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May 25, 2004

Do you have a tiger in your family?

Do you have a young duffer in your family? The Golden Horseshoe’s 2004 Junior Golf Program gives children and teens an opportunity to explore the game.

Open to children ages 6-16, the Colonial Williamsburg’s Junior Golf program will be presented on seven Monday afternoons—June 14, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Youth ages 6-10 play from 3:30-4:30 p.m. and youth 11-16 play from 5-6 p.m. “Many former students have gone on to play competitive golf in area schools,” said the Golden Horseshoe’s head PGA golf professional Jeff Winters, “but all leave Colonial Williamsburg’s summer golf program with a better understanding of the game and how to enjoy it regardless of skill level.”

During the 2004 one-hour sessions, Winters and assistant PGA golf professional Raleigh Scott will provide instruction on the:

  • 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.

    All sessions take place at the Golden Horseshoe’s driving range and putting green.

    Cost is $75 per junior, which includes instruction, as well as a pizza party and awards ceremony on the last day. Maximum enrollment is 25 players. Deadline for enrollment is June 11 at 5 p.m.

    For more information or to register, call (757) 565-8697.

    Among the youngsters who have experienced a surge in popularity since golf superstar Tiger Woods first earned national recognition is 14-year-old phenomenon Michelle Wie. Wie has focused extensive regional attention on golf since playing in the recent LPGA Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill and returns to Williamsburg next month to defend her title at the Women’s Amateur Public Links June 22-27 on Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe Green Course.

    Media Contact:
    Penna Rogers
    (757) 220-7121

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