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Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat offers new programs

Luke Graham

— As the number of golfers across the country steadily has decreased, Haymaker Golf Course has felt the pinch.

Resident and nonresident rounds have been down following a national trend, but Haymaker isn't just sitting back. The course is planning on growing the game and its brand with residents, nonresidents and juniors.

"We want to make residents or guests think of Haymaker and Steamboat as a destination rather than just a golf course," said Luke Brosterhous, Haymaker's director of instruction. "And with the amount of kids and the amount of athletic-minded families, there is no reason this area can't be one of the foremost producers for golfers."

Haymaker has made several changes and will continue several programs from the past year.

The biggest change comes in the Haymaker Golf Academy and a newly designed driving range.

The course built a 2,500-square-foot area right of the driving range that will serve solely for lessons.

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The result, Brosterhous said, will leave more spots open on the range for people and give Haymaker a place to host its golf schools.

The course plans to continue its Thursday Night with the Pros and is adding Technology Tuesdays and Golf 101 clinics.

Brosterhous also will have three two-day golf schools throughout the summer des­igned for residents and visitors.

The course also will continue its Junior Golf Academy programs, including the Little Gamers clinics for 4- and 5-year-olds, and will have two four-week camps that meet twice a week.

New this year is the Luke Brosterhous Junior Performance Academy. It's a year-round program designed to facilitate the goals of competitive junior golfers.

"We want to introduce the game in a good fashion," Brosterhous said.

For a full list of clinics or to sign up, visit http://www.haymakergolf.com or call 970-870-6235.

Haymaker Golf Academy schedule

■ Thursday Night with the Pros: June 7, July 5 and Aug. 2

■ Technology Tuesdays: June 5, 12 and 19

■ Golf 101: May 30, June 6, 20 and 27

■ Golf schools: June 29 and 30, Aug. 24 and 25, and Sept. 21 and 22

■ Junior Golf Academy Little Gamers (ages 4 and 5): May 26, June 2, 9 and 23

■ Development clinics (ages 6 to 14): May 26 and June 2

■ Development camps (ages 6 to 14): June 20 to July 12 and July 25 to Aug. 16

■ Luke Brosterhous Junior Performance Academy: May 15 to Aug. 1 and Jan. 1 to May 1 (indoor sessions)

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