UNIVERSITY PARK, — Golfing teens looking to hone their skills before heading back to school can get their game on at University Park Country Club, which is hosting a new Summer Teen Golf Camp, Aug. 1-3, 2017.

The three-day camp is open to junior golfers ages 13-18 and provides an opportunity for aspiring and experienced teen golfers to improve and gain added appreciation and enjoyment of the game. An added bonus is having former South African Open Champion and Assistant Golf Pro Clinton Whitelaw as the head instructor, who will share his skill, knowledge and acumen.

Over the three days, all aspects of the golf game will be covered, including reviewing the fundamentals of the golf swing and the different characteristics required when playing with wedges, irons and woods. Additional skills covered include:

– Rules, etiquette and respect for the game

– Short game techniques

– Fitness instruction, how to warm up and down correctly with fitness instructor Sue Marillier

– Fundamentals of stance, alignment

– Ball position, posture and grip

– Pitching technique

– Scoring shots

– Learning good practice habits

– Video analysis

– Daily Forum Q&A

– Participants will also receive a lunch voucher to The Park Grille & Café (Thursday session), rules book, 18 holes of golf, and prizes throughout the camp.

Camp Dates:

August 1-3, 2017


Tuesday, August 1 – 8:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Wednesday, August 2 – 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 3 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Includes lunch and 18 holes of golf)


$199/per student


Advance registration required and space is limited. Register in person at the Pro Shop, call 941-355-3888, Ext. 236 or email [email protected]

About University Park Country Club

Located at 7671 The Park Boulevard in University Park, Fla., University Park Country Club is open to the public for daily golf play, as well as daily lunch and Sunday Brunch at the Park Grille & Café. Consistently honored with numerous “Best of Sarasota” awards from Sarasota Magazine and the Herald-Tribune, including Best Place to Play Golf and Tennis, Dining with a View, and Best Sunday Brunch, the Golf Digest 4-Star rated club’s Golf Academy provides hourly, single an multi-day clinics and social events for men and women, a Junior Golf Academy program and flexible options for seasonal and summer golf memberships, tournaments, and social functions for up to 200 people. For more information, visit or call 941-359-9999.

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