Raise confident kids on and off the course

Youth activities range from sports to education to theatre…you name it and there’s probably an extra curricular for it. And, they all offer benefits to young, developing minds.

But, perhaps, none of them offer the range of benefits to your child better than junior golf programs. Junior golfers experience physical, psychological, emotional and social development that can help them succeed academically and, later, professionally. Let’s take a look at how something as simple as participating in junior golf programs can impact your child for life.

golf scoringEtiquette, Integrity and Respect
Two traits that seem to be lacking in today’s youth is respect and manners. The rules of golf teaches a child how have respect for themselves as well as adults and other peers. From simple things like turning off a cell phone to respecting other people’s time, golf instills a sense of consideration for others. Simple, respectful actions like repairing the ground, no running, profanity or yelling, and even cleaning golf shoes before entering the clubhouse will help develop a sense of respect and good manners that can extend to home and school.

Integrity is another desirable characteristic golf instills in its players. Since there are no coaches or referees overseeing players’ stokes, honesty is a key component in the game. Golfers learn to expect it of themselves as well as others. Junior golf instruction emphasizes that personal responsibility, honesty and integrity as just as important as correct posture and swing elements.

golf camp 11Social Engagement
This is not to be confused with social media. With so many of our youth walking around with noses inches from their cell phones, the art of physical, social engagement is becoming difficult. Junior golf develops positive, healthy relationships. Lifelong friendships can form from sharing rounds of golf together in a way unlike other activities.

Another area of concern with our youth today is how emotional conflict is handled. Golf has a unique ability to build confidence and positive self-esteem, but can also teach how to handle frustration, anger, disappointment and anxiety. Golf instruction, when done by professionals, can help sort out those confusing emotions and channel them into positive results. The result is the development of tenacity, perseverance and self-control.

Golf can also offer a family quality time together. Whether it’s the entire family, or one-on-one time between parent and child, golfing together provides time to build relationships while walking and talking.

june camp 12Safe Play Environment
It’s 2pm and you’re at work. Do you know where your child is? If your child is hanging out at a golf course, you can rest assured he/she is in a safe, supportive environment. The nature of the game and emphasis on personal responsibility does not lend itself to mischief or non-constructive activities born out of boredom. Responsible adults are usually present and more than willing to keep an eye on junior golfers.

Fitness
There are those who may doubt whether golf is actually a sport, but those people have never walked 18 holes with a 35 lb bag on their back. The process of walking, swinging, bending and lifting can be a rigorous workout. The average distance for 18 holes is about 5 miles. That’s a lot of calories burned. Since childhood obesity is becoming a concern in our culture, golf is the perfect answer that utilizes major and minor muscle groups to remain healthy….for life. And, it provides opportunities to get outside, breathe fresh air and interact with nature in a positive, healthy way.

june camp 34Along with the obvious physical fitness benefits, golf powers the brain through intense mental focus. Through golf, young players learn the art of strategy and concentration. They are taught how to pay attention to detail as well as how to look at the bigger picture. Increased self-discipline and a desire for self-improvement can result in sharper focus in other areas as well.

So, theres’ a few of the advantages of enrolling your child in junior golf programs. We hope you consider the benefits of golf when selecting those all-important extra curricular activities. It’s a lifetime sport that nurtures mind, body and spirit! Contact Leslie Fischer at lfischerlpga@gmail.com for more information on how to get your child involved in golf.

Success in this game depends less on strength of body
than strength of mind and character.
~
Arnold Palmer

A Stroke of Good Fortune

It is with excitement and pleasure I announce I’m now part of the Ponte Vedra golf community. Beginning February 1st, I became an Assistant Golf Professional and Director of Junior Golf Development for the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

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It was a difficult decision to leave Windsor Parke Golf Club and all the wonderful people I came to know over the past six years. I take with me very special memories and will be forever grateful for the friendships I made there throughout my career.

I’m excited to begin this new adventure and be part of such a rich golf history. A Florida landmark since 1928, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has an atmosphere of excellence in the amenities and programs offered. I’m honored to be part of that heritage and look forward to growing the game of golf!

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2018 Holiday gift packages for everyone!

