Golf camp set for Monday

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— A camp designed to teach golf fundamentals to local youths will take place at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club starting Monday.

Mick Wydra, director of instruction for the Sheraton Steamboat golf camp, said lessons will run June 18 to 21 for youths ages 6 to 15.

The Sheraton Steamboat is one of three local courses playing host to a junior camp within the next week.

The Haymaker Golf Course started its camp Monday, said Jason Deigert, director of junior golf.

At the Steamboat Golf Club, a camp will start Thursday for youths 7 to 17, said Bill Nickey, the club's director of junior golf.

Gary Crawford, head golf pro at the Sheraton Steamboat Golf Club, said about 30 kids have registered for the June 18-21 camp.

Crawford said he would like to get at least 40 registered.

It is $120 to join the Sheraton Steamboat golf camp, which runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. each day.

On the final day of camp, Wydra said several tournaments will be held.

Those ages 9 and under will play in a three-hole tourney, while juniors 10 to 12 will do six holes, he said.

Juniors 13 and older will play nine holes.

At the camp, youths will learn about the etiquette of the game and various techniques such as chipping, putting and full swing, Crawford said.

"For those that have not played the game before, they will learn a game that they can play for the rest of their lives," Crawford said.

To register for the Sheraton Steamboat camp, call 879-1391.

"Most of the kids that come to it have a very good time," Wydra said.

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