Golf News for Thursday, March 7, 2013 | Instruction

Lake of Isles 2013 Junior Golf Scholarship Program application deadline

NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. -- Lake of Isles and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced that they are taking applications for the 2013 Junior Golf Scholarship Program. Now in its eighth year, the scholarship program is awarded to eight junior golfers who are interested in playing golf at a competitive level. The junior recipients will receive personalized instruction, playing privileges and unlimited use of the practice facility.

"Lake of Isles and the Tribe are very interested in supporting the growth of the game among young people," stated Archie Cart, general manager, Lake of Isles. "This is a great program for juniors who are serious about the game of golf and playing it at a very competitive level. The program will give eight junior golfers an incredible opportunity to develop stronger fundamentals through on-going professional instruction, practice sessions at the Troon Golf Academy and playing privileges on the North Course."

The eight scholarships are open to boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17 years old. There is not a geographic restriction. Applicants will be evaluated on character, integrity, passion, and their potential for success at a highly competitive level. Applications can be found on the Lake of Isles website at www.lakeofisles.com or by calling Lake of Isles at 888.475.3746, applications must be received by April 1.

Selected applicants will have a skills test in mid-April and interviewed the following week. Scholarship winners will be announced early May. The recipients will be eligible for program benefits from May through the end of September.

The scholarship recipients will receive the following:
Bi-monthly 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.

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 & 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 more information on Lake of Isles call 888.475.3746 or visit www.lakeofisles.com.

Media Contact: Jackie Beck, 860.304.3643 or jackiebeck00@hotmail.com.