Youth Programs


Youth Golf

At The Legacy at Hastings, we believe guiding and coaching the next generation of youth golfers is crucial as it not only cultivates new talent and ensures the future of the sport, but also instills important life skills such as discipline, integrity, and sportsmanship in young individuals. By investing in their development, we are not just nurturing future golf champions, but also contributing to the growth of well-rounded, confident, and responsible members of society.

While we have offered youth golf opportunities for more than 15 years, we officially partnered with the Barry County Junior Golf Association in 2020. The Barry County Junior Golf Association offers young golfers a unique blend of learning, playing, and growing in the game of golf. The foundation provides specialized youth programs that focus on skill development, ensuring that each young golfer can advance at their own pace while fostering a lifelong love for the sport. Youth get the unique opportunity to be coached by a Michigan Golf Hall of Famer, Lynn Janson and PGA Professional Jock Hopkins! Both experienced instructors are passionate about introducing the fundamentals of golf to beginners and refining the techniques of more advanced young players. Above all, The Legacy at Hastings provides a youth-oriented environment emphasizing fun and enjoyment, creating memorable experiences that instill a deep appreciation for golf that lasts a lifetime.

PGA Jr. League

PGA Junior League

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social, game-changing opportunity for boys and girls ages 17 and under to learn and play the game of golf. Since 2012, The Legacy at Hastings has been hosting the local Barry County PGA Jr. League program on the course. The Barry County PGA Jr. League brings both beginner and advanced youth and their families around a team format with expert coaching from Michigan Golf Hall of Famer, Lynn Janson and PGA Professional Jock Hopkins. Youth are instructed in groups throughout the week on swing techniques, short-game drills, and the basics of competitive golf. Then on the weekends, they break into their teams and play in competition on the course. The winning team gets the exciting opportunity to play in one of 12 Regionals held across the country! Since 2012, the program has flourished, it has grown from 12 players to over 50!

THANK YOU to the four amazing corporate sponsors who help this program flourish each year and sponsor their own youth team: Tripp, Tagg & Storrs Attorneys at Law, Cedar Creek Machinists Training, Kloosterman's Sports Tap & Grille, and Hastings Fiberglass!

In addition, we want to say THANK YOU to a multitude of local patrons, course members, and community supporters who also generously donate to this program to provide the youth with fun events, games, and more!



YMCA Summer Youth Golf Program

Our course is also proud to host the YMCA of Barry County's Summer youth golf program. This program instructs youth 6-14 year olds through beginning techniques of learning golf, understanding the greens, and then expanding their knowledge to full swing abilities and golf etiquette.

This program typically runs during the month of June and is held during the days of Monday & Wednesday weekly. Youth can bring their own clubs or visit our Pro Shop to sign-out rental sets.

2024 Pro Golf Instructor, Matt Townsley:

  • GVSU Player
  • Lynn Janson hired Matt as an Assistant Golf Professional at Egypt Valley Country Club
  • Played Professional Golf on the Hooters Tour
  • Assistant Golf Professional and then Head Golf Professional at Lake Doster Golf Club

Must Register by: June 5th, 2024

Ages 6-8

  • Monday and Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 PM
  • 6/10, 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24, 6/26
  • Location: The Legacy at Hastings
  • Fee: $40

Ages 9-11

  • Monday and Wednesday, 12:15-2:30 PM
    • 6/10, 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24, 6/26
  • Location: The Legacy at Hastings
  • Fee: $60

Ages 12-14

  • Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:30 PM
    • 6/10, 6/12, 6/17, 6/19, 6/24, 6/26
  • Location: The Legacy at Hastings
  • Fee: $65

Sign-up online at the YMCA Sports website.



2024 PGA Jr. League

Thank you everyone who signed up for our 2024 season! This is going to be an amazing year as we are officially FULL with 52 youth representing 4 official teams: Tripp, Tagg & Storrs Attorneys at Law, Cedar Creek Machinists Training (CCMT), Kloosterman's Sports Tap & Grille, and The Legacy Hot Sticks (representing Hastings Fiberglass).

The 2024 year will continue with practices every other week right after our Season Gathering and Opening event on June 1, 2024! Each practice will end with popcorn and snow cones for the kids! Format for matches will continue to be single shotgun as scheduled on Sundays. Parents will pay $20 for carts to ride along and support their youth player(s). *Carts are only available on a first come, first serve basis and the course may be out of carts on certain days if other events are taking place. 

2024 Junior Coaches

We are excited to have former alumni and youth players coming back to help Lynn Janson and Jock Hopkins coach and mentor the PGA Jr. League. Jr. coaches for the 2024 season are:
• Grady Matteson
• Ailana Leos
• Kiera Kemppainen
• Lilly Edger
• Charlie Mattice
• Penn Phillips

General Resources

How to Play PGA Jr. League
Full FAQ's & Resources
Spectator Guidelines
Player Conduct Expectations
Media Consent Form

Barry County Jr. Golf Newsletters

2023 Winter Newsletter
2022 Winter Newsletter


2024 Barry County Jr. Golf Board Members

We want to especially say thank you to our esteemed board members for generously donating their time and talents to nurture the future of youth golf. Your commitment and dedication are invaluable in shaping the next generation of golfers!

Board of Directors

• Nathan Tagg
• Lynn Janson
• Jacob Welch
• Julia Leos
• Danielle Storrs
• Steven Storrs
• Jess Webb
• Emily Edger

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