SKGA Clinic


Currently, Sonny Kim Golf Academy offers 4 levels of clinics for serious junior golf players. Based on the age and level of the player, Coach Sonny will carefully choose a program best suited for the player. Our goals are to build the skill sets of our players and to ensure the quickest progress and development. The advancement of levels will be based on golf play scores and the understanding of golf techniques. SKGA Clinic Application Form is attached below for downloading.

SKGA Clinic Application

Core Program (course handicap of 30 and above)

Core Program is designed for players who have no golf experience at all. This program will focus on introducing the game of golf, basic golf rules, and the use of different golf clubs. The correct golf grip, posture, alignment, and stance will be covered in this program as well. Classes will include introduction to the following:

  • Basic golf clubs and uses
  • Proper golf grip and stance
  • Putting: many drills to make better short and lag putting
  • Chipping (Basic)
  • Pitching (Basic)
  • Half swing with an iron
  • Basic rules of golf

Core Advanced Program (course handicap of 19 and 30)

Core Advanced Program is for players who have some golf experience, are serious about golf, but have had little or no course experience. This program will focus on getting the students to start playing on golf courses. In order for this to happen, players need to learn the basic fundamentals of golf. Throughout this program, grip, posture and alignment, as well as ball striking, swing mechanics and short games will be covered. Classes will include introduction to the following:

  • Basic golf clubs and uses, proper grip, and stance
  • Putting: many drills to make better short and lag putting
  • Chipping (Basic)
  • Pitching (Basic)
  • Bunker play
  • Half and full swing with an iron
  • Basic rules of golf

Performance Program (course handicap 10 to 18)

Performance Program will enforce what has been taught in lower level programs. It is specially designed to improve full-swing technique and to hone players’ short games. In addition to what has been covered in lower level programs, classes will include introduction to the following:

  • Full swing with a wood and/or driver
  • Perfecting ball impacts
  • Controlling ball flights and trajectory
  • More putting drills
  • Additional rules of golf

Elite Program (course handicap of 0 to 9)

Elite Program is specially designed to prepare junior players to compete in tournaments ranging from local to national golf associations. It will help junior players to improve scores, and therefore, to prepare them to play high school golf and beyond. It will enforce what has been taught in all aspects of golf playing techniques and will provide additional drills for shot selection, tournament preparation, practice routine, etc. In addition to what has been covered in other programs, classes will include introduction to the following:

  • Course management on different types of courses
  • Practice routine and tournament preparation
  • Shot selection and understand the techniques
  • More drills for wedges & irons
  • Additional accuracy training for irons
  • Improving distance for driver and woods
  • Mastering 9 golf shots.
  • Additional fitness training provided with additional cost