Payson Golf Course Offers Special Series For Novice Women Duffers

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Jan Parsons is touting the fun, camaraderie and skill enhancement that beginning women golfers can enjoy during the “Drive, Wine and Dine” nights to be held next month at Payson Golf Course.

The events, which are priced $15 for each night, will be held at 5 p.m. May 3, 10, 17 and 24.

Parsons says the sessions are designed to “teach golf basics, practice what you learn, eat, drink and socialize.”

She says the sessions are also for ladies who want to learn to play golf as well as those who are beginning golfers.

For more information, call Parsons at (928) 978-7606 or e-mail her at Jan@paysongolfcourse.com.

Junior rules clinic

Chaparral Pines and the Junior Golf Association of Arizona will host a free junior golfer rules clinic from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, April 25 at the course located east of Payson.

Before junior golfers can participate in any JGAA events, they are required to attend one of the various clinics held around the state.

Rene Apps, a resident of Chaparral Pines, is encouraging local youth to attend the Payson-area clinic, saying in past years, “most of the clinics were held in Phoenix and golfers in northern Arizona had to travel south to complete this requirement.”

Junior golfers and those on the high school team are welcome to attend.

JGAA assistant executive director Scott McNevin is also encouraging young golfers to participate, saying it is an excellent way to let JGAA coaches know there may be nonmembers looking to join a team.

For more information, call McNevin at (602) 944-6168.

Co-ed basketball on deck

Lady Longhorn head basketball coach Kelly Krieg has scheduled a training skills camp for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 9 in Wilson Dome. Assisting Krieg at the camp will be Valley-area club coach Dave Cureton. The camp is open to boys and girls from sixth-grade through high school seniors. The fee is $20.

Krieg says she hopes to host the camps every two weeks and is encouraging aspiring players to attend as many as possible.

To participate, show up dressed out.

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