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Youth golf camp in Fairfield

By Andy Hallman, Ledger news editor | Aug 09, 2017
Source: COURTESY OF MICK FLATTERY Campers who participated in the week-long golf camp in late June at Fairfield Golf & Country Club pose for a photo.

A golf camp for boys and girls in grades 4-9 was held June 26-30 at the Fairfield Golf & Country Club. The week-long camp taught children fundamentals of the game, its rules, and sportsmanship.

On the final day, campers competed in a tournament of sorts. Organizers shortened the holes so they were more manageable for youngsters, bringing the tee boxes to within 200 or sometimes 100 yards of the pin.

“We didn’t want to make it as tough as we could,” said Mick Flattery, Fairfield High School boys’ golf coach and one of the camp organizers. “We wanted to make it user-friendly for the kids that age.”

More than 20 children participated in the camp. Flattery said he was pleased with the attendance and the lessons conveyed to the participants.

“We tried to get the kids to understand the game of golf and how fun it can be,” he said. “We sought to teach them about sportsmanship, integrity and how it’s a lifelong sport.”

Camp organizers assisting Flattery were FHS girls’ golf coach Joe Kruzich and local golf champion Rick Thompson.



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