Young golfers are participating in a golf camp this week at Pheasant Trails Golf Course to learn the finer points of the game and to employ a life-long enjoyment of golf.
The camp runs from Tuesday through Friday, May 28-31, at the golf course, according to Rick Avina, PTGC Golf Pro. He said they usually start it the Tuesday after school is out and continue through the following Friday.
During the camp, the participants break into small groups, according to age, and are taught the various clubs, proper stance and form to swing, and so on. Avina said they have children from ages 7-14 active in the camp. He said they usually have up to 30 children involved in the camp.
"You know a lot of these kids, their parents play golf," Avina said. "… That's the whole idea. We get the kids out, we get the mom out. We get the mom out, we get the dad out."
It reinforces a fun activity for families to enjoy and be active together.
After the camp ends, a parent-child game is played on Sunday to allow the children participating to invite a parent, or an adult who plays golf, to play.