FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI 216-635-3263 - or -
ERIC BARNETT 216-635-7014
Kids can learn the essentials of golf or improve their game with �Junior Golf Clinics and Leagues � from Cleveland Metroparks Golf.
The following programs for juniors are available this golf season:
Junior One-Day Super-Clinic
A one-day clinic is hosted at Washington Golf Course on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This hands-on clinic features lessons on the full swing, pitching, and putting. Appropriate for brand-new beginners through early intermediate skill players. Advanced registration and $10 fee required.
Junior Three-Day Clinics
These three-day, 75-minute per day clinics, similar to the Super Clinic, cover topics a bit more in-depth and include some golf rules and etiquette. Advanced registration and $20 fee requireded. The 3-Day Clinics are offered at the following golf courses: Shawnee Hills (June 12-14), Sleepy Hollow (June 19-21) and Manakiki (June 26-28). Participation is limited.
These three-hole entry level leagues are designed to introduce new players to the on-course golf experience. Each foursome must have a parent or adult to walk along to supervise their children's safety and play. The league is for ages 6 to 10 (as guideline). Advanced registration and $10 fee required (no weekly greens fee). Participants play 3 holes per week for 5 weeks in June and July. Pee-wee leagues are offered at Shawnee Hills (Friday mornings) or Mastick Woods (Thursday mornings).
These are transitional leagues for players ready for more than the three-hole Pee-Wee League, but not quite ready for a full course experience. The league is for ages 8 to 13 (as guideline). Advanced registration and $20 fee required (plus weekly junior greens fees - $6.50). Participants play 9-holes per week for 8 weeks in mid-June to early August. Cadet leagues are offered at Shawnee Hills (Mondays), Mastick Woods (Tuesdays). A special Cadet League with instruction is offered at Washington on Monday mornings for $110 (covers the green fees, instruction and range balls).
These leagues are designed for intermediate skill players mature enough to handle 9-holes of regulation golf on their own. The league is for ages 11 to 17 (as guideline). Advanced registration and $20 fee required (plus weekly junior greens fees from $7.50 to $9.50). Participants play 9-holes per week for 8 weeks in June thru August. Junior leagues are offered at Shawnee Hills (Tuesdays at 10 a.m.) or Little Met (Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.).
Advanced Junior League
This league is designed for the serious junior golfer with skills advanced enough to score below 50 on a regular basis on a regulation golf course. A junior league player from the previous season should have a league handicap of 12 or less to participate. The league is for ages 12 to 17 (as guideline). Advanced registration and $20 required (plus weekly junior greens fees - $9.50). Participants play 9-holes per week for 8 weeks and a 18-hole league championship from mid-June thru late July. The advanced junior league is at Big Met (Mondays at 11 a.m.).
For more information and to register, and for a complete �Junior Golf Programs� schedule, call
440-232-7247 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
The eight Cleveland Metroparks golf courses are:
� MANAKIKI GOLF COURSE - 18 hole, par 72 -
440-942-2500 - North Chagrin Reservation - 35501 Eddy Road, Willoughby Hills
� SLEEPY HOLLOW GOLF COURSE - 18 hole, par 71 & Driving Range -
440-526-4285 - Brecksville Reservation - 9445 Brecksville Road, Brecksville
� SHAWNEE HILLS GOLF COURSE - 18 hole, par 71, a Par 3 Course & Driving Range -
440-232-7184 - Bedford Reservation - 18753 Egbert Road, Bedford
� BIG METGOLF COURSE - 18 hole, par 72 -
440-331-1070 - Rocky River Reservation - 4811 Valley Parkway, Fairview Park
� SENECA GOLF COURSE - 18 hole, par 72 & 18 hole, par 71
440-526-0043 - Brecksville Reservation - 975 Valley Parkway, Broadview Hts.
� LITTLE METGOLF COURSE - 9 hole, par 34 -
216-941-9672 - Rocky River Reservation - 18599 Old Lorain Road, Cleveland
� MASTICK WOODS GOLF COURSE - 9 hole, par 31 -
216-267-5626 - Rocky River Reservation - 19900 Puritas Road, Cleveland
� WASHINGTON GOLF LEARNING CENTER - 9 hole, par 29 & Driving Range
216-641-1864 - Washington Reservation - 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Hts.
Junior golfers can develop their golf game and learn the virtues of friendly competition through �Junior Golf Clinics and Leagues� of Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life, naturally.