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June 17, 2014

Duncan Golf and Tennis Club PGA junior teams take the course

DUNCAN — The Duncan Golf and Tennis Club hosted a tournament of 24 players between the ages of six and 14 for its PGA juniors league Monday.

The group, consisting of 20 boys and four girls, which doubled the participation in last year’s inaugural event, teed off at 9 a.m.

Duncan Golf and Tennis Club General Manager Mike Hansen was happy the course could participate in the nationwide program.

“We weren’t really sure what to expect out of it, but it’s turned out to be an absolute home run,” Hansen said. “You can see with all the kids running around, it’s more than just playing golf. It’s developing friendships, and it’s awesome to be a part of it.”

There are seven teams that compete in the same league and two of those teams are from Duncan. Hansen said that shows just how much the community cares about developing the game in this area.

Brooklyn Bostick is a middle-schooler from Duncan who participates in the program. She has been playing golf since second grade and enjoys every aspect of the game.

“I think of it as a learning experience,” Bostick said. “Not only on the course in learning how to hit better shots and get a lower score, but in life. It teaches you how to be patient and a lot of life lessons.”

Another one of the participants, Ridge Harris, has been golfing for seven years. He said he likes being a part of the PGA juniors, because he gets to see new courses and grow his game.

“That’s the whole idea behind it,” Hansen said. “When I was interviewing for this position here there was a big push from the ownership to get a junior golf program established again. It’s just taking off and gone crazy.”

Starting next Monday the Duncan Golf and Tennis Club will hold a junior golf camp. Hansen expects over 50 kids to participate in the camp that will run through Wednesday.

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