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Who can participate in Coosa Junior Golf Academy??
The Golf Academy enrolls highly motivated male and female student-athletes who share a common goal – to obtain a premier college-preparatory education and professional golf training within a single, competitive program. Both boarding and day students may participate in the program.

How much does it cost?
2017-18 Golf Academy Fees for Upper School Students (Grades 9-12)
Full year, full-time training $7,950
One semester, full-time training $4,250
2017-18 Golf Academy Fees for Upper School Coosa Country Club Members
Full year, full-time training $4,750
One semester, full-time training $2,500
2017-18 Golf Academy Fees for Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)
Full year, full-time training $3,450
One semester, full-time training $1,900
2017-18 Golf Academy Fees for Middle School Coosa Country Club Members
Full year, full-time training $1,750
One semester, full-time training $1,200

Fees include practice balls, fittings, cart use, assessments, coaching, uniforms, transportation to/from Coosa Country Club, golf bags or travel bag, and related training activities. Tournament entry fees are not included.

How often does the Golf Academy train?
Student-athletes in grades 6-8 train Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 4 p.m., while student-athletes in grades 9-12 train Monday through Friday from 4 to 6:15 p.m. Optional weekend training and practice play may be scheduled with transportation provided.

Where do they train?
Participants train at Coosa Country Club, which is approximately five minutes from the Darlington School campus. The 18-hole course with Bermuda fairways and Bent grass greens winds along the banks of the Coosa River, providing a rewarding game for players of all skill levels.
All swing training takes place at Coosa Country Club’s Golf Academy Learning Center. Short game training takes place at the designated Short Game Practice Facility and/or the Practice Putting Green at Coosa Country Club.
As any Darlington student does, players have complete access to the Huffman Memorial Athletic Center, a 96,000-square-foot facility with a natatorium, indoor track, weight room, swimming pool, and four multi-purpose courts.

What is the Golf Academy’s training philosophy?
Our goal is to provide the highest quality golf instruction and learning atmosphere, while creating a productive environment. Character development, skill improvement and a competitive, attitude-driven training ambience are qualities that our staff professionals adhere to.

What is a typical training session like?
Training includes warm up and cool down stretching, competitive pressure drills, video stroke analysis, mental toughness sessions, and private lessons in addition to group training.

What type of medical support do players receive?
Darlington School has a contract with Floyd Medical Center to provide medical services. Floyd provides full-time athletic trainers, physical therapists, orthopedists and weekly doctor’s visits for our students and players.

What type of college guidance is available?
All Darlington students are supported by the school’s full-time college guidance staff and their resources. The Coosa Junior Golf Academy staff also contact college coaches directly; tracks grades and extracurricular activities; and reviews videos and player profiles so that these items can be shared with the schools in which the player is interested.

How does the Golf Academy help players achieve success?
Coosa Junior Golf Academy’s specialized training program paired with Darlington’s rigorous college-preparatory offerings push each member to reach his or her potential – whether that is to play recreationally, or to strive for the college game or beyond. Participants train nine months per year with highly qualified coaches and have numerous opportunities to compete both locally and regionally.
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