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Golfers hone skills at summer camps

 

August 1, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Lead Instructor Shayne Day, right, talks about putting and etiquette on hole one at Cedarcrest Golf Course on July 25.

The three-day Summer Cedarcrest Junior Golf Camps, held July 23-25, kicked off the young golfers camps that will be going on through the end of August.

Each day the camps begin at 9:45 a.m. and continue through 1 p.m. The camp is for all golfers aged 7-17 years old and costs $120. The price covers all of the instruction as well as lunch, the Cedarcrest course fee, T-shirts and other prizes for each camper.

During the camp each young athlete was taught a long list of things including grip, stance, posture, proper swing, iron play, chipping, pitching, bunker work and driver swing. Beyond the physical parts of the game they were also taught common etiquette, rules and knowledge in order to play on the course. Each day was finished by playing a couple of holes on the course to put their new skills to use and measure their growth.

"I have a passion for the game. I love to be around people and interact with golfers at any level. Doing junior camps is something I am familiar with and we are trying to grow this as much as we can. I just want to teach as many kids about the sport and have them develop a passion, like I have, for golf," said Cedarcrest Head Pro and General Manager Shayne Day.

Day has been the Head Pro at Cedarcrest Golf Course since April of 2015, but his roots go back much further in the sport. He has been an instructor for the last 18 years, including an extended period of time in the Legion program based out of Everett. Not only is he an instructor, but he has been actively playing since high school, through college and now in local tournaments in the area.

The next three-day camp will be held from Tuesday, Aug. 7, to Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. If you want to know more information or sign up for camps you can contact Shayne Day at 360.363.8460 or email him at sday@premiergc.com.

 

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