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Slowly but surely

One kid joins Junior Golf camp

FROM 12 last year, the number of participants of the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort Junior Golf Camp grew to 13.

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Four of the participants of the Junior Golf Camp pose for photo.  Contributed photo

The returning young aspirants, once again had fun learning golf at the 18-hole east course last week.

Franco M. Santos, LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort’s local market developer said that this fall session drew 13 students both returning and new comers.

“For our returning students, we have been tuning their swing and critically emphasizing on golf etiquette and improving their short game,” he said.

“As for our new students, our coaches are keeping up with safety, golf etiquette, and the basic fundamentals of this wonderful game,” Santos added.

Laolao Bay, he said is very pleased to have all the students learn the sport of golf to better themselves for the future in regards to building character as well as learning how to have fun and respect one another.

“This session will be one of many that we will remember,” Santos said.

Every year, the junior golf camp accomplished a lot in terms of golf and the activities in our program.

Those who signed up for the golf training are students of private and public schools.

On the first day, the young participants had the basic introduction on putting. This includes proper stance, grip, alignment, and distance control.

 They went into detail about the etiquette and rules on and around the greens.

They were also taught them the fundamentals of approaching the greens and gave detailed instructions of hitting your chip shots.

The camp is to help the younger generation learn the fundamentals of golf through instruction and practice, and discover the importance of this wonderful sport.

The NMI Junior Golf Association aims at gaining access to USGA Junior Golf once fully organized.

Following the golf youth camp sponsored by LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort from July to August last year, the idea of forming junior golf group on the island came out.

This came about at the right timing because the CNMI Association of Golf Federation has just been organized and golf courses on island had been officially rated under USGA standards.