Year 2016
Summer program
Begins June 22nd register by June 20th  
Maine Junior Golf Club Application  

There will be an awards banquet, golf and a Junior skills challenge on
August 1
2th at 5:30 pm for all.

The Maine Junior Golf Club Tour continues to grow every year and
provides friendly competition for kids ages 10-18

Weekly Junior Lessons

Snag Ages 5-7
Tuesdays 8:30-10
July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd and 9th
PLAYer Ages 8-18
Tuesdays 8-10
July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, August 2nd and 9th
Par/Birdie Ages 8-18
Wednesdays 8-10
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, August 3rd and 10th
Eagle Ages 8-18
Wednesdays 10:30-12:30
July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, August 3rd and 10th

Michael Clendenning saw a need for junior golfers and started The Maine Junior Golf
Club in 2007.
  The organizations goal is to teach the game of golf to juniors
(boys and girls) from ages 5 to 18.

In 2009 we expanded and with the help from local player and golf instructor
Gary Tourtillotte, we were able to offer more juniors the ability to learn the

In 2010 Mike was approached by a couple of businesses that wanted to
support the youth program.   With the help of the local businesses and
individuals we have been able to train, develop and buy equipment to
improve the program.  We believe, through the lessons and the golf
tournaments, that we can teach some valuable life lessons as well.  Golf is a
great game in which you can learn individual skills as well as team skills.  
They learn such things as how to survive adversity, discipline, how to set
goals, and best of all respect and care for those around you.  We believe that
the sooner you learn these skills the better you will be.

In 2011 with the help from the Vanadestine family and friends we established
the Herb Vanadestine Scholarship program to award graduates of high
school help with their college education.  We have the Herb Vanadestine
2-person best ball event the first Saturday in August to raise money for the
$500 scholarships in Herb Vanadestines name for their future education.

In 2012 Gary came up with a great idea on introducing kids to the game of
golf through using a program called S.N.A.G..  This has turned into a great
learning tool as well as a great way for anyone to come out and try the
game.  We are introducing a 9 hole snag golf course to our practice facility
for weekends so every can try it.  

In 2013 Michael became a First Tee Coach and brought The First Tee
program and all of its opportunities to better our youth with their life skills
and nine healthy habits.  We are excited for the youth and what the kids can
achieve with this program in the future.

Barnes Brook Golf Course is such a great place to learn and to play
this game. We really enjoy having the juniors play.
Junior memberships are only $125 for all year long -- how can you go wrong

Thank you for the all the Juniors that played this summer.  And Many
thanks to the instructors
Michael Clendenning TFT, PGA, WGTF, USGTF
Gary Tourtillotte
USGTF, and our volunteers.  We had a great time.

We would like to thank the many
sponsors that make this junior program
possible in 2015.  Please say thank you
to them next time you see them.

Hole in One Sponsor
Penobscot Valley

Pat's Pizza Lincoln Maine
Dr Durwin Libby DDS
Victor & Cheryl Jipson

Enfield Citgo
Gaetani Eye Care Associaties
Thorton Brothers
Select Designs & Embroidery
Ramsay's Welding Shop
Acres Away Realty
Bob & Tom's Gun Shop
Garfield Family

Bangor Savings Bank
Wing Wah's
Cole-Whitney Ford
Ireland's Rubbish
H Joseph Thibodeau DMD
Gateway Title of Maine
King Brothers Trucking
Butch & Angela Arthers

Friends of the Program
Dennis Leonard

Herb Vanadestine
Scholarship Program

Select Embroidery          
Thomas Distributors
Thompson's Forestry Products
Carl's Auto Parts
Mid Maine Graphics
Gordon Brook Financial
S.O.B oil
Gardner Companies
95er Market
I-95 Towing

Individuals and Families friends
Theriault Family
Bob & Penny Neal
Herb Vanadestine Family &
Marshall Foster Winning a $500
Herb Vanadestine Scholarship
Andy and Mike Vanadestine
presenting 2011
Brody Libby Winning a $500
2011 Herb  Vanadestine Scholarship
Andy , Mike, and
Dollie Vanadestine presenting
Barnes Brook Golf Course is home of The First
Tee of Maine in
Northern Penobscot and
Piscataquis counties.
Junior Tournament Schedule
Logan winning 13-15 yrs old
Bailey winning 10-12 yrs old
Wyatt winning 15-18 yrs old
Rachel Vanadestine & Wyatt Foster
Herb Vanadestine Scholarship
Dolly Vanadestine presenting 2012
Nick winning 15-18 yrs old
Ashley winning 10-12 yrs old
Tori winning 15-18 yrs old
Rachel winning 15-18 yrs old