Golf News for Monday, May 13, 2013 | Instruction

Virginia's Golden Horseshoe Golf Club welcomes junior golfers

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Colonial Williamsburg's family friendly Golden Horseshoe Golf Club welcomes junior golfers to its annual Junior Golf Program Clinic and Junior Golf Camp in June and July. The historic destination commemorates the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course's 50th anniversary this year and junior golfers and their families are encouraged to join the celebration.

Junior Golf Clinics will be held Mondays (June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July 29) and are open to girls and boys ages 6 -16. The 6 -10 year olds meet from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. and ages 11-16 receive instruction from 5 to 6 p.m. One-hour sessions will be taught by Head Golf Professional Jeff Winters, PGA, and associate PGA Golf Professional Greg Lynch, who will cover fundamentals of the golf swing, use of short and long irons, woods and short game topics of pitching, chipping and putting. The Rules of Golf and etiquette will be incorporated in each session, which take place at the Golden Horseshoe Green Course's driving range and practice putting green. The cost is $105 per junior and includes instruction (7 sessions), pizza party and awards ceremony on the final day.

Junior Golf Camp will be held July 22-25 and is open to junior golfers ages 8 to 17. Golden Horseshoe's golf professional staff has more than 70 years of combined PGA instruction experience and will offer a personal approach (six students-to-one instructor) ratio to assure that each junior golfer receives the individual attention needed to become a better golfer. Junior golfers will have the opportunity to play golf with counselors each afternoon on the Spotswood Course, as well as the option to play all three Golden Horseshoe Courses with their parents (special twilight green fees available for parents).

Junior Camp includes afternoon golf on Spotswood with counselors (optional), range balls during the session and in the afternoon, instruction Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon, refreshments at 10 a.m. daily, play day with prizes on Thursday, golf gift, before-and-after swing video analysis for campers to take home, and golf on Golden Horseshoe courses in afternoons with paying parent at special twilight fees.

On the final day of Junior Golf Camp, Thursday, July 25, the golfers will test their skills and vie for prizes in a nine-hole tournament. The cost for day campers is $299; special rates are available for Colonial Williamsburg hotel guests and Golden Horseshoe Golf Club members and their families.

The award-winning Gold Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., opened in 1963 and plays to 6,817 yards from the championship tees. It is noted for its excellent collection of par three holes. Additional golf experiences include Golden Horseshoe's Green Course, designed by Rees Jones, and the nine-hole Spotswood, perfect for family golf outings. Playing to 1,865-yards, the par-31 course includes one 470-yard par 5, two par 4s of 260 and 325 yards, and six par 3s ranging from 90 to 215 yards.

Early registration is encouraged as these sessions fill rapidly. Deadline for Golf Clinic enrollment is June 16 at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call Jeff Winters at 757-565-8697. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg and its hotels, call 800-447-8679 or visit colonialwilliamsburg.com.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, a center for history and citizenship, is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the importance of an informed, active citizenry. Its mission, "that the future may learn from the past," is realized through offering innovative, imaginative and interactive experiences - both on- and off-site - designed to educate guests about the importance of the American Revolution. From the RevQuest: Save the Revolution! series of technology-assisted alternate reality games, to the theatrical programming of Revolutionary City®, guests can become immersed in the drama of the American Revolution and discover the ongoing relevance of the past. Guests can also visit the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg, enjoy the many gardens and green spaces, and visit up to 35 historic sites. To experience all that the Foundation offers, guests may stay in one of the five award-winning official Colonial Williamsburg hotels and enjoy the award-winning golf courses of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, indulge in The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg and shop in 40 stores. Fine dining is offered in more than 20 locations from historic dining taverns to restaurants with contemporary fare. Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days a year. A full schedule of programs and special events can be found by visiting colonialwilliamsburg.com.

Media Contacts:
Barbara Rust Brown, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
(757) 220-7280 or bbrown@cwf.org

Karen Moraghan, Hunter Public Relations
(908) 876-5100 or kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com