The holidays are almost here! Why fight those rude, unruly crowds in the stores, frantically searching for a gift for yourself or that special golfer in your life? Look no further than Lessons with Leslie to help find the perfect golf gift. It’s a quick and easy way to check that item off your shopping list.

SWING EVALUATION $90
The swing evaluation is an absolute must before starting lessons. In the swing evaluation, we’ll cover basic putting, chipping and full swing; and set realistic goals for future improvement in each area.

But why stop at just the swing evaluation? Pair an evaluation by Leslie Fischer, a certified LPGA professional, with any of the following packages for the gift that will make them smile…big!

RED HOLIDAY PACKAGE $120
(valued at $140)

1 Swing Evaluation + One 30-minute lesson

WHITE HOLIDAY PACKAGE $150
(valued at $170)
1 swing Evaluation + One one-hour lesson

BLUE HOLIDAY PACKAGE $200
(valued at $240)

1 Swing Evaluation + Three 30-minute lessons

GOLD HOLIDAY PACKAGE $300
(valued at $330)

1 Swing Evaluation + Three one-hour lessons

Contact Leslie Fischer at lfischerlpga@gmail.com or call the Windsor Parke Pro Shop at 904-223-4653 for more information. Don’t wait to purchase the perfect golfing gift that will last a lifetime!

2018-19 Ladies Golf Clinics

Ladies, has your golf game suffered by hiding in the AC to beat the Florida summer swelter? Are you anticipating getting back on the course during those cool Autumn days?

Wait no more! Beginning in August, Lessons with Leslie is offering clinics exclusively for the ladies. These clinics will get you back in the “swing” of things before you can say pumpkin spice. Join Leslie Fischer, LPGA instructor, and have fun getting to know other lady golfers while brushing up on your game.

Cost: $25 per player/clinic (minimum 2, maximum 8 ladies per clinic)

August Clinic Dates, 6-7pm
Aug. 13: Short Game
Aug. 27: Full Swing

September Clinic Dates, 6-7pm
Sept. 17: Full Swing
Sept. 24: Short Game

October Clinic Dates, 6-7pm
Oct. 1: Short Game
Oct. 15: Full Swing
Oct. 22: Full Swing

November Clinic Dates, 4-5pm
Nov. 5: Short Game
Nov. 19: Short Game

December Clinic Dates, 4-5pm
Dec. 10: Full Swing
Dec. 17: Full Swing

January Clinic Dates, 4-5pm
Jan. 7: Short Game
Jan 14: Full Swing
Jan 21: Full Swing

To sign up for any or all of these exclusive clinics for women only, contact Leslie Fischer at lfischerlpga@gmail.com or call the Windsor Parke Pro Shop at 904-223-4653. Payments accepted as cash or check.

Summer fun golf camps 2018!

Lessons with Leslie and Windsor Parke Golf Club are excited to announce our 2018 Summer Junior Golf Camps. These camps are open to all junior golfers ages 6-16 years and are appropriate for all skill levels.

Pick one, two or all three for a summer of fun and fitness.
Session 1 June 18-21
Session 2 July 9-12
Session 3 July 30-August 2

 


Special Offer!
All Windsor Parke Family Memberships and Junior Members receive 20% off!
Select one camp for $180
Add a second camp and two sessions are only $340
Add a third camp and three sessions are only $480


Each camp will run from 8:30am until Noon and include:
• 12 hours of personal and group instruction from LGPA and PGA professionals that cover:
– Grip and Stance Alignment
– Short Game Drills
– Full Swing Instruction
– Rules and Etiquette
• Welcome Registration Packet
• Final Day Greens Fees, Pizza Party and Prize Raffle
• Complimentary snacks and drinks for all camp days (Please note any allergies when registering)

Camp Schedule
Day 1: Putt/Chip
Day 2: Irons/Driver
Day 3: Drive/Chip/Putt Competition
Day 4: Captains Choice Scramble

Registration forms are available in the Windsor Parke Pro Shop.

 

Contact Leslie Fischer at lfischerlpga@gmail.com or call the Pro Shop at 904-223-4653 for more information. Payments accepted as cash or check.

Have fun all summer long with Lessons with Leslie!

