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IVGID Tip: Junior Golf Camps a big hit this summer

Special to the Bonanza
Liam Robb and an IVGID employee enjoy a moment at the driving range during a Junior Golf Camp this summer.
Courtesy IVGID |

This year has been super busy, and junior camps are in high demand. In 2014, the Incline Village Golf Courses averaged around 27 juniors in each week of camp, but this year, we are averaging around 38 juniors per week.

The Golf Courses have reached 180 kids in the Junior Camps this year for a sales total of $14,460 through the golfincline.com website sign-up. That is not counting the sign-ups in the shop that were received throughout the spring and summer.

We are very proud of our Junior Camps and have received great feedback. We’ve seen great success in how we teach our junior students how to play the game and learn a 360-degrees approach. This includes not only the physical aspects, but also the mental thought process that the game commands.

Our junior camps start out with practicing on the putting green, short game area and driving range. Then we do something that many junior golf programs don’t have the capacity to do — we move them on to the golf course to play a couple holes on an actual course.

The Mountain Golf Course is a perfect entry level facility for actually playing the game of golf. On the Mountain Golf Course, our golf professionals instruct the juniors in the ways of proper golf etiquette, like how to replace your divot, fix a ball mark on the greens, be respectful to your fellow golfer when they are hitting, etc.

Overall, the Junior Camps are an amazing asset to our facility and to growing the game of golf, which is why we are so excited and passionate about the program.

“IVGID Tip” is a regular feature, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals and visitors with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by Kayla Anderson, Marketing Manager/PIO for IVGID.