Junior Golf Programs

PGA Junior League at Wildwood Green

2024 PGA Junior League At Wildwood Green Golf Club.

The registration for PGA Junior League at Wildwood Green is NOW OPEN!

Wildwood Green is going to do a multi facility league with other Raleigh area golf clubs.  

Registration is OPEN at pgajrleague.com and search for the Wildwood Green Golf Club team.  This will be mainly a competition program for ages 8-13 (only ages 10-13 are eligible for postseason events per National rules) and possibly 14-17 if enough interest.  There will be a few practices to acquaint the players with the format for the competition.  This program runs from late April – June.  More information will be on the registration information page at pgajrleague.com in February by the 5th.  ALL JUNIORS MUST be able to be independent on the course and be able to carry/push/pull their clubs during play!

The Golf Academy at Wildwood Green  

Operation 36 – 2024 General Information 

2024 Information

Liability Waiver –

Upon registration, the participant or parent acknowledges the plans and purposes of The Golf Academy at Wildwood Green (TGA@WG) and accepts responsibility by giving permission for themselves or their junior golfers to participate in all phases of TGA@WG activities.  The participant/parent/guardian at registration agrees to waive and release any rights and claims for injury or damage against and hold harmless TGA@WG and each of their respective professionals, volunteers, workers, members and agents from and against any and all injuries or damages which may result from or arise from the participation of the registrant in TGA@WG events and activities.  This includes TGF, Inc DBA Wildwood Green Golf Club, the owners, employees, workers, volunteers, members and agents.  The Owners include Roger Watson, Sandy Watson, Chip Watson and Molly Maack.

Disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this participation shall be resolved by arbitration held in a mutually agreeable location in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association.  A judgement rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and non-appealable and may be entered in any court of law having jurisdiction thereof.

The parent/guardian of a minor participant gives permission for emergency medical treatment to be given if necessary, as a result of participation in TGA@WG activities.  It is understood that every effort will be made to contact the parent/guardian before taking this action.

Policies on discipline and classes or events missed by the choice of the family.

Juniors will be expected to…

  1. Listen to the Coach’s directions
  2. Be respectful…bullying will not be tolerated.
  3. Be safe
  4. Make their best attempt at skills being taught
  5. Refrain from any foul language or inappropriate or dangerous actions

Disruption of the class will not be tolerated.                       

  • First offense – Verbal reprimand, time out of class and expectations of behavior explained.  Parents to be consulted after class.
  • Second offense – Student verbally reprimanded and placed in time out of class for 10 minutes with expectations of behavior explained.  A second consultation with parents after class.
  • Third offense – Student will be placed in time out for the duration of the class with expectations of behavior explained for removal and parents informed after class that the student is dismissed from the remaining classes of the semester.

NO Refunds for class tuition and fees.  Reinstatement considered after parent, student, coach consultation for a future semester.

Classes or events missed voluntarily by the family are NOT guaranteed a makeup as classes are full and safety, student/coach ratios and space considerations must be maintained.  Not attending a class does not entitle you to a refund or credit.  We will do what is possible if we know another student is missing a class and there is room to insert a makeup.  If due to weather or circumstance that we cancel a class, we will reschedule the class or event at a similar day and time.  Refunds or credits granted only when we cannot reschedule a class or event we cancelled.  A long term injury or sickness will be grounds for consideration for credits.

Returning families from 2022, 2023 and 2024 will be able to begin registering for the Fall Semester on Monday July 22, 2024  at 6am by emailing Jimmy Hamilton at  hamgolf4u@gmail.com.

New families will be able to register for the Fall Semester beginning Friday August 9 at 6am using the Operation 36 platform.  New families are invited to use the link below to create a family administrative page and student page on the Operation 36 platform to prepare for registration on the platform on the date announced

Our future semesters are dedicated to the memory of both John Budwine and Ronnie Reitz, both loved junior golfers and were innovators in junior golf education.


2024 semester dates……

Spring Semester 8 weeks March 11 – May 12.  Off the week of March 25 – 31. Registration for returning families begins at 6am Monday January 29 by email ONLY at hamgolf4u@gmail.com. The Operation 36 platform will NOT be live for registration until February 16 at 6am.                New families begin Friday February 16 at 6am using the Operation 36 platform only. After February 16 at 6am everyone may use the Operation 36 platform to register

Summer Semester 8 weeks June 17 – August 18. Off the week of July 1-7.  Registration for returning families begins Friday April 26 at 6am by email only with Jimmy Hamilton at hamgolf4u@gmail.com.   New families begin May 17 at 6am using the Operation 36 platform ONLY. The class offerings will be posted by April 15th.  Everyone may use the Operation 36 platform after May 17 at 6am.

