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The Kids Are Alright

Golf’s first two significant events of 2015 were taken over by a twenty-something. First Jordan Spieth (21) wowed us at Augusta, winning The Masters with a -18 score, and this past weekend Rickie Fowler (26) shot -8 on his last 10 holes to win The PLAYERS Championship.

In my post prior to The Masters, I talked about Rory McIlroy and if you want to consider Bubba Watson and Adam Scott (36 and 34 respectively) a “young gun”, how they could be the players to watch to possibly win the green jacket.

Instead of experience, youth has taken over golf so far in 2015, so the kids are alright.

There are many programs and opportunities to get kids started young at playing golf. Here at Lake Ridge for example we have private junior instruction and rates for every day of play, FootGolf to introduce kids the basic rules and strategy to playing golf, and The First Tee Program of Prince William County, a junior golf program whose mission is to Impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

By starting early, young golfers are given basic values and knowledge that can lead to a lifetime of good character, a healthy lifestyle and tons of fun.

For my first round of golf this year I walked 9 holes at General’s Ridge Golf Course, a sister course of ours in Manassas Park, VA. It’s not exactly the most walking-friendly course, but it did provide a great work out. The front nine at General’s Ridge has about 1.9 miles of PLAYABLE land (3,344 yards from the championship tees), not to mention the distance between holes which can be quite significant at this course.

Did you know walking 18 holes of golf is equal to a 5-Mile walk or 3.5-Mile run? So if good health and wellness is something you’re looking for for yourself, or your kids, perhaps golf is an option you should consider.

For more information on our programs visit the links above, call the golf shop at 703-494-5564 or email questions to info@lakeridgegc.com.

For more information on The First Tee of Prince William County visit their website at http://www.thefirstteeprincewilliamcounty.org/club/scripts/public/public.asp or visit the Prince William County Parks Department website at https://parksandrec.pwcgov.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html.