Las Vegas, Nev. (May 19, 2016)–TPC Las Vegas is a former host course for tournaments on both the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS, but is also dedicated to junior golf. The course is the host site of a public junior golf clinic and kickoff of the PGA Jr. League this Saturday, May 21, but all kids and families are welcome to attend. The event runs from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm.
Representatives from the PGA Southwest Section, Southern Nevada Golf Association (SNGA) and Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association (SNJGA) will be onsite to share information on area junior golf programs. A barbeque lunch will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. and adults and kids of all ages will be treated to the Divot the Clown golf show at 11 a.m.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming our area PGA Junior League Golf teams as well as families from the community out to get everyone excited about summertime and the junior golf opportunities that come with the season,’” said Mason Spalding, PGA, Head Golf Professional at TPC Las Vegas. “Golf is a game that can be played for a lifetime, and it teaches kids important values and character skills like discipline, sportsmanship and perseverance that they can carry into adulthood. This event will provide parents with several local opportunities to get their kids started in the game.”
Public Junior Golf Clinic
The following are some of the programs that will be onsite:
PGA Junior League Golf (please note that registration for the 2016 season is closed) – A fun, social and inclusive way for kids to learn and enjoy golf, allowing them to play on teams and wear numbered jerseys much like other recreational league sports. Learn more at PGAJLG.com.
Youth on Course – Allows kids ages 6-18 to play golf for $5 or less at participating facilities across Southern Nevada, including TPC Las Vegas. Learn more at SouthernNevadaJuniorGolf.com and YouthOnCourse.org.
Drive, Chip & Putt – A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and the PGA of America, the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a free nationwide junior golf development competition for boys and girls ages 7-15 aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. Learn more at DriveChipAndPutt.com.
Antigua Junior Prep Tour – A series of one-day junior instructional clinics and tournaments for girls and boys ages 5-18. Learn more at SouthernNevadaJuniorGolf.com.