Santa Barbara Youth Golf Association
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Santa Barbara Youth Golf Association

Coach Pete Announces Retirement from SBGC
The City has elected to place a management company in charge of the course starting July 1st. Although I have been asked to stay on, my gut tells me I would not be happy with this change, so as of June 30th, I will retire my services at the course.

I have greatly appreciated our present Director of Golf, Chris Talerico, and what he has provided to our junior programs. My goal was to coordinate, coach, and specifically grow these programs in Santa Barbara. For me it is about doing what is fun. It has been a blast under Chris and the present model. I don’t see how a change to an off-site company is going to top that.
For 30 plus years I have enjoyed coaching youth sports. I feel such programs contribute to a happy childhood. Sure, education is important, but I realized if not for athletic and extra-curricular activities, I would have been too bored to care about learning. I actually miss the old days when kids could just spontaneously go play, so I hope providing these affordable youth golf programs helped fill some of that gap. Parents, please encourage your kids to stay in sports, especially through the junior high years. Statistics show many drop out during that period due to excessive homework assignments.
I know the City wants to continue our junior programs. PARC, for instance, is very happy with the tremendous turn out in Russ Morrison Jr. Golf. Over 120 great kids and now the largest junior golf program in Santa Barbara. My hope is PARC and the City will influence the management company to continue to grow junior golf in the community. As parents, you may want to consider forming a PAC, Parent Advisory Committee, to help.
Santa Barbara youth is pretty amazing. I mean typically ask folks to work with over 100 kids, and after you blink, you see the images of cartoon effigies in the wall they just ran through. Well for me, quite the opposite. I can enthusiastically state our kids are exceptional, fun loving, smart, and engaged. I hope they all continue in golf. When you get kids this great, the greater the number the greater the reward. I wish them all the best, and thank you for letting them participate in our youth golf programs.
- Coach Pete

Summer Junior Golf Camps

Join coaches Sydney Wasem and Larry Buker for these fun and informative summer golf camps at Santa Barbara Golf Club from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Summer Camps:  Application & Calendar


The First Tee in Santa Barbara

The First Tee is a national junior golf instruction program for kids of all golf skill levels from ages 7 to 17. Courses run 9 weeks, and are offered 4 times a year. The program not only teaches golf, but also focuses on 9-core values for success in life as well as on the course. Fee: $125.00 / $75 for an additional sibling.

S.B. Youth Golf League

Play in a monthly after-school 9-hole junior golf  league. Trophies, awards, and prizes awarded in 2 age divisions, 9-11 and 12-14. Sign ups begin in August each year. Requires a golf coach or golf instructor recommendation.  Fee: $200.
PREP Jr. Golf Program
9-week Saturday sessions.
2:00 to 3:15 through May 21st.
Ages 7-17 with coaches recomendation.
Program Full

PREP Video Page: Lesson Plan Videos

Russ Morrison Jr. Golf
Sat. 3:30 - 5:00 Jan 9th - Nov 9th
Free tournament and Pizza Party included in $100 registration fee.

Program is full

Russ Morrison Jr. 2016 Calendar

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