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Magnolia Valley's junior golf camp introduces the game to kids

Pam Scott is a teacher, and as one, she loves to teach kids, see them grow and learning something.

Whether its learn to read a book or read a green, it's rewarding.

"I got to see some of these kids introduced to golf," said Scott, who is a reading teacher at Gulf High School in New Port Richey. "They've taken golf on seriously so they can go onto the next level."

That's why Scott runs the junior golf camp every summer at Magnolia Valley Golf Club. In its fourth year, Scott breaks down golf simply, teaching kids the basics.

"Its an introduction to the game," Scott said. "But these kids are like little sponges. They take it all in— all the info. Some of the kids who are new (to golf), we go over things like chipping, things I used to work on for hours at a time, and they pick it up quickly."

Scott also focuses on the rules of golf, etiquette and working on a better swing. Concentration and focus are also touched upon.

The camp runs through the second week of August and is Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $85 for the week.

For information, call (727) 847-2342.

HOLE IN ONE: John McFadden had a hole in one July 22 on the No. 6 at Beacon Woods Golf Club in Hudson while playing with the Wednesday Goofers Group. McFadden used a three wood with par 3, 202-yard hole.

JUNIOR GOLF: Fox Hollow Golf Club also has a junior program that meets every Saturday and will have a summer camp Aug. 10-13. The camp cost is $125 for members, $175 for nonmembers and includes lunch, a scramble and an award ceremony at the end of the week.

On Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., junior golfers can learn instruction and golf etiquette for $5 per child.

For information, call (727) 376-6333.

LEAGUE: The Oak Hills Golf Course in Spring Hill has formed a nine-hole Ladies League that will run this summer and winter.

The league will be run by Barbara Dohm, with summer tee times at 8:46 a.m. every Monday and winter tee times at 2 p.m. every Monday. Dohm asks that golfers arrive at least 20 minutes before teeing off.

Membership dues will be announced later. Signups are available at the course.

For information, call Dohm at (352) 596-9930 or Oak Hills at (352) 683-6830.

ANOTHER LEAGUE: The Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville will host a Women's Summer Golf League every Monday at 8:30 a.m.

The cost is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a round of golf, lunch and weekly prizes.

There is also a Twilight Summer Golf League every Tuesday. Cost is $10 per play and tee time is at 5:30 p.m.

For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.

Upcoming events

Aug. 9: The East Lake Arsenal U15 girls and U12 boys soccer teams will have their inaugural East Lake Arsenal Soccer Club Benefit Golf Tournament at the East Lake Golf and Country Club in Oldsmar.

There will be a 2 p.m. shotgun start for four-person scrambles at a cost of $70 per person. Proceeds will benefit the two soccer teams.

For information, e-mail Michelle Hulse at hulsesoccer@yahoo.com.

Aug. 16: Triple S Golf Ranch is hosting a golf tournament Aug. 16, with proceeds benefiting Zack Moon, a local man diagnosed with Wegener's disease, which is a rare disorder that affects the lungs, kidneys, other organs and soft tissue of the body.

The cost is $50 per golfer or $200 per team. There will be contests and prizes for the top three teams. Deadline to register is Aug. 15, and separate donations can be made to Centerstate Bank in Dade City.

For information, call Nancy Smith (352) 567-6622.

Aug. 16: Wesley Chapel High School Football Boosters will host its Third Annual Wildcat Football Golf Tournament at Lexington Oaks Golf Course with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

The cost is $65 per player or $250 per team. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive and closet to the pin for both men and women.

For more information, call (813) 907-7270.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Magnolia Valley's junior golf camp introduces the game to kids 07/28/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 10:24pm]
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