Valdosta Daily Times

Local Sports

April 12, 2013

VLPRA to hold registration for golf clinic Saturday

VALDOSTA — Local children have the chance to learn golf from professional golfers that will compete in the upcoming South Georgia Classic at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club.

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority is working with Academy Sports and Outdoors to offer a free youth golf clinic Tuesday of the tournament — April 23 — as part of the South Georgia Classic.

The VLPRA Junior Clinic presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors is no ordinary game of putt-putt. Tour players are the instructors of the clinic that teaches the basics of driving, putting and chipping.

The event will be held at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club. The golfers will teach children the fundamentals just days before they compete in the South Georgia Classic. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for local kids to learn golf from a professional who could be on next year’s  PGA Tour.

The VLPRA Junior Clinic presented by Academy Sports and Outdoors is open to children ages 7-12 years old.  

The clinic will be held after school on April 23rd, but sign-ups will be held on Saturday at Valdosta’s Academy Sports and Outdoors.

  Parents interested in signing their kids up for the free clinic should come to Academy Sports and Outdoors on Norman Drive between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday. Space is limited and will be first come, first serve. Golf clubs will be provided.

Anyone who doesn't make it out to Academy Sports on Saturday may register at the VLPRA main office at 1901 N. Forrest Street. The deadline for registration is April 19th.

For more information, contact the VLPRA’s main office at 229-259-3507.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Blazers to play three games on GSC-TV

    Valdosta State will play three televised games this fall, the Gulf South Conference announced Wednesday as it released its GSC-TV schedule.

    July 31, 2014

  • 2014 World Championships 216 (640x427).jpg Best of the Best

    The students of Performance Martial Arts Academy continue to rack up accolades and after a weekend in Little Rock, Ark., those accolades include the title of world champion.
    Mark Webb and Madison Swain both earned world championships at the American Taekwondo Association's Taekwondo World Championships a few weeks ago. Four other Performance Martial Arts students also competed in the event.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Berrien practice 1a.jpg Moving forward

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • Falcons_Ryan.jpg Ryan takes teaching role for Falcons offense

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bridgestone_Tiger.jpg Woods faces 2 big weeks that shape rest of season

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0728-Lowndes practice4.jpg Vikings working out with padded practice, scrimmage on the horizon

    The look was familiar Monday at Martin Stadium.
    The Lowndes High football team’s conditioning practice was essentially a duplicate of the workouts the Vikings have completed throughout the summer.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Thomasville_Ryals.jpg South Georgia special for high school coaches

    Phillip Johnson remembers when he had a “Wizard of Oz” moment.
    The North Carolina native moved to Georgia when he was 26 and Johnson, now Lanier County’s second-year head coach, recalls a 7-on-7 tournament leading to the realization that he wasn’t in Kansas — or in his case, North Carolina — anymore.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Nolin settling in as new VSU soccer coach

    Meet Rebecca Nolin, VSU's new soccer coach.

    July 28, 2014

  • Induction Crowd: Honorees were genuine, down to earth

    More than 48,000 people gathered under the scorching sun at The Clark Sports Center for the 75th National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Sunday, including one woman who carpooled to the event with more than 40 other people.

    July 28, 2014

  • Braves trio all business at inductions

    The Braves seemed almost businesslike in their approach -- something you might expect from a trio that won so consistently.
    Managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa also remained calm and collected throughout their addresses.
    Frank Thomas took care of the emotional side, his voice breaking and his eyes moist during a heartfelt speech Sunday at the Clark Sports Center.

    July 28, 2014

Blazers Blog