Thoroughbred Golf Academy


Thoroughbred Golf Academy: Powered by Operation 36

The Thoroughbred Academy is the place to be for junior golf.  Powered by Operation 36, the Thoroughbred Academy will help your junior golfer reach their full potential.  Using the principles outlined in the American Athletic Development Model, the Academy offers age and skill level appropriate programs to ensure athletic development as well as golf skill acquisition.

The Operation 36 model provides aspiring golfers with programs and technology to learn to play golf. The Thoroughbred Academy strives to help each participant become a skilled golfer by following a motivating roadmap to shooting Par (36) or better for 9 holes!

Weekly Academy classes focus on building golf skills and technique, as well as incorporating fitness, balance, speed and agility training.  Twice a month, academy participants have an opportunity  to get out for a 9-hole match to assess progress and identify areas for improvement.

Thoroughbred Academy programs are conducted by former PGA Tour player Jeff Leonard.  Jeff has over 20 years experience coaching junior golf and looks forward to helping your golfer develop and gain an appreciation for this great game.

FUNdamentals – Ages 5-7

Introductory level programming designed to teach the basics in a fun and engaging format.  Appropriate for kids who have never touched a club as well as those who might have been exposed to the game thru miniature golf or a trip to the driving range and want to give it a try.

Learn to PLAY – Ages 7-12

Designed for the beginner to intermediate golfer who wants to explore learning to play the game.  With an emphasis on gaining and improving technique, this level starts to explore how the skills of putting, chipping, pitching, sand play and full swing are used to play the game.

Play to Improve – Ages 10-7

This level is designed for the intermediate to advanced junior golfer who has significant on-course experience and wants to develop the skills needed to compete in junior tournaments, at the high school level, or just feel more confident in their game.  Areas of emphasis include improving/refining techniques, course management, routine, and self-management.

Questions? Contact Director of Golf Instruction, Jeff Leonard, today at or 813.949.4231