Florida Junior Golf Academy: Full Time

It’s important for a developing player to learn how to manage a course and work under the pressures of competitive play. The Tim Sheredy Golf Institute has developed a nine month program designed to do just that. We create a competitive environment for golfers interested in taking their competitive game to the next level.

  • 5 days a week program which runs 1:30 to 5:30. More hours of training than any other junior academy.
  • Covers every aspect of the game of golf- Full-Swing, Short Game, Course Management, Mental Golf Skills, Golf Fitness/Nutrition, College Placement, Time Management Skills, How to Become You’re Own Coach, SHARP & SMART GOLF.
  • Mental Skills training by PGA and LPGA Tour mental coach Bill Nelson.
  • Golf Fitness training by fitness expert James Whatmore.
  • College placement by Brendan Ryan.
  • 100% of TSGI senior high school students have received college golf scholarships.
  • TSGI has the latest in hi tech golf training aids- V-1 golf software, Flightscope launch monitor, Sam Putt Lab, Boditrak pressure mat.

  • All TSGI full time students receive a membership at the River Club Golf Course.
  • Assistance in participating in the right golf tournaments.
  • All instruction is provided by Director of Instruction Tim Sheredy
  • Specific weekly schedules are given to all students.
  • TSGI students spend a lot of time on the golf course practicing and playing.
  • TSGI students use Saint Stephens Episcopal School or the Inspiration Academy for its academic schooling.
  • TSGI has proven results in training junior golfers and making them better. Every TSGI full time student improves not only in golf but in life skills as well.
  • TSGI treats all its students like family.

Florida Junior Golf Academy Full Time

Florida Junior Golf Academy Full TimeOne of the main goals at TSGI is for students to peak at the “Right“ time (tournament time). Utilizing a training program known as “periodization” TSGI students are able to achieve maximum results in a much more efficient pattern.

Periodization training is used by all elite athletes so that their training-practice plans coincide with the player’s performance goals.
 TSGI’s signature customized training program separates training into phased segments, ultimately helping golfers build themselves toward achieving optimal performance at specific times of the year.

The TSGI periodization training program encompasses the following phases:

Awareness & Understanding Phase

This is the first phase of periodization training. The Awareness & Understanding Phase deals with correcting the technical aspects of the golfers whole game and building a game plan for future practice.
This stage includes video analysis of the golfer’s full-swing and short game motions. Corrective measures will be taken to help the player improve in those areas that are keeping them from controlling their golf ball more efficiently. Drills, mirror work and player specific exercises are used in this phase.
During this phase the whole goal is to make the golfer aware of the cause and effect issues of their game. Golfers cannot improve if they don’t know what they are doing in their game and if they don’t know what to practice. TSGI golfers are shown exactly what they need to work on and why and they are given a customized game plan to work on in this phase.

Trust & Competitive Nature Phase

The Trust & Competitive Nature Phase is where the golfer has to start to totally believe in what they have been working on and to start to take it to the golf course and play for score. All the hard work done in the Awareness & Understanding Phase must now be trusted and put into practice.
There will still be a small amount of time working on technique but the golfer will start to focus less on technique and more on shot making aspects and playing for score.
Shaping shots, using pre-shot routines, playing matches, hitting from different lies and slopes and starting to practice like you would play in a tournament is incorporated in this phase.

Trust & Tournament Competition Phase

This phase of periodization deals with totally preparing the golfer to play in an upcoming tournament. All of the work in the previous two phases is now completely put into practice by playing golf for score and hitting shots in practice that the golfers will face on the tournament course.
Time spent on the driving range will be used for warming up and fine tuning ball flight. Most of the student’s time will be spent on the golf course playing matches and competitions. Coaches will be on the golf course teaching course management strategies and mental skills as well. The golfer is now peaking and trusting completely in their game in this phase.

Rest & Recovery Phase

This phase of periodization is where the golfer rests their body and mind after a tournament and allows themselves the opportunity to replenish and relax themselves before the next periodization training cycle starts again.

