Golf News for Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

Connecticut's Lake of Isles names Junior Golf Scholarship winners

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. -- Lake of Isles and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced the 2012 Junior Golf Scholarship Program recipients.

2012 Junior Golf Scholarship Winners:
John Abbott, 15, Higganum, Conn.
Mitchell Allen, 16, Gales Ferry, Conn.
Roger Allen III, 13, Ledyard, Conn.
Andrew Berardi, 16, Griswold, Conn.
Finn Boynton, 12, Milford, Conn.
Justin Carter, 13, Mashantucket, Conn.
June Conti, 17, Farmington, Conn.
Michael Gaulin, 15, Smithfield, Conn.
Ethan Kalk, 9 South Glastonbury, Conn.
Sadie Martinez - Clavijo, 17, Hartford, Conn.
Trinity Payne, 11, Ledyard, Conn.
Emmanuel Perry, 15, Mystic, Conn.
Mia Perry, 13, Mystic, Conn.
Jonathan Reid, 12, Westerly, R.I.
Rachel Shaw, 14, Mystic, Conn.

Applicants were evaluated on character, integrity, passion and their potential for success at a highly competitive level.

The scholarship recipients will receive the following:
Weekly practice and training sessions with a Troon Golf Academy instructor.
Complimentary "standby" playing privileges on Lake of Isles North Course and reduced fees for accompanied adult guests.
Unlimited use of the Troon Golf Academy practice facility.
Lake of Isles golf bag, polo shirt, wind shirt, cap and balls.

"We would like to thank all the applicants for their interest in the junior scholarship program," said Derek Hooper, director of instruction, Troon Golf Academy at Lake of Isles. "It is very encouraging for the growth of the game to see the interest among juniors in the sport and their desire to play at a competitive level. We look forward to working with our scholarship winners this summer to help them achieve their goals."

The recipients will begin their practice session May 13 and continue through September 30, 2011.

Lake of Isles, a 36-hole Rees Jones-designed golf club located in North Stonington, Connecticut, opened in May 2005. Owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and located across the street from Foxwoods Resort Casino, the two courses wind their way through 900 acres of wooded Connecticut countryside and around a 90-acre lake. Managed by Troon Golf, the worldwide leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Lake of Isles offers the ultimate golf experience. In addition to superior service and impeccable course conditions, amenities include a 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, and a state of the art indoor and outdoor practice facility.

For information on Lake of Isles call 888.475.3746 or visit