Valdosta Daily Times

April 12, 2013

VLPRA to hold registration for golf clinic Saturday

The Valdosta Daily Times

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.