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May 17, 2011

Golden Horseshoe Junior Golf Program Begins June 20

The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club will conduct its popular junior golf clinic this summer beginning Monday, June 20 at the Green Course driving range and putting green, located at 651 S. England St. in Williamsburg.

Open to girls and boys ages 6 – 16, the clinic is presented in seven sessions – all Mondays except Tuesday, July 5 – June 20 and 27, July 5, 11, 16 and 25 and Aug. 1. Youth ages 6 – 10 meet from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., and ages 11 – 16 meet from 5 to 6 p.m. During the one-hour sessions, PGA golf professionals Jeff Winters and Greg Lynch provide instruction on rules and etiquette of golf, fundamentals of the golf swing, use of short and long irons and woods and short game topics of pitching, chipping and putting.

Cost of the seven-week clinic is $105 per junior golfer and includes instruction and an awards ceremony and cookout held on the last day of the clinic. For more information or to register, call Jeff Winters at 757-565-8697. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. June 17.

Upon registration, one parent and one junior golfer receive an open invitation to play nine holes on the Spotswood Course for $25 per visit, including cart, on a space-available basis. Called the “best short nine-hole course in the country” by Golf Magazine, the par-31 Spotswood Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and measures 1,865 yards with one 480-yard par 5, par 4s of 285 and 305 yards, and six par-3 holes that vary from 90 to 215 yards.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and presentation of the 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg offers more than 1,000 guest rooms among five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn, four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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