The Minden Country Club hosted the 2017 Junior Golf Academy beginning June 1 and running once a week through June 29. Steve Exstrom and Allie Exstrom served as instructors providing lessons in swing mechanics, chipping, putting and course play. This was Allie’s first year as an instructor replacing former Minden boys golf coach Eric Christensen. Thirty-four boys and girls ranging in ages from 8-14 participated in four divisions. The newest, least experienced players played in the beginners group followed by more experienced 3-hole, 6-hole and 9-hole ability divisions.
Each Thursday, participants had an hour-long lesson followed by regular course play. Parents served to chaperone the kids while they played aiding in scoring and rules. The final two weeks were devoted to a two-day stroke play tournament.
All Junior Golf League participants received a Golf Academy t-shirt, complimentary golf balls, tees and divot tools. The top three places in each division received medals for their tournament play. Everyone enjoyed pizza at the conclusion of the Junior Golf Academy Tournament.
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