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June 20, 2014

Q5: Youth golf gets a lift

STILLWATER, Okla. — Lakeside Golf Course in Stillwater offers three different ways for youth to golf during the summer: the Lakeside Junior Golf Academy, Little Tikes Golf and free-to-play golf. Michael Henderson, general manager of Lakeside Golf Course, provided more information about all three junior golf programs.

1 What programs does Lakeside offer to youth?

On our instruction side, the Junior Golf Academy is put together where the kids come out eight times a month, twice a week for group instruction. The Little Tikes Golf meets one time a week, four times a month and is a great way for kids to learn.

2 How much does it cost to register for the programs?

It costs $75 to register for the Junior Academy, and $45 for the Little Tikes Golf program. We also started a program a month ago where kids golf for free; from this point forward, anyone under the age of 17 can come out and play golf at Lakeside for free.

3 What age groups do you offer the programs to?

The Junior Academy is for kids ages 5-12, and the Little Tikes program is for 3 and 4-year-olds.

4 What do the programs do to focus on improving youth golfing skills?

The Junior Academy is for the fundamentals of the game and improving on those. In the Little Tikes program, kids hit tennis balls so they can make contact easier and get involved with the game of golf. As long as we don’t have any tournaments or a lot of people at the course, anyone under the age of 17 can play for free. We put them through an orientation, and then it’s basically no strings attached.

5 Is there anything else you’d like people to know about youth golfing at Lakeside?

For information, check our Twitter feed and the Stillwater Twitter feed. We send out emails, and you can also call the golf shop at (405) 372-3399 to set up tee times.

 

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