The Jim McLean Junior Academy is an elite golf developmental program that teaches proficiency in golf.  The Academy provides students an environment that allows them the opportunity to achieve their personal golf goals.  Students learn life skills such as honesty, integrity, commitment, work ethic, time management, and a strong mind.  Students are educated to follow the rules, to love and respect the game, and to become a champion in sport and life.


Dear Prospective Student,

I want you to know things right up front. There is no better practice facility in America! Second my team has a long history with juniors. You might know that I have been strongly associated with the FCWT for over a decade. I began running large junior golf programs over 30 years ago. We have literally hundreds of juniors receive scholarships to colleges across the country. Many of you might know about the junior elite programs we have run at Doral for over 15 years. Derek Fathauer is one graduate who made it all the way to the PGA Tour. He attended two years in a row. These elite programs consist of one week of intense work.

I have personally worked with 8 juniors that reached #1 ranking in the country, including former #1 Ranked Junior in America, Alexis Thompson. Alexis has now captured her first "Major" earlier this year, the LPGA Championship. The #1 player (from the USA) on the LPGA Tour in 2009 was Cristie Kerr. She grew up at Doral and I have taught her since age 13. She went right out on the LPGA straight from high school. Lucy Li also made headlines this year becoming the youngest player to ever qualify for the U.S. Women's Open. 

At Waterchase we have a phenomenal team of professionals led by Justin Poynter who is the Director of Instruction. Our current golfers at Texas had great success this year. 3 players received PGA Tour Cards through Q-School in 2010 and 1 LPGA player. Now we kick it up a notch at Waterchase to a national level, full-year junior academy. Please read the following pages for more details about this fantastic new opportunity.

Sincerely, Jim McLean


Jim McLean Junior Academy Slideshow

Watch this video to see who our students are, the facility they train at (Jim McLean Golf Center-Texas), and their tournament action-shots.