Beaufort News

Children learn to play golf at Parris Island camp

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.