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 2024 spring and summer months. 


These junior clinics are designed for newer and intermediate level junior golfers ages 7-13. They will take place on every other Saturday for 16 weeks starting February 3 and ending May 11.

Time: 5-6pm

Cost: $200 for all 8 classes

$30 per class

Dates: 2/3, 2/17, 3/2, 3/16, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/11

Click HERE to register.



The tournament prep program is open to juniors who currently play or have a desire to play tournament golf. (Intermediate and advanced players) The goal for the program is to refine players’ skills and prepare them for upcoming tournaments. Each class will take players through various skill building exercises, competitions, and on course practices.

Wednesdays from 6-7:30

Cost: $399

9 Weeks of class:

March- 20, 27

April- 3,10,17, 24

May- 1, 8, 15

ages 7-12 and ages 13-17 welcome

Click HERE to register.


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. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Click HERE more details and to register. There is a limited number of spaces available, so please register ASAP.

Practices and matches will start mid to late may.

Practices will be held on Thursday evenings

Matches will be held on Saturday afternoon/evenings

The 2023 Cove Cay All Stars, PGA Junior League Team, finished tied for first place in their league this summer with a record of 6-1. Chris is incredibly proud of everyone!


The instructors at the Shriver Academy know how to make summers fun! We offer camps yearly in June and July and all sessions are held from 9am to 12pm. We have an indoor plan for extreme heat or rainy days so parents don’t have to worry about rescheduling due to weather. We’ll make sure all campers stay hydrated as Snacks and Drinks will be provided throughout the day. For sun safety, please make sure your son or daughter is wearing sunscreen.

We do have a Dress Code– boys and girls need to wear a Collard Shirt, Golf Shorts/Skirt, Sneakers and Hat. 

Sessions are June 6/3/-6/7, 6/10-6/14, 7/15-7/19 and 7/22-7/26. Click HERE to register your son or daughter. 



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