Fall Semester 8 weeks September 9 to November 3.  Registration for returning families begins Monday July 22 at 6am with Jimmy Hamilton by email ONLY at hamgolf4u@gmail.com.   New families begin Friday August 9 at 6am using the Operation 36 platform ONLY. Everyone may register using the Operation 36 platform after August 9 at 6am.              The class offerings will be posted by July 15th.

How to register:                        For New families ONLY

Use this link to register by creating a family page and a student page.

  • Upon entering the Operation 36 dashboard, go to the left margin, select classes for the current semester menu of classes.
  • We are notified of each registrant and will verify registration with you.
  • There is a minimum of 4 students to hold a class and a maximum of 6 students per instructor.
  • For 2024 Classes will be formed by age primarily and skill level as possible. 
  • If you register for a class that does not reach the minimum, we will notify you and try to get you into another class.
  • Maintaining student/instructor ratios are critical as are space limitations.
  • If a class or an on course challenge event must be postponed due to weather concerns such as heavy precipitation or lightning, we will offer a makeup time for that event.
  • If a class or event is missed by the student, we cannot guarantee a makeup will be available but will make every effort to place a student in a comparable class if the class is not full.
  • REFUNDS or CREDITS available ONLY in the event WEATHER CANCELLATIONS cannot be made up.
  • Not attending a class does not entitle you to a refund or credit.


2024 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Payment policy and withdrawal of registration refund policy.

By enrolling in the program, you are reserving space, time and staffing whether or not your self or junior attends.  Your registration in the program is NOT confirmed until your payment is received.  If payment is not received prior to the withdrawal date (2 weeks prior to classes beginning), your spot will be forfeited to a wait list.  Withdrawal from the class between 8-14 days prior to the withdrawal deadline, a 75% refund of tuition will be made unless a wait list spot refills the class to enable a full refund.  Withdrawal within 7 days of the deadline date will not receive a refund unless a wait list student will fill the class and enable a full refund.  Cases of long term illness or injury will be considered case by case for future credit.  Refund of the Material Fee for the Starter Kit will be in full if the Kit is returned in full.  Full refund of the Semester Administrative Fee is available until the first day of the semester.  

Billing will be done by email using the Stripe platform within 5 days of your registration.  Please notify hamgolf4u@gmail.com if the invoice email is not seen.

The fall semester withdrawal in full deadline is August 26th.

Operation 36 New Families One Time Material Fee:
$60.00 per student.

Future 36’ers Material Fee will be $25.00 per student per semester

Administrative Fee per semester for Operation 36 is $20.00 per student.


The Junior MUST be on a Wildwood Green membership to get the tuition and on course challenge event Member rate.

Class tuition $300.00 8 week classes/ $225.00 6 week classes for Future 36’ers and any other designated 6 week class.

On Course Challenge Events
$12.00 per event.   


Class tuition $330.00 8 week classes/ $245.00 6 week classes for Future 36’ers and any other designated 6 week class.

On Course Challenge Events   
$22.00 per event for Juniors                  $25.00 per event for Adults

The class offerings noted for the Fall Semester may fill with returning families relatively quickly.  If you cannot find a class that fits, please contact Jimmy Hamilton at hamgolf4u@gmail.com to be put on a waiting list and be sure to note the days and times you are looking for.

Adults – Operation 36

Fall Semester Adult Classes (All 8 weeks) Adult classes taught by Jeff Glatfelter

  • Monday 5:30pm – 6:30pm 9/9 – 11/3 
  • Tuesday 11:00am – 12:00 noon 9/10 – 11/3 
  • Thursday 11:00am – 12:00 n00n 9/12 – 11/3
  • Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am 9/14 – 11/3

Ages 3-6 Future 36’ers  Classes taught by Jimmy Hamilton

A class for this age group with little golf experience.  Juniors that are not able to be independent in a group class of Operation 36 should be registered in this class.  A junior that begins in a regular class may be asked to move back to this division if they are not able to be independent in that class.  Ages 3-4 and Ages 5-6 without their own clubs and no previous real equipment experience are encouraged to attend this class.  Age 5 with their own clubs AND previous experience are invited to join only the Tuesday 8 week Operation 36 4:15pm – 5:15pm class with Coach Jimmy as this class will be geared to handle younger registrants.                           

