Participants in the Canyon Lake Junior Golf Camp, held July 11 to 15, found themselves running an obstacle course, dribbling a soccer-sized ball with their feet, learning to swing a golf club while standing in a hula hoop, and many other games and skills lessons during the annual event. Activities for the 164 youths, ages 5 to 14, were designed to enhance coordination, agility, golf skills and etiquette.
To top it all off, the event concluded Friday with a barbecue and awards ceremony at the Golf Course. Approximately 400 people attended the barbecue where attendees were treated to free hamburgers and drinks, and each child who participated in the program received a medal and free prize.
This event was hosted by the Golf Pro Shop and the Family Golf Club. Golf Pro Pat Kemball organized the camp with help from first assistant Brian Carlson; office assistants Tanner Shuman, Jeremie Henke and Baylee Barckley; outside services Dave Shankland; volunteers from Temescal Canyon High School and others.
Pat Kemball says he would like to thank the Title Sponsor Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce for its donation of $1,500, as well as the Canyon Lake Men’s Golf Club and Jim Paulis of the Horserace Club.
Members of the Canyon Lake Women’s Golf Club he would like to thank for helping with check-in and setting up the prizes are Valerie Montgomery, Ura Furry, Darlene Cortez, Anita Fairfield, Ina Pickard, Linda Johnson, Lou DeYoung, Linda Kamashian, Mimi LaRosa, Marilyn Bridges, Phyllis Weed and Sue Sell.
Volunteers appreciated for their help with the barbecue were Jeff and Karen Reams and Joe and Linda Kamashian.
Golfer Barbara Spraul, who was on hand to take these pictures for The Friday Flyer, says, “This is an amazing and very large event that Pat has done every year since he became our Pro. I was so impressed with the organization of the event, the fun and awareness of golf provided to the kids, and how hard everyone works to make it a success. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful activity in our community. A big thanks should go to Pat and his team and all of the volunteers!”
Funds raised at the Ray Chenette Memorial Golf Tournament, hosted earlier this year by the Family Golf Club and Chamber of Commerce, helped make the camp possible.