Using plastic clubs, tennis ball-size Velcro orbs and above-ground targets, campers ages 5–8 can learn proper golf technique in an environment perfect for beginners. Partnering with the city of Plymouth, Skyhawks, a local youth sports camp provider, offers a Beginning Golf camp designed to build confidence and proper form in swinging, putting and body positioning.
“It’s a very affordable way to introduce kids to golf,” says Andrew Brown, Minnesota area manager for Skyhawks. All necessary equipment is provided, including a special safety helmet that all campers must wear. “By not having to purchase equipment [to participate] you can introduce your kid to golf, and it makes for a nice transition to playing on a golf course,” Brown says. Participants should wear appropriate clothing, running shoes, and sunscreen, and bring a water bottle and snack.
This year’s camp will be June 11–14, with a weather makeup day on June 15. Camp will run 9 a.m.–noon at Plymouth Creek Playfields, 3625 Fernbrook Ln. Campers will be given a T-shirt and Merit award. Cost is $95, and early registration is recommended. 763.509.5200; plymouthmn.gov; skyhawks.com