Honorary Junior Golf Program

It is with great pleasure that we offer you the opportunity to apply for the Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golf Program at the Country Club of Lincoln.

“Golf is a game of never-ending growth. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity has grown my game a ton. Being able to have access to the course and practice facilities these past nine months has been terrific. The people at the Country Club of Lincoln were amazing. Many of the members I played with gave me tips and made the club even more enjoyable. Everyone always had a smile and always welcomed me. Without this program I doubt I would have ever played at CCL but instead I was able to play this beautiful course at least 100 times. Anyone who has this opportunity in the future should take full advantage of it. Thank you to all the people that made this possible for me. I will never forget this summer at the club and I will continue to grow with everything I have learned this past year.”  – Rourke Jensen, Lincoln North Star

Our 18-hole, 6,500 yard course has long been one of the most highly regarded in the state, and we’ve made the decision to make it available to an Honorary Junior Golfer. Maybe that’s you. If you have a love for the game, the drive to practice, and the dream to be a great golfer, we urge you to read the guidelines about this exceptional program. If you feel you would qualify, please complete the application and submit it to Roxanne Filby, Director of Member Relations, either at the Club or via emailDeadline for applications is Friday, March 27, 2020.  Interviews with selected candidates will be complete by Friday, April 3, 2020. 

  • Guidelines
    • Guidelines for the Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golf Program

      The Country Club of Lincoln will offer an Honorary Junior Golf Program opportunity to one male and one female high school student. The Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golf recipient will be awarded only golf privileges at the Country Club of Lincoln. Its purpose is to provide a golf venue for a promising young golfer, demonstrating a love and ability to play the game. Therefore, the following guidelines are of significance:

      Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from youth entering into their freshman through senior years of high school concurrent to the golf season in which he/she would be a member. For example, an eighth grader may apply for the membership as he/she would be entering high school during the start of the official golf season. Sons and daughters of current members are not eligible. The TEHJG Program will run April 1–November 1 of each calendar year, and be awarded for one year only per recipient.

      Golf: Golfing opportunities are for the TEHJG recipient only. The recipient should feel comfortable playing on their own if need be, and using the course regularly. Two complimentary guest passes are available for the recipient to use each month! A parent/legal guardian/guest may be permitted to play with the Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golfer following the guest policy and applicable rates (not to exceed four times per year for any individual). Member Hosted Rates for all guest fees: $75 Monday through Thursday; $100 Friday through Sunday; half rate for guests 18 or under. You must check in before you practice or play.

      Carts: Carts fees are permitted. The Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golfer may walk and carry or use pull cart.

      Practice: Two practice facilities are available for the Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golfer only: (1) the Driving Range and (2) the Putting Green and Chipping area.

      Playing Restrictions: Monday-Friday–after 2:00 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday–after 12:00 p.m. The only exception would be if a Country Club of Lincoln Member invites the TEHJG recipient to play in the morning. All playing times are at the discretion of PGA Staff.

      Identification: The TEHJG recipient will be provided a CCL golf bag tag to identify them during play at CCL.

      Food: Food from the clubhouse and beverage cart service will be available. A member number will be assigned for charging and tracking purposes, with the parent/legal guardian’s credit card attached for accounting.

      The TEHJG recipient is expected to be familiar with rules of conduct while on the course. Please remember to also be courteous with cell phone usage and stereo volume while on the practice range or course.The TEHJG Program privileges will be in effect for the entire school year, including summer.

  • Application

    • Applicant must have a “B” average in academic subjects. Below, please provide the name of a school official attesting to this requirement.

      Golf Appreciation: Applicants are expected to have a love, passion, and commitment to golf. Please have a parent/guardian and coach state that you have demonstrated this motivation.

      Golf Aptitude: Male applicants are expected to have the ability to score consistently below 85; females below 95. Please obtain the signature of an instructor or coach attesting to this ability.

      Etiquette: Candidates are expected to know and demonstrate respect for the course, the Club and other golfers. The candidate is to write a few short statements expressing his/her knowledge and appreciation of standard golf etiquette in the space below.

      Note of Intent: This section is simply for the Applicant to express his/her reasons for wanting an opportunity to possess golfing privileges at the Country Club of Lincoln. The Club wants assurance that if the Tom Ernst Honorary Junior Golf program is granted, it will be used and appreciated.

      Other (Optional) Comments by Applicant:

      Please answer the questions that follow. This may be done on a separate piece of paper and attached to this application.

      How long have you been interested in golf?

      How did you get started?

      What are your short-and long-term objectives?

      What are you doing now to achieve those objectives?

      What would playing privileges at CCL mean to you?

      What would you hope to bring to CCL?

      What is your approach to improving your golfing skills?

      Who in golf is a role model for you?

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