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ogeys Sports Park, in the far West End of Richmond, is home to a very popular junior camp run by PGA professional Lynn Myers and her staff. Fun is the order of business here as kids are exposed to many different activities like the on-site driving range and miniature golf course. This camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6-13 with a maximum of 20 campers per session. There are fi ve total sessions. Each camper gets an ID card at the conclusion of camp which can be used for either a free round of mini-golf or a small


basket of range balls every day they come out to the park for the remainder of the year. What could be better than attending a junior golf camp at Virginia’s home of golf—Independence Golf Club in Midlothian. Home to the Robins Junior Golf Program where junior golf is a mainstay. Run by the MAPGA’s 2013 Junior Golf Leader award winner Meredith Loosee, the Robins program offers many different options which include commuter camps and boarding camps. The facilities here are what make this a really attractive option. Everything is on-site; From the excellent practice facilities which include the Sawyer Short Course to the boarding and dining halls.


Another great option for area youngsters is Hunting Hawk Golf Club’s junior golf camp run by their professional golf staff. There are seven sessions available and each session is four days and runs from 9 to 12 Monday-Thursday with the fi rst session starting on June 17th. Each session is limited to 24 juniors and lunch is included in the fee. One of the most popular Richmond area golf camps is the one put on by Henrico County. Held at Belmont Golf Course, the camp offers kids aged 8-14 the chance to get introduced to the game. It is only offered one week- July 16-20 from 8-10 in the morning. The cost is $170 for Henrico County residents.


CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA CAMPS


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andi Comer, another former MAPGA junior golf leader award winner, has moved her teaching academy to Old Trail Golf Club in Crozet, just west of Charlottesville. Kandi is regarded by many as one of the top teachers to junior golfers in the entire country. Kandi’s summer camps are open to children between the ages of 4 and 17. There are six different sessions and they begin on June 18th. The cost is right and the instruction is proven as many of Virginia’s top junior players learned to play from Kandi, who also teaches several LPGA players and was the teacher to former LPGA star Dottie Pepper.


COLLEGE COACH CAMPS


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f being on an actual college campus sounds fun then


the Cavalier Golf Camp might be the right choice. The camp is run by UVA’s head golf coach Bowen Sargent and his assistant John Scott Rattan. Campers play and practice at Birdwood Golf Course, home to both the men’s and women’s golf teams at Virginia. There is a four-acre practice facility on-site and when the day is over campers stay at dorms on the University of Virginia campus. If college golf is part of future plans this is a great opportunity to get exposure to not only college style practice facilities but also one of the


30Virginia Golf Report • Spring 2013 • www.virginiagolfreport.com


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