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Junior Elite Program

rga Elite Junior program 2023Junior Elite Program

Coach Josh Apple

This proven highly intensive program is for junior golfers ages 12-18 with aspirations of playing collegiate golf and potentially beyond. Due to its selective nature, students will be limited and can apply or be invited. All students will require a strong work ethic, passion for improvement, respect of themselves and others, and a strong desire to compete.

20 Private Lessons (20 Hours)
- Skill development, growth in knowledge
- Can be used over the whole calendar year
- Will be used in 1-3 hour sessions
- Location: Virginia Golf Center or Raspberry Falls

15 Group Classes (30 Hours)
- Competitive practice environment
- Application of skills learned in private lessons
- 2 hours in length / Scheduled around tournaments and players’ schedules, beginning in the spring
- Location: Primarily Virginia Golf Center, various courses on select occasions

6 Tournaments (30 Hours)
- 18-hole competition in varying formats
- Observed by the coach
- Approximately 5 hours in length / Once a month, beginning in the spring
- Location: Raspberry Falls, Bull Run or Old Hickory

Price: $7,500 / Total hours: 80

About Coach Josh Apple
Josh Apple is a Director of Instruction with the Raspberry Golf Academy. He has been coaching with Raspberry since 2016 and has been a student of the academy since it was founded in 2007. Josh was a member of the Path to the Tour team which graduated five players to professional tours and multiple Division I schools. He will be using the latest techniques along with 25 years of experience from RGA Director Patrick McGuire, who tested and created elite programming for RGA resulting in over six million dollars in college scholarships. Josh has been hand picked to lead the effort and bring real proven results to Fairfax County and VGC.

Josh specializes in preparing junior golfers for college. He was a four-year starter at Division I George Mason University, where he also later served as an assistant coach. He played professionally full-time for several years, competing on various tours across the United States. His career low score is 63 (-9). Josh has played with many successful golfers, including Justin Thomas, Harold Varner III, Seamus Power, Mackenzie Hughes, Lanto Griffin, Wesley Bryan, JJ Spaun, Peter Malnati and more. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge and experiences with the next generation.

Competitive golfers will level up their games as we have created the best learning environment using the latest coaching techniques, full game assessment, personality profiling, pillars of performance, mental, nutritional, technical, equipment and fitness options available based on individual needs.

For more information, contact Josh Apple at (614) 804-8449 or via email at japple@raspberrygolfacademy.com.