The Altus Junior Golf Camp kicked off Tuesday and Wednesday at The Greens of Altus for the 6- to 12-year-olds, and the camp was a huge success with about 25 young golfers showing up and participating. The children had lots of fun learning the ins and outs of the game of golf and getting an opportunity to play.
With young golf professionals like Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Rickie Fowler sitting within the top five world golf ranking, it’s easy to see why golf is once more becoming popular among the younger generation. Victor Martinez Jr., the organizer of this camp, is ecstatic to capitalize on that and give young people an opportunity to learn the game of golf and participate in a game that may otherwise go unnoticed throughout most of their earlier years.
However, sporadic downpours are keeping the 13-17 year-old golfers off the course and at home. The rain that has fallen recently has saturated the course so much that there is standing water in a lot of places that has rendered much of the practice areas unavailable until they have dried out. This means the camp was rescheduled for the teenagers.
The camp will run 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday and lunch will be provided free of charge. There will also be prizes given out to winners of the competitions scheduled to take place.
Participation is highly encouraged for those that will soon begin their junior high or high school golf careers. For these individuals, there will be more in-depth instruction to allow them to better their game and increase their confidence at the junior high and high school playing level.
For more information or to sign up, contact Victor Martinez Jr. at 580-318-5049 or Jonathan Terry at 580-374-3359.
Reach Ryan Lewis at 580-482-1221 ext. 2076.