TAYLOR COUNTY— The team at Tygart Lake Public Golf Course (TLPGC) is inviting the youth of the community to come out and join them in learning the ins and outs of a game they love.
The course will be hosting a youth golf league, beginning later this month, and the opportunity is being offered free of charge for those ranging in age from five to 14-years-old.
Over the course of five weeks, participants will learn the basics of the game of golf including the rules and fundamental skills, such as the proper way to hold the club, how to select the correct club needed for the drive and how to score the game.
Those who take part will also be taught shot and long game instruction, and will have the chance to play the course.
The league is being led by TLPGC owner and seasoned golfer Todd Williams, along with golf enthusiasts Adam Ware, Matt Allen and Lucas Ware.
Williams shared that since taking over ownership of the hometown golf course, providing a youth league has been a goal of his.
“This course is at the community’s disposal, and we want them to take advantage of it. Golf can be a really enjoyable and relaxing pastime and is a great way to keep active. It is my hope that by offering this youth league, that it could assist in the growth of the high school golf program and be the start of a few successful golfing careers here in Taylor County,” he elaborated.
The first evening of lessons is slated for Tuesday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., and from there, lessons will commence every Tuesday, at the aforementioned time. The league will conclude on July 13, and chaperones are encouraged to attend.
“We’re hoping to see enough interest in the youth league to make it an annual event, or even expand it into something more permanent,” Williams said. “Be sure to bring your kids out, and let us share our love of the game with them!”
For any questions, please call the TLPGC Pro Shop at 304-265-3100.