Thursday, April 26, 2012
Area youth dreaming of becoming the next Payne Stewart will have the opportunity to learn some of the basics of the game that made the Missouri native famous.
From 9-11 a.m. Saturday, young people ages 8-17 are invited to a free junior golf clinic at the Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton. No registration is required, and clubs will be provided.
Sharlene McArtor, recreational programmer for the City of Fulton, said the clinic will cover the basics of golf etiquette, rules of the game, chipping, putting and swing techniques.
“They’ll get a glimpse into the world of golf and how it works,” McArtor said.
This is the third year the city has offered the youth clinic, and McArtor said it has proven so popular in the past that event organizers decided this year to offer three clinic sessions rather than just one as in the past.
“There’s a lot of interest in golf with a lot of youth,” she said. “We felt it would be better to offer multiple sessions so kids who couldn’t attend a particular date would have another opportunity.”
The first 2012 junior clinic was scheduled for April 14, with the second to be held Saturday and one more from 9-11 a.m. on May 12.
“They are welcome to come to all of them,” McArtor said, noting the city has put no cap on the number of youth who can participate in each session.
The clinics are led by clubhouse manager Kit Tennyson.