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May 5, 2009

Golden Horseshoe offers summer junior golf clinic

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will conduct its popular junior golf clinic this summer beginning Monday, June 22 at the Green Course driving range and putting green, located at 520 S. England St. in Williamsburg.

Open to girls and boys ages 6 – 16, the program is presented seven Monday afternoons – June 22 and 29, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 and August 3. Youth ages 6 – 10 meet from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., and ages 11 – 16 meet from 5 to 6 p.m. During the one-hour sessions, head PGA golf professional Jeff Winters and associate PGA professional Greg Lynch will provide instruction on rules and etiquette of golf, fundamentals of the golf swing, use of short and long irons and woods and short game topics of pitching, chipping and putting.

Cost of the seven-week clinic is $105 per junior golfer and includes instruction and an awards ceremony and cookout held on the last day of the clinic.
For more information or to register, call Jeff Winters at 757-565-8697. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. June 19.

Upon registration, one parent and one junior golfer receive an open invitation to play nine holes on the Spotswood Course for $25 per visit, including cart, on a space-available basis. Called the “best short nine-hole course in the country” by Golf Magazine, the par-31 Spotswood Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and measures 1,865 yards with one 480-yard par 5, par 4s of 285 and 305 yards, and six par-3 holes that vary from 90 to 215 yards.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as the nation’s largest living history museum. The Colonial Williamsburg Company, a subsidiary of the Foundation, operates a Resort Collection with more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six restaurants, and 66,000 square feet of conference space centered at the Williamsburg Lodge, as well as a new 20,000-square-foot spa, and the Golden Horseshoe golf courses. Each purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research, and educational programs.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at or

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Barbara Brown
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