Junior golf programs have long been an essential avenue for young golfers who love the game. It’s a game that teaches kids to become responsible adults in a multitude of ways. College scholarships and the potential of a professional career have always been strong enticements. Familiar names such as Jim Furyk, Phil Michelson, Paula Creamer and Christie Kerr all came through the ranks of junior golf. Harbor Hills professional Tom Leimberger encourages early exposure to the sport.“Start at a young age,” he says, “to get the fundamentals right.”
Mark Panigoni and Keith McColl agree. The two first met in 2015 at St. Andrews in Scotland, golf’s undisputed birthplace. A great friendship ensued and four years later, they formed the Highlander Junior Golf Tour in Florida. Their goal is to develop junior golfers in Florida with year-round play in a competitive and encouraging environment. Mark and Keith are strongly committed to providing ample opportunities for our youngsters to grow in golf and in the game of Life.
The Highlander Junior Golf Tour is now host to regular competitive golf matches. Most importantly, these matches are all at an affordable price with local venues close to home. This Saturday, Harbor Hills Country Club is honored to host the tour. It’s a stroke play event and Harbor Hills is the perfect setting for both players and spectators. Sponsorship is what keeps these opportunities available for our aspiring young golfers. For more information, link to http://highlanderjuniortour.
Speaking of age-related achievements, hearty congratulations to friend and neighbor Jim Cochran. Jim, 73, shot his age for the first time ever at his home course of Harbor Hills. Way to go, Jim!