Coach John Reger, Jr., PGA
The Haile Plantation Junior Golf Team is directed by John Reger, Jr. PGA who was the 2013 FHSAA District Coach of the Year. With back to back District High School Golf Titles as Coach of the St. Francis Catholic High School Boys Team, John is extending an opportunity for Juniors ages 8-18 of all abilities to develop their golf and competitive skills.
Practice and Play Schedule
Practice is on Mondays and Thursdays at Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. during the Spring, Winter and Fall. During the Summer, the Monday and Thursday practices are from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Saturday morning session is offered year round from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Once a month, the Haile Plantation Junior Golf Team will compete against other golf and country club teams in the North Florida area.
Team Approach - Play Better Golf, Make New Friends, and Have Fun!
Juniors can learn how to make new friends and compete starting with the fun beginner division up to the competitive advanced division. The emphasis will be on improving their ball striking skills, how to practice effectively, learn shot making and strategy on the golf course, and the rules, etiquette, and history of the game.
In this day and age of busy family life, we understand that not every Junior Golfer may be able to make every practice session. The team practice and competitions are set up three times a week to accommodate busy schedules and to encourage participation.
As a 32-year member of the PGA, John has fulfilled a variety of roles including golf professional, tournament announcer, golf course owner, association officer, tournament player, broadcaster, consultant, golf manufacturer, promoter, golf writer, golf course developer and student of the game.
John has taught thousands of golfers ranging from beginners to touring professionals. During his tenure at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club,Haile Plantation, and the Country Club of Ocala John developed a golf program that grew into hundreds of players with single digit handicaps including young professional golfers that went on to win numerous PGA TOUR, LPGA TOUR, European Tour, Web.com TOUR, Champions TOUR and several of golf's major championships both men's and women's.
John was a scholar athlete at the College of Charleston with the PGA of America. Accomplished high school and college golf coach for St. Francis Catholic High School and Hillsborough Community College. Author of numerous golf instruction articles that have appeared in Golf Magazine, PGA.com, and a variety of other golf industry publications. Appeared on Front Cover of Golf Magazine with a golf tip that was named "Top Ten" of All Time!
Haile Plantation Junior Golf Team, John Reger, Jr., PGA