Las Vegas, Nevada (July 11, 2014)–TPC Las Vegas, one of two Las Vegas golf courses that are owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, will be the site of a free junior golf clinic Saturday, July 12, that is open to all young golfers in Las Vegas. The event is free and will be held from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM at the course which is located in Summerlin. Besides the clinic where kids will have a chance to hit golf shots, there will be an inspirational trick shot show and golf clinic by Dennis Walters. A free lunch will also be served to the junior golfers. For more info, visit TPC.com/LasVegas. — By Brian Hurlburt
The Dennis Walters Golf Show is a one hour combination of "Golf Lessons and Life Lessons". It is great golf, great fun, along with an inspiring message. The show is also about reaching for dreams and Dennis is not talking about a dream you have at night. To him a real dream is having a positive thought in your head and in your heart and doing whatever it takes to make that come true. Every person should have a dream. You're never too young to have one and there certainly are no expiration dates on dreams. Also, "if you have a dream and it doesn't work out, never stop dreaming … get a new dream!"
Dennis' dream was always to play successfully on the PGA Tour He had an accident in 1974 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. After his accident it was looking pretty bleak for that dream. Dennis found there were a lot of things he couldn't do, but there was no way he was giving up playing golf and thus with this never say die attitude a new career was born.
Besides learning about golf and the life skills it teaches, attending the clinic allows juniors to visit a course that is a former host of events on both the PGA TOUR and Champions PGA TOUR. The course has hosted the Las Vegas Invitiational and the Las Vegas Senior Classic. Also, several PGA TOUR pros who live in Las Vegas play and practice at the course when not on the PGA TOUR. For more details you can also call the golf shop at 702.256.2000.
Organizations involved in the clinic are the Boys and Girls Clubs and The First Tee of Southern Nevada but all kids are welcome. Both TPC golf courses in Las Vegas are dedicated to helping junior golf in Southern Nevada, and hold events annually to raise funds and awareness for junior golf in the area.