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Junior Academy

Welcome to The Franklin Bridge Junior Golf Academy!  We believe we have an obligation to the surrounding community of Franklin, TN to introduce and nurture a love for the game of golf and all of the values that it teaches and represents.  Regardless of the experience or interest level of your child, we have a program for you!  We can’t wait to have you join us here at The Bridge! ~ Brooks West, PGA Professional & Owner

You Can Do Hard Things

The golf swing is one of the most complex athletic movements in sports.  While every child will enter the game with different abilities and skill sets they will all face challenges as they learn this complex, yet exciting game!  My goal is to walk your kids into these difficult places and show them how to have success by building a golf swing that is completely unique to them and incredibly effective. They will not only improve their performance, but they will also improve their person by building on their strengths and navigating their weaknesses.  They will learn how to stand on their own, handle pressure, change habits, and have fun all along the way.  Come and join us as we learn the game of golf (and life) together! ~ Scott Hassee, PGA Director of Player Development

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Something for Everyone

You’ll notice there is no usage of the terms beginner, intermediate, or advanced.  The reason for this is that we are all students of the game and the more we learn, the more we realize how little we know in the grandiosity of the game of golf. In addition, players could be advanced in one area of their game and a beginner in another.  In fact, in my many years of teaching I often have found that some of the best lessons I have learned have come from the youngest players.  In an endlessly complex game, sometimes the insights of a child can be incredibly profound!  Everything is based on years of experience and overall performance.  After all, we are measured in the game of golf by the scores we consistently produce! See the details below for what’s required and what you get at each level.

The Masters ($299/month + $250 Entry Fee) – Over $900 Value

Named after the most prestigious major championship in golf, this level is reserved for the best of the best in junior golf. This group will receive the most instruction, and individualized attention of any group.  In order to enter this group players will have to submit a playing resume, letters of recommendation, complete an interview with Scott and both the parents and child will have to sign off on a number of agreed upon values, expectations, and commitments.  Details of this program will be announced later this year.  If you would like to have more information, please give me a call!

The Players ($249/month + $150 Entry Fee) – Over $650 Value

Named for The Players Championship, this level  is reserved for players with a minimum of four years of experience, who can shoot a qualifying score under 80 and who is at least a freshman in high school.  Players will receive a one hour group class per week, one  9-hole group playing lesson per month, and 90 minutes of private instruction per month (one 60 minute and one 30 minute session). The Franklin Bridge Swag will include a shirt, hat, towel, headcover and  yardage book / scorecard holder. Students  may take additional private lessons at $70/hour. Minimum commitment – 4 months.

The Open ($199/month + $100 Entry Fee) – Over $450 Value

Named after the Open Championship, or British Open as it’s commonly called, this level is reserved for players with 2-4 years of experience, who can shoot a qualifying score under 90 (but can’t break 80) and who is at least in the 6th grade.  Players will receive a one hour group class per week, one 9-hole group playing lesson every two months, and 60 minutes of private instruction per month.  The Franklin Bridge Swag will include a shirt, hat, and towel.  Students may take additional private lessons at $70/hour. Minimum commitment – 3 months.

The PGA ($175 for the program + $75 Entry Fee to the PGA) – Over $350 Value

Named after the PGA Championship, this level is reserved for players with less than 2-3 years of experience and who are unable to break 90.  There are two levels – 13U (Ages 8-13) and 17U (Ages 13-17).  This will run every 8 weeks and include 4 matches, 8 group classes, and a PGA Junior League team hat and two shirts.  Payment and signup for this class will be done through the PGA Junior League website: www.pgajrleague.com.

If you have further questions, please call or text (205) 200-4686, or email Scott HERE. We look forward to serving you as we learn this wonderful game together! Remember, you can do hard things!!

~ Scott Hassee, PGA Director of Player Development 


Franklin Bridge Golf Club
750 Riverview Drive
Franklin, TN 37064