June 22, 2016
The Cassville Women’s Golf Association meet every Thursday to golf. They start their golf season off with a kick-off breakfast for their members as well as new members. The ladies get out their golf clubs no matter what the heat index might bring for the day. They enjoy the company and they enjoy the competition.
When a new season roles around, they association looks forward to their time on the course together but what they most look forward to, is helping bring up the next generation of golfers.
In an effort to promote the game of golf to the local youth, the CWGA has started hosting two junior golf clinics during the summer.
After the release of summer school is when the first camp begins. This year, the camp was held June 20 through June 22 at the Cassville Golf Course.
More than 20 golfers from ages 7 to 14 attended the clinic. This year, Susie Jacobs, of the Cassville WGA, was excited to have four volunteers from the Purdy Lady Eagles High School golf team, along with their coach Eli Ernst.
Breanna Keeler, a 2016 PHS graduate, Morgan Grissom, an incoming senior at Purdy, and Madison and McKenzie Renkoski, both incoming sophmores, all volunteered their time to help the young golfers in the three-day clinic.
Golfers were separated by age groups and rotated stations. Volunteers broke down the basics of golfing, focusing on: grip, aim, set-up, putting, chipping, pitching and full swing.