Junior Golf Programs

Junior Golf Programs

The Shriver Golf Academy puts a big emphasis on its Junior Golf Program through many different types of instructional programs, camps, play with the pros after school programs, and much more. Instructors Pat and Bill Shriver, PGA and Chris Ardolina, PGA are award-winning golf instructors known for their work with adults and juniors of all skill levels. Chris Ardolina, who was recently named one of the “Best Young Teachers in America” by Golf Digest, will begin a new series of Junior Golf Programs for the 2023 spring and summer months. 

Tournament Prep 

Tournament Prep is an 8-week program designed for intermediate and advanced junior golfers who are competing or interested in competing in tournaments. It is open to kids ages 7-13. The classes will cover all areas of the game including on course strategy. The class will meet once a week for 1.5 hours. Each class will be comprised of 45 minutes of practice/ instruction and 45 minutes of playing on the course. The participants will learn about all aspects of the game including; technique, skill acquisition, and course strategy.

8 Weeks : 3/23/23-5/25/23

Cost: $320 per person

Click HERE to register.

Cove Cay PGA Junior League Team

The Cove Cay junior league team is open to the public so anyone can join. We invite both boys and girls of novice, intermediate and advanced abilities to participate. We will only have a 13U (age 13 and under) team this season. The season begins in May and matches will get under way in June. 

Click HERE for more information and to register your son or daughter.

Summer Camps

The instructors at the Shriver Academy know how to make summers fun! We offer camps yearly in June, July, and August. And the session dates for 2023 will be finalized soon, so stay tuned!

The Shriver Academy Instructors

Pat & Bill, the co-owners of Cove Cay, have been teaching and coaching children for many years, and are proud of their golfers and what they have accomplished. Our program has produced current college golfers, and Pat has coached a current LPGA tour player when she was a junior golfer.
CLICK HERE to see Pat and a student interviewed on the Junior Golf Network.

Chris Ardolina teaches private lessons for Junior golfers, teaches the Saturday Group Clinic for Junior golfers, is the coach of our Cove Cay PGA Junior League Team and leads our Golf Summer Camp sessions at Cove Cay.  And Chris Ardolina is one of the top kids coaches in the United States! He was recently named one of Golf Digest’s “Best Young Teachers in America” and 2020 US Kids Top 50 Coach. He is the only kids coach in Pinellas County to be recognized as a US Kids Certified Coach and US Kids Top 50 Coach. 

Junior golfers from the Shriver Academy at Cove Cay have done big things! We have current and former students currently playing in many of the junior tours around the country. We also have students playing on local high school golf teams, and we have students that just enjoy golf, and come to our lessons to improve their golf games and enjoy the game with their families and friends. Whatever your child’s goals are, we can accommodate them.

Bill & Pat Shriver
PGA Pros & Co-Owners of Cove Cay

Chris Ardolina 
PGA Professional