The LOUYAA Board is happy to announce that Marcus Macon is our new Commissioner of the LOUYAA Golf Program. Marcus has run the program that last couple of years for LOUYAA, but now he will take over full control of the program.
Marcus is the Director of Instruction at Holly Hills Country Club and very eager to oversee our program and looks forward to developing young golfers in our area. Along with being the Director of Golf at Holly Hills, Marcus is also the Golf Coach at Oakdale High School.
Register for Spring 2017 Golf
The program will run for 7 weeks, beginning on Tuesday, April 11th. This program is Instructional based, and open to boys and girls of all skill levels from ages 11 to 18. The program is set up to teach all the facets of the game, along with the etiquette, and basic rules. Most of the sessions will be conducted on the practice facility at Holly Hills, but as the kids progress each week, they will have the opportunity to move onto the course to see how the game is played.
We are very limited in how many participants we can take for this program, so please sign up quickly!
We will split the kids into 2 separate groups based on age, gender, and kids schedule, one session will be on Tuesday nights, the other session will be on Thursday nights.
EQUIPMENT—Your son or daughter will need his or her own equipment. At a minimum that should include a metal wood (driver or fairway), mid-iron (5, 6, or 7 iron), wedge, putter, and bag. Most starter sets include these clubs. Starter sets vary in price, but reasonably inexpensive sets can be purchased at general sporting goods stores like Sports Authority or Dick’s; in addition, the Holly Hills Country Club pros can help you fit your child for clubs and will order them for you. Sneakers are fine and golf shoes with plastic cleats are also ok.
The weather is likely to be quite variable in April and May, so be sure your child has a jacket and hat/visor. You may want to consider getting your child a golf glove as we will be spending significant time practicing the full swing, but it is not mandatory. Your child should have some tees and a few golf balls at first.
Please be aware, golf registration tends to fill up quickly. I strongly suggest that you sign up as soon as registration opens. We will have only 40 spots available this year, once the limit has been reached, a waiting list will be started. Should spots come open, they will be filled from the waiting list first-come-first-served. Participants from last season will not receive special consideration. Please do not register your child if he or she cannot attend a significant majority of the sessions; I don’t want to withhold a spot from a more committed player.
Finally, as more kids move onto the course, we will need parent chaperones; if you are interested, please let me know. If you have any questions prior to registration, please feel free to e-mail me. I look forward to another successful year of Golf!