The Earnest Morris Junior Golf Academy will be from Monday, June 18, 2018 through Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Winston Lake Golf Course. Sessions will be every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon.
The cost of the academy is $125.00 per junior golfer. You can submit the application and payment two ways:
- Mail to Winston Lake Golf Course, 3535 Winston Lake Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
- Bring in-person to Winston Lake Golf Course Clubhouse Pro Shop
Checks should be made payable to Earnest Morris Junior Golf Academy. We also accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards.
We have determined that 75 is the maximum number of participants allowed in the academy. It is suggested you enroll your youngster in the academy without delay. There will be no exceptions.
The academy is designed to introduce, improve and develop the golf skills of children from 8 to 18 years of age. Participants will be taught the rules and etiquette of golf. Instruction will also be provided about character development, success and life.
Earnest Morris Jr., 1943-2002
The Earnest Morris Jr. Golf Academy is named for the late Earnest Lee Morris Jr., who served as golf pro at Winston Lake Golf Course from 1984 to his premature death in 2002 at the age of 59.
Morris, a native of Montgomery, Ala., adopted at an early age the goal of becoming a golf pro. Toward that end, he worked a series of golf-related jobs as a young man and then moved to New York and later New Jersey to stay in the field. The opportunity to become the assistant golf pro at Tanglewood Park brought him to North Carolina in 1979.
While at Tanglewood, Morris helped develop a junior golf clinic sponsored by Coca-Cola and R.J. Reynolds. In 1984, Morris accepted the position as the golf pro at Winston Lake Golf Course. At Winston Lake, he served on the committee that that coordinated the Forsyth Invitational Golf Tournament and organized most diverse junior golf program in Winston-Salem.
Morris was passionate about giving children the opportunity to learn and play golf if they so desired, regardless of income, gender or race. He extended his knowledge and love of golf not only to children; he taught golf at Forsyth Technical Community College and Winston-Salem State University, and gave instruction to countless adult golfers at Winston Lake.