Junior Golf Tour Teaches Fundamentals

By  //  June 19, 2012

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Junior Golf Tour

BREVARD COUNTY, FORIDA – You would be amazed at how many young kids there are interested in golf.

Anyone who has played the game knows that it offers extreme anguish, fantastic satisfaction and always a great challenge.  Giving your child early instruction helps build good habits from the beginning and makes the game easier to learn in the long run.

SPACE COAST JUNIOR GOLF TOUR BANQUET: Dave Tomczak of Duran with Samantha Brimhall, left, and LPGA pro Vicky Hurst, who is signing Space Coast Golf magazines and golf balls for the junior golfers. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

“We want them to have fun taking instruction and at the same time help them to learn many of life’s lessons,” said Coach Greg Ford, PGA member and Tournament Director of the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour.

“Learning the game teaches discipline, patience, respect, and the importance of honesty and perseverance. Most of our juniors won’t grow up to be PGA Tour players but they can be proficient enough to play on school teams and enjoy the game recreationally with their friends.”

Teaching Fundamentals, Etiquette

The purpose of the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour (SCGJT) is to introduce our community’s junior golfers to the fundamentals and etiquette of golf in a fun environment while gaining exposure for those that want to take their talents to the next level.

Bobby Walker

“This is our second season and the turnout has been phenomenal,” said Bobby Walker, Executive Director of the Junior Tour.

“We now have 81 registered junior golf memberships. We are hosting two nationally ranked Junior Golf Scoreboard events this summer and we will also be creating a nonprofit foundation to award scholarships from the proceeds of the Junior Golf Tour. We anticipate announcing our scholarship program at a very special event in the near future.”

If your child has the interest and desires to play the game of golf, the Space Coast Junior Golf Association is a great place to introduce them to the game.

Summer Swing Junior Golf Schedule

• Sunday – Monday at Cocoa Beach Country Club, 9:00 a.m.
July 8-9, Space Coast Junior Golf Championships
(Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked Event)
• Monday, July 16 at LaCita Country Club, 9:00 a.m.
• Monday, July 30 at Duran Golf Club, 10:00 a.m.
• Sunday – Monday at Suntree Country Club, TBA
• August 5-6, Space Coast Junior Golf Open
(Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranked Event)

NOTE: The Winter Swing schedule will be announced July 16, 2012.

For information about the Space Coast Junior Golf Tour log on to SpaceCoastJGT.com or contact Greg Ford at gnf4uk@aol.com.  Contact Bobby Walker at 321-750-4201 or BrevardGolf@gmail.com