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Kids take a swing at Junior Golf Clinic

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – About seventy young people got a chance to swing a club at the Nancy Lopez and Friends Junior Golf Clinic.

They played at the The First Tee course downtown, and got a chance to practiced their swing, putting, and driving skills.

Golfers from 7 to 18 took part in the three hour event.

The LPGA Hall of Fame golfer wanted to give the young golfers the same opportunities she had while contributing to Albany Community Hospice.

One family told us they traveled from Buford Georgia for their daughter to play.

"This is something that you'll never outgrow you can play golf into your senior years and the lessons she'll take away from it you can't put a price on that," Holly Basteyns, Mother.

"I just remember when I was starting off at age eight and how much I loved it and how my life was basically built around golf, loved to practice, my mom would take me after school to the course, and it's fun to see these kids want to do something like this and most of these kids they get addicted to golf," said Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall of Fame.

This is the fifth year of the Nancy Lopez and Friends Junior Classic.

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