Family Centre Kids Golf Clinic On October 12

October 7, 2016

Family Centre will host their eighth annual Kid’s Golf Clinic and Supper on Wednesday, October 12 at the Turtle Hill Golf Course at the Fairmont Southampton.

Seventy youngsters between 6 and 16 years old are invited to have private instruction from the Turtle Hill golfing professionals on the putting green and the driving range for a “beginner’s taste of the game.”

Afterward, a pizza party will be hosted at the Fairmont Southampton golf clubhouse with chips, cookies, fruit, juices, and sodas. Each registered child will receive a gift from Family Centre. There are two time slots available for the event, including both a 5.30pm start and a 6.15pm start, which must be pre-selected.

This year’s even will include an introduction to FootGolf, the newest sport to come to Bermuda.

“FootGolf is a fusion of soccer and golf,” a Turtle Hill spokesperson said. “It is played by kicking a soccer ball in XXL golf cups on the golf course in as few shots as possible, with the traditional format of up to four players per group with FootGolfers using golf carts.

“The course has 9 holes built on the back nine which are the same distance of a regular golf hole. Forward Tees are also available so that everyone can participate.”

Martha Dismont, executive director of Family Centre, said, “We are extremely grateful to Tokio Millennium for being the title sponsor of this event once again, and to Deloitte for their support. This year, we are excited that it will take place at the Fairmont Southampton and are thankful to the hotel for their contributions and of course to the golf pros, for their time.

“This incredible support from our donors helps us continue to make a difference in the lives of Bermuda’s children. The Children’s Golf Clinic is a great event because our friends, clients, and donors all show up to watch children participate and to enjoy an evening meal together.”

Call 335-4351 or 232-1116 or email for more information and to receive a registration form. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, October 11 at 4.00pm; space is limited and golf clubs are provided. Children should come dressed in sneakers and casual sports clothing.

Paul Adams, president of PGA Bermuda, said, “It means a lot to the PGA golfing professionals on the island to be able to share their skills and passion for the game. Golf is the only sport that one can play as a family.”

Chris Brough, President of the BJGA, said, “The BJGA is delighted to lend its support to the Family Centre’s annual golf event. We have been directly involved in this event for the past four years and are encouraged by the enthusiasm the first-time players have for the game.

“One of the best things about this event is that it has evolved into something for the whole family with parents staying to watch their sons and daughters learn something new. We are excited about growing the game of golf in Bermuda and the more kids we can expose to the game the better for the future of golf in Bermuda.”

The next upcoming Family Centre event is the Cycle for Change on January 29, 2017.

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