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8 youths complete LaoLao Bay junior golf camp

LAOLAO Bay Golf & Resort’s Junior Golf Camp was a great success, according to the local market developer Franco Santos.

The two-week training camp that started on June 24 had an average of eight students from different schools, participating each day.

Santos said some of the students completed the first week and some the second week.

Those who completed the entire two-week program were Helen Kim, Fiona Kim, and Sei Yul Hong.

The students who completed the first week of training were Dane Hodges and William Sosa and those who completed the second week were Sion Park, and two students from China, Gu Feng Wu, and ZiYi Tian.

“They all enjoyed the class and field lesson. We had lecture and review every morning, warm up, and then it was game time. We explained different scenarios when a player is in trouble, what rule it falls under, and then how to proceed to hit the next shot. We always emphasize about etiquette and giving respect to other players,” Santos told Variety.

They also had a blast while they were on the course by playing different types of tournament formats. They also allowed the students experience how it feels to play in a tournament.

The young participants of LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort’s Junior Golf Camp and their trainers share some light moments during the two-week training.  Contributed photo

“I know for a fact that they learned a lot and will use the knowledge gained from this camp to build character and have a strong tournament mind set,” Santos added.

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 also hiked to Forbidden Island for the last two hours of the program.

“It was fun and the hike was really good,” Santos said.

The kids and their mentors had a review on putting etiquette/rules and then proceeded to the introduction of chipping.

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,

Aside from Santos the other instructors are Joe Kamikaze Camacho, Jennifer Hegland, Seung Woo Kang and the assistant instructors are Tony Satur, and Harry Nakamura.