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PGA Junior Golf Camps announces significant expansion

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Chambers Bay Golf Course selected as a host site; led by noted local golf professional Ryan Young.

PGA Junior Golf Camps recently announced that it has selected Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place as a host site for its junior golf camps this summer. The addition of Chambers Bay Golf Course is part of a significant national expansion plan, which will place the camps at 75-plus nationwide locations. The camp will be led by local golf professional Ryan Young, PGA.

All PGA Junior Golf Camps are led by PGA professionals and designed for juniors of all skill levels. The camps’ curriculum allows kids to learn the game in a fun, supportive environment, following a unique progression development tract that focuses on promoting fundamental golf skills, including full swing, putting and chipping – as well as life and character skills, such as good sportsmanship, camaraderie and integrity.

“We are thrilled to have been selected as a camp location,” Young said. “In that the PGA of America is known for its expertise in golf instruction and growing the game of golf, the camps will be primed as the go-to destination for quality junior golf instruction this summer. I am excited to be able to offer the finest junior golf camps to the young golfers of our community.”

New for 2016, the “Competitive Edge” camps are focused on intense game improvement for co-eds ages 12-18 preparing for tournament play and collegiate golf. Camps include the advanced study of all aspects of the game, the use of the industry’s most advanced instruction technologies, and daily on-course instruction to hone course management skills. These advanced camps will also incorporate fitness and conditioning sessions, nutrition seminars, and evening sessions featuring notable experts within the junior golf space. Four “Competitive Edge” camp locations have been announced, including Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., the home of the 97th PGA Championship; PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Silverado Resort & Country Club in Napa, Calif.; and Pauma Valley (Calif.) Country Club just outside of San Diego.

“PGA Junior Golf Camps’ focus is on both golf skills and character development,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “That, combined with the fact that they are all led by PGA Professionals, is what makes them so successful. As the PGA celebrates its Centennial in 2016, we remain steadfast in our commitment to growing the game of golf, and these camps will help ensure the future of our sport.”

“Whether a child wants to pick up a new skill and learn to play a round with mom and dad, or is interested in competitive tournament play and looking for opportunities to earn college scholarships, PGA Junior Golf Camps are teaching a game that can be enjoyed for a lifetime,” said Marc Haddad, founder and CEO of PGA Junior Golf Camps. “We look forward to building our network of PGA Junior Golf Camps across the country with the PGA of America brand, which represents the best in golf instruction.”

Camp registration is now open. To find camps by state and to register online, visit or call 888-PGA-PLAY (888-742-7529).

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