Tournament Evaluation & Assessment Phase

During this phase golfers sit down with their coach and do a complete tournament evaluation process. The process of tournament evaluation involves: going over tournament goals and evaluations sheets, filling out a tournament de-briefing sheet, looking over tournament statistics, analyzing what was positive about the tournament and what needs improvement. The coach and student then create a game plan from the tournament evaluation for the upcoming periodization cycle.

Semester #1

Full-Swing

  • Preparation Fundamentals – grip, posture, aim, alignment, ball position, pelvis tilts, spine angles, balance, weight distribution.
  • Body Coil – maintaining of spine angles, maintaining of pelvic tilts, head movement, proper backswing coil, proper body transition, and proper downswing motion.
  • Arm Club movement – proper arm movement, swing plane of golf club, clubface positioning, wrist hinge, length of arm swing on backswing, width of arm swing, arm path and plane on downswing, impact conditions of golf club.
  • Development of swing blueprint and goals.

Short Game

  • Putting – set up fundamentals (grip, ball position, aim, alignment, body posture, flat face, arms under shoulders, square putter face and square body parts), stroke mechanics, path of putter, green reading.
  • Chipping – set up fundamentals (ball position, proper posture, weight distribution and stance width), club selection and bump and runs.
  • Pitching – set up fundamentals (ball position, proper body angles, width of stance, weight distribution), basic pitching motion for normal trajectory shots.
  • Bunker – set up fundamentals (width of stance, ball position, shaft lean, weight distribution, and body angles), proper stroke mechanics, and basic bunker technique.
  • Development of short game blueprint and goals.

Course Management

  • Preparation for a golf shot- survey, plan/visualize, rehearsal swing, execution phase.
  • Red-yellow-green light situations.
  • A-B-C Game.
  • Keeping golf course statistics.
  • Weather conditions and how they affect play.
  • Quality practice.

Mental Skills

  • Goal setting (monthly, semester and year).
  • S.H.A.R.P. Golf
  • Understanding ones strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  • Self talk and self belief.
  • How to become your own golf coach.

Physical Fitness & Nutrition

  • Proper foods and proper hydration – what to eat and not eat.
  • Basic cardio and stretching techniques.
  • Weight training for – arms, back, chest and shoulders.
  • Physical screenings.

At the beginning of the Semester each student will be skill tested in the 5 main golfing components. Also, every student will be re-tested before Christmas break.

Semester #2

Full-Swing

  • Specialty shot making- draws, fades, high, and lows.
  • Trust and competitive shot making challenges.
  • Slopes (uphill, downhill, below and above feet).
  • Poor lies- heavy rough, hardpan, behind trees.
  • ¾ swings and chest high swings.
  • Power drills.

Short Game

  • Putting – lag putting, pre-putt routines, left to right and right to left breaking putts, aiming drills, putting challenges and difficult drills, extensive green reading skills.
  • Chipping –  Difficult lies and slopes, the use of all clubs, chipping strategy, hybrid and fairway wood chips, hook chips and cut chips.
  • Pitching – varying trajectories, different hand placement on grip(bottom-middle –top of grip), cut pitches, spinning pitches, running pitches, varying of lies and slopes, learning how different length of swings sends ball specific distances.
  • Bunker – the use of different clubs, chunk and run shots, spinning-stop fast shots, poor lies, slopes, super high/stop fast shot, fairway bunker shots, how to alter the shafts handle to change loft.

Course Management

  • How to properly do a practice round.
  • Measuring risk versus rewards.
  • Pre-tournament warm up.
  • How to properly manage par 3’s, 4’s and 5’s.
  • Poor weather conditions.
  • How to develop a practice schedule.

Mental Skills

  • Trust your swing, your decisions and yourself.
  • Playing one shot at a time.
  • Have fun.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Patience and perseverance.

Physical Fitness & Nutrition

  • Development of own personal nutrition tournament foods and liquids.
  • Intensive core training.
  • 1 to 5 mile runs.
  • Development of personalized training schedule.
  • Plyometric training.

Students will be skill tested at the end of May.