When young golfers enroll in golf camp, they want to feel as though they're better at the game by the time of their camp graduation. Provided that you teach the right curriculum, your golfers will indeed progress — but it never hurts for you to encourage them to set some specific and measurable goals for themselves. The nature of the goals can differ among golfers, given that each camp attendee may have a different level of skill at the start. What one golfer may already be able to do could be a goal that another hopes to accomplish by the end of junior golf camp. Here are some examples of useful goals that your golf campers can set.
A big accomplishment on the golf course is to be able to one putt a hole. This means that the golfer only needs to make one putt for his or her ball to end up in the cup. One putting isn't just about being skilled with the putter; in order to accomplish this goal, a golfer's approach shot must also be close enough that he or she can sink a putt at a reasonable length. One putting is a critical skill for scoring well, and while your golfers might not be doing it regularly, this can be an effective goal to work toward.
Green In Regulation
When a golfer looks at his or her scorecard or the sign at the tee box, it will indicate not only the par for the hole, but also the number of strokes it should take to get to the green in regulation. For example, on a par-5, hitting the green in regulation often takes three strokes. (This theoretically allows you to make two putts to end the hole with a par.) On a par-3, the player should be on the green in a single stroke, which may be another goal of some of your golfers — to wind up on the green after their tee shot.
Clear The Water
If there are water hazards at the golf course at which you're holding your camp, you'll teach your students how to manage such an obstacle. The conventional approach is to avoid it, especially among beginners, but some players may set a goal of clearing it. Doing so requires a long tee shot or fairway shot, but this is certainly attainable and can be an effective goal to work toward. Clearing the water is a good goal to set because this sort of aggressive play can help the player to score well.