Super Junior Golf Camp introduces golf, develops skills among young players
A culmination of golf camps throughout the year unites aspiring young golfers at the TGR Learning Lab each summer for the annual Super Junior Golf Camp. This year, clubs swayed and balls flew as 70 campers practiced elements of the game from June 18-22.
Aimed at introducing participants as early as five years old to the sport and strengthening fundamental golf skills including putting, chipping, pitching and the full swing, Super Junior has successfully trained more than 500 local youth since its inception in 2012.
Roman Gonzales, PGA Class A Professional and the TGR Learning Lab’s Director of Golf, known to his students as “Mr. G,” still enjoys the “priceless and memorable interactions between the coaches and students” after six years of leading the camp.
Although Gonzales and his staff have seen several new faces, many junior golfers return year after year to learn and practice their skills.
“My favorite part of the camp is putting,” said Tyler, whose participated in Super Junior the past three years. “I’ve learned lots of stuff.”
Participants also highlighted the opportunity to build relationships throughout the week.
“I like everything,” said junior golfer, Sofia. “It’s also fun because you get to be with your friends and meet new ones.”
In addition to building skills, Super Junior exposes golfers-in-training to character development exercises teaching honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. The camp also spreads awareness of the sport’s connection to fitness and science showing the role the body plays in performing golf motions.
“Hands-on activities, games and challenges enable students to practice golf fundamentals in a fun, safe nurturing environment,” said Gonzales. “We always reassess which drills have the most impact and refine them as needed. We hope that students leave with a passion for the game of golf and extreme belonging to the TGR Learning Lab.”
Although applications for the 2019 Super Junior won’t be available until next April with other summer programming applications, interested parents and students can visit TGRFoundation.org, call the TGR Learning Lab at 714.765.8040 or contact Mr. G at firstname.lastname@example.org for other upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.
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