Homeschool Golf Program Finds A New Home In Royal Palm Beach

Coach Glen Beaver works with a student.

Homeschool students were reunited with coach Glen Beaver in June when he resumed sessions that were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

The group golf sessions are now offered at the Golf Practice Center at Commons Park in Royal Palm Beach, as well as at Dyer Park in Riviera Beach.

“I am honored that the families are willing to travel to the new locations,” Beaver said. “I have learned that home educators put a lot of thought into how they allocate their time, and the fact that they choose my program means a lot.”

Beaver launched the program in fall 2018 at the Park Ridge Golf Course with 11 students, and by March 2020, it had grown to include three different sessions, including one at the Okeeheelee Golf Course, serving almost 70 students.

He had hoped to continue at the Palm Beach County courses, but when new management took over those courses, his programs were not retained.

“I was quite shocked, to be honest, but it was their decision to make,” Beaver said. “Our goals just didn’t line up.”

His goal has always been to give people, no matter their age or ability, the opportunity to learn golf at an affordable price point.

“I started teaching because I want others to enjoy the game,” he said. “It’s about seeing my students progress and have fun.”

Fortunately, J.P. Begley of Begley Golf found value in meeting the needs of homeschool students, and he welcomed Beaver into Commons Park.

A six-week makeup session was offered beginning in June for families willing to resume, and another four-week session is scheduled for Tuesdays in August. The 2020-21 schedule, which features four seven-week sessions, will be available soon. To learn more, visit www.homeschoolgolfpalmbeach.com.

This program is also a First Tee Program affiliated with the First Tee of the Palm Beaches.

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