Young golfers developing skills over summer at Country Club

Published 4:12 pm Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Bainbridge Country Club is hosting a junior golf clinic every Tuesday this summer.

Every Tuesday in June and July, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., a group of young golfers pick up their drivers, irons and putters and tee up for a morning of practice and friendly competition.

“Golf is a game where you can’t really perfect it in a week,” said Rob McRae, an instructor at the clinic. “It’s about being consistent and coming out and working on what you’re doing. Plus, we want to create a culture of coming out and playing.”

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McRae said the camp follows the model of the U.S. Kids Golf Program, featuring five levels of practice.

“Obviously, that will take a lot of practice and time,” said McRae. “It won’t be a one-summer thing.”

Four campers, William Tutan, 8, Jack Tuten, 11, Trey Henderson, 12, and Noah Henderson, 10, were practicing their chips onto the green. McRae offered them $1 if they could hole their chip, which a couple of them accomplished almost immediately. After lunch, the campers take a dip in the pool to cool off.

The camp is $150 for BCC members and $200 for non-members. The price includes lessons every Tuesday this summer and lunch. Equipment is available for borrow if young golfers can’t bring their own.