VERSAILLES – Stillwater Valley Golf Club had a larger attendance than usual for its Stillwater Valley Golf Club Junior Summer Camp.
The annual camp, which was open to boys and girls ages 8 to 15, drew 38 youth to the golf course, most of whom were from Versailles. The camp usually draws about 20 to 30 golfers.
The camp covered everything from chipping and putting all the way up to full swings. In addition to instruction, there were competitions including a tournament to end the five-day camp.
“Just trying to make it fun,” Stillwater Valley Golf Club Teaching Pro Max Frey said. “Trying to get more kids out here playing golf. I think with a lot of sports, it’s kind of falling off. You’ve got video games and stuff nowadays so it’s just good getting kids outside playing golf, just having fun.”
The campers made a lot of progress with their games from the beginning of the camp until the end, Frey said.
Frey also was glad to see so many youth getting out and playing golf and also building friendships.
“The biggest thing is just them meeting other kids,” Frey said. “First day you can kind of see they all have kind of their little clichés then now everybody is a lot more intermingled, a lot more buddies being made. So that’s a good thing.”
For more information on the Stillwater Valley Golf Club, visit its website at www.stillwatervalleygolfclub.com.