) and,
  2. Simcoe Day (Monday, August 2st).  

*Highlighted in orange on the amended calendar.  

We added the make-up dates to the end of the program (highlighted in green).

Plan C: Start Date June 14 — To bad we needed plan C!

What happens if we have to delay the start of the Program or shut down during the summer?

This year we have designed the Junior Summer Series to allow for possible government shutdowns while maintaining its program structure. I have separated the Program into two distinct parts: a core 9-week program and a supplemental program dedicated to on-course play.  Should we have to delay the start or shutdown, we will extend the lessons into August and September.

Why are the classes limited to four participants?

We limit class sizes to four participants in the interest of safety and quality.  

Why is the Program restricted to participants 7 years of age and older?

During COVID, we are very concerned about maintaining safe distances between coaches and participants. We have found that children 7 years of age and older can follow directions easily, work independently and pay attention for at least 30–45 minutes.   

Can I keep my kids together on the same day/time, even though they are different ages?

Absolutely! We respect that it is a challenge to coordinate multiple kids with multiple schedules. We will do our best to keep families together. I have added additional coaches to accommodate families with multiple children. Should you be unable to reserve a spot for your children’s’ spot through our booking system, please contact me directly  at christopherdelaat@mayfieldgoflclub.com. I will do my best to accommodate your family. 

How do you accommodate Rain cancellations?

I have scheduled specific rain dates and make-up sessions for the Program.

Do you offer make-up sessions?

Everyone deserves a reasonable opportunity to receive the fair value of their enrolment fee. Therefore, I will continue to offer make-up sessions for all participants. 

Should you miss a date, you can either join another class or make an arrangement for a make-up session. For the sake of simplicity, please make all make-up session arrangements through your coach.

Do my kids require additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)?

Recent changes to Peel Health guidelines require that all participants only remove their Masks when swinging a golf club. Therefore, all participants are required to wear a Mask in the following areas:

 

  1. The Clubhouse and its proximity.  
  2. When riding in a power cart–unless they are riding with a family member from the same household.
  3. Anytime when they are closer than 6 feet from another person. 
What are some of the focuses of the Program?

There are four major focus points of our Junior Summer Series. They are:

Focus One: Fundamental Motion & Skills

  1. Heavy Emphasis on the small swings developing to full swings
  2. Pitching and Mid Irons
  3. Hybrids and the Tee Game

Rationale: We play Golf with more than two clubs; therefore, it is essential to understand how to approach each club differently.

 Focus Two: Basic Functional Exercises

Functional Exercises are a critical component of establishing a solid foundation for a proper swing motion—including balance, posture and rotation.  

Rationale: Most young athletes are unaware of correct posture and balance; therefore, carefully selected functional activities will complement the necessary skills to play Golf safely and efficiently.

Focus Three: Emphasis on “Best Behaviour”

Golf is more than a sport about how well one score. Instead, Golf is an evaluation of one’s true character.  

Rationale: Most Golfers have never been mentored adequately as players; consequently, poor behaviour on the course has become the norm. By including messaging about Respect, Safety, Speed of Play, and the Basic Rules of Golf, we will help our developing golfers become Good Golf Citizens.

Focus Four: On Course Play

We have included regularly scheduled play on course as a component of our Program.

Rationale: Instruction and Play are symbiotic components of active learning. Let’s face it, everyone wants to play more, and I am happy to offer this unique component to our Program.

How can I sign up for the Supplemental Classes?

  1. Log-into your account
  2. Access the Program Calendar (Junior Summer Series)
  3. Select the date and time
  4. Purchase the pass
  5. You are now enrolled

What happens if it looks like rain on the day of my scheduled session?

For the sake of simplicity, unless otherwise told, sessions will continue as per the schedule. All session cancellations will occur well in advance of a scheduled “session.”

How do you accommodate a statutory Holiday?

Canada Day, July 1, is the only statutory holiday that affects the lesson schedule this summer. The scheduled make-up date is August 5.  

    What equipment should Program participants have?

    Complete sets are not necessary, especially for new golfers.  Consider the following suggested equipment needs:

    Ages 7 & 9; 

    • Golf Bag
    • Short Iron (9 or PW), 
    • Mid Iron (7 or 8 Iron), 
    • 5 Hybrid or five wood 
    • High Loft Driver: 12 – 15 degrees
    • Putter

    Ages 10 & 11; 

      • Golf Bag
      • Short Iron (9 or PW), 
      • Mid Iron (7 or 8 Iron), 
      • 5 Hybrid or five wood 
      • High Loft Driver: 12 – 15 degrees
      • Putter 

    Ages 12 & 13; 14 – 17 (a complete set or the following alternatives)

      • Golf Bag
      • Irons: 6, 8, PW & SW or 5, 7, 9, PW & SW, 
      • 5 Hybrid and five wood 
      • High Loft Driver: 12 – 15 degrees
      • Putter 

    Contact Us

     

    416 884 7139

    12552 Torbram Road Caledon Ontario L7C2S7

    christopherdelaat@mayfieldgolfclub.com