Children learn to play golf at Parris Island camp

info@islandpacket.comJuly 25, 2013 

Weeklong camps for children learning to play golf were recently held at The Legends Golf Course at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Children ages 6 to 17 participated in beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons on swing techniques, scoring, etiquette and strategies, according to a news release. The camps included prizes, instructional books and teaching aides and lunches.

The camps ran from June 10 to July 19.

"Golf is a lifelong sport that teaches children about sportsmanship, honor, honesty and integrity," Alex Holroyde, Junior Golf Camp coach, said in a news release. "To teach children golf at an early age builds a foundation of characteristics that can be carried over to another sport and even life."

Participants were taught at the putting green and practice range and on the course. Miniature games were incorporated into the training.

"The golf coaches here are really nice, and playing golf is fun because you get to make new friends who like to play golf, too," 9-year-old Aidan Wiegel, a participant in the beginner golf camp, said in the release.

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service