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Junior golf clinic a success

Over the past 19 years, hundreds of local youngsters have been introduced to the great game of golf through the annual three-day Junior Golf Clinics hosted by the Nevada County Country Club.

Our most recent clinic, hosted June 17-19, attracted 56 students, ages 7 to 14. They rotated through five stations, learning the basics of golf, including the swing, chipping, putting and golf etiquette. The cost per junior for the three-day event was only $25.

We could not host this clinic without the support and help of our membership and the community at large. I would like to thank golf professionals and instructors Dan Radabaugh, Sydney Zink, John Eisenhower and Mary Deardorff for helping me with the teaching.



Numerous volunteers pitched in as well. Thanks to Trevon Eggar, Ian Blue, Louie and Marian Slayton, Jerry Walton, Frank Schmidt, Ron Keeling, Roy Frater, Dale Nettles, Jim Heard, Dave Koslosky and Gary Deardorff.

Most of all, I would like to thank local State Farm Insurance agent Mike Bratton, who provided all the tournament prizes, including a sleeve of golf balls and a golf towel for each participant.



Mike Rademaker, club pro/general manager

Nevada County Country Club

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