 

First Tee Clinic Excitement

First Tee of North Florida had an exciting beginning to 2018, with women’s golf legend, Annika Sorenstam! The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) and the ANNIKA Foundation hosted the 10th ANNIKA Invitational USA at World Golf Village in St. Augustine, FL on January 12-15. And, we were there! First Tee of North Florida hosted a junior clinic with more than 60 members at World Golf Village during the tournament. Check out the video!

The ANNIKA Invitational USA is always one of the AJGA’s premier all-girls invitationals. Annika brings her personal touch by interacting with the girls and being involved in the entire event. From the welcome dinner to the congratulations at the end, she provides young women a chance to aspire to be all they can be. I was both excited and honored to meet Annika and share her love of junior golf during the tournament and our clinic

 

2017 Holiday Gift Packages

The holidays are almost here! Why fight those rude, unruly crowds in the stores, frantically searching for a gift for that golfer in your life? Look no further than Lessons with Leslie to help find the perfect golf gift! It’s a quick and easy way to check that item off your shopping list.

SWING EVALUATION $90
The swing evaluation is an absolute must before starting lessons. In the swing evaluation, we’ll cover basic putting, chipping and full swing; and set realistic goals for future improvement in each area.

RED HOLIDAY PACKAGE $120
(valued at $140)

1 Swing Evaluation + One 30-minute lesson

WHITE HOLIDAY PACKAGE $150 (valued at $170)
1 swing Evaluation + One one-hour lesson

BLUE HOLIDAY PACKAGE $200 (valued at $240)
1 Swing Evaluation + Three 30-minute lessons

GOLD HOLIDAY PACKAGE $300 (valued at $330)
1 Swing Evaluation + Three one-hour lessons

Contact Leslie Fischer at lfischerlpga@gmail.com or call the Windsor Parke Pro Shop at 904-223-4653 for more information. Don’t wait to purchase the perfect golfing gift that will last a lifetime!

June 2017 Junior Golf Camp

Nine junior golfers spent the week improving their golf skills as well as learning sportsmanship, and enjoying fun and friendship. But, these juniors took away more than golf skills. The confidence gained from believing in their own abilities and increased self assurance will benefit them on and off the course for years to come. See the fun we had HERE.

Let’s PAR-TEE 2017!

Come join in the fun with our Two Day Golf Development PAR-TEEs! Clinics will be from 6pm until 7pm(ish), and each one costs only $40. Sign up to PAR-TEE with us through the spring and summer!

April
Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 (full swing & short game) Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 (full swing & short game)

May
Monday 1 & Tuesday 2 (full swing)
Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 (full swing & short game)

June
Monday 5 & Tuesday 6 (full swing)
Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 (full swing & short game)

July N/A

August
Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 (full swing)
Tuesday 29 & Wednesday 30 (full swing & short game)

Contact Leslie Fischer, LPGA Instructor, at Windsor Park Golf Club, at 904-223-4653 or lfischerlpga@gmail.com

Bring on Summer 2017 Golf Camps!

It’s almost that time again. Time to get those kids involved so they don’t waste away summer vacation. And, we have the perfect activity to help keep those kids exercising both mind and body. Lessons with Leslie 2017 Summer Junior Golf Camps at Windsor Parke Golf Club!

Pick one, two or all three for a summer of fun and fitness.

Session 1 June 12-15
Session 2 July 17-20
Session 3 July 31-August 3

Select one camp for $180
Add a second camp and two sessions are only $340
Add a third camp and three sessions are only $480
All Windsor Parke Family Memberships and Junior Members receive 20% off this pricing.

Each camp will run from 8:30am until Noon and include:
• 12 hours of personal and group instruction from LGPA and PGA professionals that cover:
– Grip and Stance Alignment
– Short Game Drills
– Full Swing Instruction
– Rules and Etiquette
• Welcome Registration Packet
• Final Day Greens Fees, Pizza Party and Prize Raffle
• Complimentary snacks and drinks for all camp days (Please note any allergies when registering)

Camp Schedule
Day 1: Putt/Chip
Day 2: Irons/Driver
Day 3: Drive/Chip/Putt Competition
Day 4: Captains Choice Scramble

Payments accepted as Cash or Check

For more information, contact Leslie Fischer at 904-223-4653 or lfischerlpga@gmail.com