Steamboat Springs The Sheraton Steamboat golf course will tend to the next generation of golfers during its junior camp Monday through Thursday.
"We will cover everything from course management to etiquette," teaching professional Mick Wydra said. "This junior camp is designed to teach young golfers everything they need to know when they step onto a golf course during the four-day session. We will cover the short game, the long game and will even host a tournament during the camp."
The sessions will open Monday with an introductory class.
The teaching sessions will take place on the driving range, putting green and sand traps.
The cost of the camp is $120 per person and each session will run from 8 to 11:30 a.m. each day.
Participants get the chance to play on the Sheraton course during a tournament the length of the competition will depend on the age of the individual golfer and will be held on the final day of the camp. The final day will also include awards and a barbeque for all involved.
Wydra said there are currently 20 juniors enrolled in the camp but he and the staff are hoping to draw a total of 30 to 35 athletes between the ages of 6 and 18 for the camp. The Sheraton will also offer two-day junior camps July 22 and 23 and Aug. 19 and 20. Cost for those camps is $60 and they will be open to any junior between the ages of 6 and 18.
Wydra said the junior camp is just one of many educational opportunities available at the Sheraton. The club currently offers programs and lessons to both juniors and adults.
"There is a perception out there that we are a private golf course," Wydra said. "The fact is that anybody can come up here for a lesson with one of our teaching pros. They don't have to be one of our members."
For more information on any of the Sheraton's educational programs, call the pro shop at 879-1391.