Fall Semester  Class will be held for 6 weeks 

  • Ages 3-4 Monday 4:15pm – 5:15pm
  • Ages 5-6 Monday 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Dates classes held are Sept 9, 23, 30, 10/14, 21, 28 


Ages 6-10 Student must be independent in a class setting. Classes established with like abilities as possible.

Fall Semester ( 8 weeks)

  • Monday 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sept 9 – Nov 3 ( Coach Pam Rogers)
  • Monday All Girls ages 6-15, 4:15pm – 5:15pm  Sept 9 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Tuesday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 10 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Tuesday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Age 5 invited to join this class if they have their own clubs and some previous experience. Sept 10 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sept 10 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Wednesday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 11 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Thursday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 12 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Friday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 13 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Saturday 11:15am – 12:15pm Sept 14 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton 
  • Sunday 10:30am – 11:30am Sept 15 – Nov 3 Coach Pam Rogers
  • Sunday 11:45am – 12:45pm Sept 15 – Nov 3 Coach Pam Rogers

Ages 10 – 13

Fall Semester (8 weeks) 

  • Monday 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 9 – Nov 3 Coach Pam Rogers
  • Monday All Girls ages 6 – 15 4:15pm – 5:15pm Sept 9 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Tuesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sept 10 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Wednesday 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sept 11 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Friday 5:30pm – 6:30pm ADVANCED SKILLS (Levels 4-6 and playing from 150 yards) Sept 13 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am Sept 14 – Nov 3 Coach Jimmy Hamilton
  • Sunday 1:30pm – 2:30pm Sept 15 – Nov 3 Coach Pam Rogers
  • Sunday 2:45pm – 3:45pm Sept 15 – Nov 3 Coach Pam Rogers

Ages 13-17

  •  Thursday 5:30pm – 6:30pm Sept 12 – Nov 3 Coach Jeff Glatfelter
  • Summer semester supervised practice sessions remaining are On Course practice 7/22 Short game practice 7/29 and Full Swing 7/15, 7/30
  • Supervised practice sessions NOT available in the fall semester due to dwindling daylight.           

Operation 36 On Course Challenge Events – Register for each event with Coach Jimmy at hamgolf4u@gmail.com or hamgolf4u@aol.com.  Participants will be billed at the end of the semester for events participated in.

  • All new players begin at 25 yards with objective to shoot 36 or better and then move to 50 yards, then 100 yards, 150 yards, 200 yards and full tee boxes upon shooting 36 or better at each tee.
  • We have Academy records each student can strive for at each level.
  • Students may choose up to 4 dates from the list of 8 available dates
  • You may choose from the following dates with starting times and pairings produced by the coaching staff.
  • Starting times are in the late afternoon on Saturday or Sunday with the last time just over two hours before sunset and the earliest time based on a full field, about three and a half hours before sunset.
  • Goals for the 9 Hole Events include…..
  • Create an environment for golfers to explore techniques, learn and not fear making mistakes.
  • Become golfers with good etiquette and pace of play.
  • Develop the ability to make decisions on their own.
  • Accept that there are challenge points for all players to work through regardless of their skill level.
  • Educate parents on how to be a positive spectator and caddy and encourage their junior’s development.
  • Parents and caddies should leave their expectations at home and enhance the experience for the junior.

Limit verbal and non-verbal reactions to a minimum.  If a question arises say “I don’t know ask your coach”.  The most important words to say are “I love to watch you play”.


  • Be ready to play your shot in 40 seconds or less.
  • Stay in safe places
  • Repair ball marks and sand divots
  • Keep accurate scores…8 is the limit per hole
  • Continuous putt until the ball is holed.
  • Avoid distracting other player but cheer and encourage playing partners.
  • Once the ball is struck from the tee it shall be played as it lies until on the putting green unless a local rule is stated before play.
  • No mulligans or gimmies…ball must be holed unless the 8 max is reached.
  • If the swing is intended to strike the ball but misses, that counts as 1 stroke.
  • Penalty areas will be identified at the start and where drop areas are and treating Out of Bounds as lateral penalty areas and how to proceed with a 1 stroke penalty.
  • Registering to play indicates your acceptance and knowledge of the rules and guidelines.

The Fall Semester Dates are…….September 14, 21, 22, 29, October 5, 13, 26, 27

Remaining Summer semester dates are July 20, 27, 28, August 10, 11.

Dates are subject to change due to changes in Wildwood Green’s event calendar.