Gause Elementary School 3rd – 5th grade students were recently provided a chance to give golf a swing with a special PE lesson from representatives of the Washington Youth Golf Academy at Camas Meadows.
“Golf is a great lifelong activity,” explained Mark Bauer to his students. “You can play this game when you are up in your 60s, 70s, 80s, and even older.”
Bauer also reinforced that golf requires several components of fitness including walking, flexibility, muscular strength and endurance.
The short golf class gave students basic instruction and practice on how to hold and move the clubs through drives, chips and putts swings. The instructors were Camas Meadows Golf Pros Bryce Poulin and Chris Garrison, who will work to introduce the game of golf to approximately 3,000 students in several local school district during the 2014-15 school year.
Poulin also invited students to participate in the upcoming Youth Golf Launch Party on Saturday, March 7 from 2-4 p.m. at Camas Meadows. The WYGA event is free to attend and will feature mini putt and Wii golf, complimentary milkshakes, door prizes and information about their youth programs which begin March 16.
“The core value of the WYGA is community outreach and providing a place for youth to learn golf and skills for life,” Poulin said.
** Written by Our Kids WA (Article: http://www.ourkidswa.com/2015/03/05/gause-elementary-students-give-golf-a-swing/)