Junior Sticks Golf Academy – Golf Lessons for Kids, San Diego


A premier junior golf academy for the development and instruction of young boys and girls who desire the knowledge and skills to become competitive golfers or to play for the true enjoyment of the game.  We strive to provide a fun environment but at the same time teaching them the overall skills and knowledge needed to play the game of golf.  The game of golf teaches your child to respect others, integrity, sportsmanship, and self-confidence.  Important life skills that they can continue to achieve for a lifetime.

We teach a life learning program designed for juniors. Our goal is to teach children the correct fundamentals of the golf swing.

The knowledge, positions and training are the same at any age. Ultimately, the method of delivery varies to accommodate our students. We offer group classes,
private lessons, camps, and special programs from beginners to advanced golfers. The student’s ability and age are taken into consideration during his or her first evaluation to determine his or her individual needs. We will use many techniques including video, training aids and drills to illustrate to students the positions necessary to achieve their goals. We will work on all aspects of the game including full swing, pitching, chipping and putting. We will teach them practice drills and more importantly, how to practice. The amount of practice will be a minimum suggestion designed around age and ambition, but more importantly we will teach your child to enjoy the game of golf.  Jey Bacani, PGA Junior Sticks Golf coordinator has been teaching juniors of all ages for over 17 years.  Jey has helped elementary aged children to become competitive junior golfers as well as high school students to go on to become successful college golfers.  Come see Jey at the Hodges Golf Improvement Center in Escondido.

​Junior Group Classes at The Hodges Golf Learning Center

San Diego Junior Golf Group Lessons

The group golf class is in a group setting with other children. The maximum teacher to student ratio is 8:1, 5:1 for 4-6 year old specific class. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of the full swing, short game, and putting in a fun and relaxed environment. Students will receive tips and proper drills to help them with their skills. Each student will get some 1-on-1 time with the instructor. Duration of 1-on-1 will vary depending on the size of the class. There is no better way then to have your child practice with a PGA teaching professional present. If there is uncertainty if your child is interested in golf or not, maybe a golf clinic would be the option for your child. This form of lesson would also be sufficient to a child that just enjoys learning the golf swing but does not want to be committed to a longer program.​

Also offered is “Sunday Play Day with Jey”.  This session is conducted at Welk Resort Golf Course and the kids get to apply what they have learned on the golf course.  They will learn basic rules, etiquette, club selection, shot selection, etc.  All skill levels welcome.  Only prerequisite is that the child take a minimum of 4 group classes with Jey prior to registering.  Sessions are on the 3rd Sunday of every month.  4-6 years old are from 2:30pm-3:30pm and 7-12 years old are from 12:45pm-2:15pm.

Clinic cost:

  • Single clinic – $20.00
  • Series of (6 clinics)– $110.00
  • Lesson Package Special – 3 clinics & 1 private lesson for  $90.00
  • “Sunday Play Day with Jey” (ages 4-6)  $25.00
  • “Sunday Play Day with Jey” (ages 7-12)  $30.00

  Range balls not included.

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*All clinic times will alternate every week from full-swing class and short game/putting class.

​Junior Private Lesson

Private Golf Lessons For Kids San Diego

This is the best way for your child to learn more efficiently and more quickly. Your child will be provided with the instructors undivided attention in a one-on-one setting. The student and teacher will work together on building a sound golf swing in which he/she can carry for the rest of their golfing career. Jey Bacani, PGA Teaching Professional uses the aid of high-tech video equipment to help analyze the students golf swing. Most people are visual learners and with the aid of the video equipment, the student will see themselves swing and be more prone to correct swing flaws more quickly. This option is recommended for juniors who are serious about the game of golf and want to learn in more detail.
Typical types of junior golfers who show serious interest are junior high/middle school students who want to try out for the high school team in the future; high school students who want to improve on their game; or high school students who want to become successful college golfers. high school team in the future; high school students who want to improve on their game; or high school students who want to become successful college golfers. Ultimately, golfers who take their game seriously will participate in some form of tournament format. Private instruction will benefit them in preparing for these events.​​

Private Instruction Rates:

  • 30 Minute Lesson – $45.00
  • Series of (6) 30 minute lessons – $240.00 (Advance payment required for series)
  • Series of (12) 30 minute lessons – $450.00 (Includes a COMPLIMENTARY 9 hole playing lesson)   

Range balls not included

​Junior Lesson Pack​age Special


This special package consists of 3 group classes and 1 private lesson. The group clinic will be in conjunction with the on going classes. The classes cover all the physical aspects of golf; full swing, short game, and putting as well as some rules and etiquette in a group setting. Your child may attend 3 of these classes. Included in this package is 1 private lesson. In the private lesson, your child’s swing can be captured digitally on camera by way of the newest golf video technology on the market. This system will allow me to break down his or her golf swing frame by frame and really pin point the areas that can be improved upon. Not to mention, the kids enjoy seeing their golf swing in slow motion. Lessons, classes or private, may be used in any order you choose.

Cost: $90.00 – Normally a $105.00 value


Jey Bacani Junior Golf thanks Welk Resort Golf Course for their sponsorship
Please visit this wonderful golf course in north Escondido just minutes north of Hwy 78.
It’s the perfect golf course for the whole family to go out and enjoy the day together


8860 Lawrence Welk Drive
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 749-3225 for tee times

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