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Introduction to golf

"GET Golf Ready" 2018

Instruction by PGA Professional JT Thompson

Get Golf Ready” is a national initiative of the PGA of America to help grow the game.

The "Get Golf Ready" Program at Lacoma Golf Club with PGA Head Golf Professional JT Thompson is a season long intiative to introduce people to the game. 

What is included in your $125?

  • 5- Hours of Group Instruction
  • Complimentary twice a week scheduled practice sessions on the Lacoma driving range - practice green for the month of June
  • Complimentary Family Membership for Par 3 Course
  • 2 - Complimentary 9-hole rounds on red or gold course
  • Complimentary 4-week League          
  • All activities $500 value, your cost just $125!!!

This is the best valued “Get Golf Ready” event in Tri - State Area possibly in the country!!!!

 Group Instruction Times

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Wednesday's April 11th - May 9th

Time 5:30 - 6:30 PM


Session II

Tuesday's April 24th - May 22nd

Time 6:00 - 7:00 PM

June Dates available after May 1st

You may form your own "Get Golf Ready" groups (please have a minimum of 4 golfers)

Please Call JT @ 815-747-3874 to sign up for the fun!!

Meet the Pro

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Head Golf Professional
Jon has over eight years of experience in the golf industry, including more than four years as an instructor.  He is a Golf Academy of America graduate and has worked at Lake Barrington Shores Golf Club in Chicago and Club West in Phoenix.

Youth Instruction Overview

Family-friendly Membership Options

  • Par 3 Family Pass - $60
  • Junior Season Pass (weekday only)- $150
  • Family Pass Weekday - $750
  • Family Pass Full Week - $1015

 Adult-Junior Weekly Playday

  • This is a weekly league format playday for two player teams - one adult and one junior golfer (6-14)
  • Timing:  Tuesdays from June 14 through August 9 (except July 5 & August 2) with teetimes from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
  • Format: Two player alternating shot - 4 holes for juniors 6-8 and 9 holes for juniors 9-14.
  • Weekly cost: $20 (juniors 6-8)/$25 (juniors 9-14) per team.  This includes green and cart fees plus prizes
  • Venue:  Lacoma golf Red course configured with US Kids Golf play-it-forward tees.

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Custom fit your junior with US Kids Golf equipment.

  • Perfect Swings begin with a Perfect Fit
  • build a set with individual clubs or purchase a 5, 7 or 10 piece set (includes bag & headcovers)
  • US Kids Golf Family Course & 3 level learning program
  • The US Kids Golf approach guides participants through each level, combining kid friendly instruction and on course play, giving the young golfer in your life a roadmap for success in learning and loving to play golf.

Golf Instruction

Lacoma Golf is your place for quality golf instruction, led by PGA Professional JT Thompson. Lacoma offers options for players of all abilities. While private instruction is always available, our Get Golf Ready program for new or beginning golfers & Tuesday Junior golf are the highlight of the instruction offerings (see below for a preview of our offerings).


Get Golf Ready 

"Get Golf Ready” is a national initiative of the PGA of America to help grow the game. This is a  program to give the beginner or new golfers to the game a compreshensive game plan on how to  get started with the game. The program will include a tour of the facility, how to make tee times,  different formats of play, along with general instruction for beginning golfers. The idea for this program is to have fun and learn how to enjoy the game!

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  Junior Golf 

The objective of the Junior Golf Program is to introduce new players to the great game of golf and to further the development of young men and women. Juniors will be taught general etiquette, fun aspects of the game, & friendly competition!

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 PGA Junior League

PGA Jr. League is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls, ages 8 - 13, to learn competition and enjoy the game of golf from PGA.  Like many other recreational youth sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends. Must have some golf experience.

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 Private Golf Lesson

 Lacoma Golf is proud to offer golf instruction for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the fundamentals of the game or an experienced player who would like to shave a few strokes off your handicap, let our PGA Professional JT Thompson, get your game on the right track!

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PGA Teaching Professional – JT Thompson

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JT Thompson, a PGA Golf Professional with 15 years of experience, has joined the Lacoma Golf Team. JT has had leadership roles at several golf courses in the Midwest, including Pine Valley Golf in Wausau, Wisconsin; Deer Park Country Club in LaSalle, Illinois; and Stevens Point Country Club in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Additionally, he has been the Director of Golf at Cardinal Stritch University, leading their nationally ranked Men's and Women's golf teams. JT combines a passion for player development with expertise as both an instructor and club fitter.

Lessons can be arranged by calling JT at (815) 747-3874, jthompson@lacomagolf.com