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Kids can learn the essentials of golf or improve their game with �Junior Golf Clinics and Leagues � from Cleveland Metroparks Golf.
Registration is now open for the following junior golf programs:
Junior One-Day Super-Clinic
A one-day clinic is hosted at Washington Golf Course on Friday, June 7 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 required. The 3-Day Clinics are offered at the following golf courses: Shawnee Hills (June 11-13), Sleepy Hollow (June 18-20) and Manakiki (June 25-27). Participation is limited.
These three-hole entry level leagues are designed to introduce new young 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 Par-3 (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 Par-3 (Mondays), Seneca (Mondays) or Mastick Woods (Tuesdays). A special Cadet League with instruction is offered at Washington on Monday mornings for $125 (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 (Mondays), Seneca (Tuesdays) or Little Met (Thursdays).
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 an 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, visit clevelandmetroparks.com, or call 440-232-7247.
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 MET GOLF 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 MET GOLF 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.