Friday, May 11, 2007
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Lincoln College and Lincoln Elks offer 'Hook A Kid On Golf' program          Send a link to a friend

[May 11, 2007]  Lincoln College and the Lincoln Elks 914 Country Club are joining forces in helping kids learn to play the game of golf. LC and the Elks Charitable Trust are hosting a national skill development golf program called "Hook A Kid On Golf." The program is administered by the National Alliance for Youth Sports and is aimed at youngsters who normally would not have the opportunity to learn to play the sport of golf.

A Tee Level Clinic, in which youngsters receive a free weeklong instruction in the fundamentals of playing golf, starts June 4, 8:30 a.m.-noon, at the Elks in Lincoln. Participants receive a starter set of golf clubs, a golf shirt, golf balls and other supplies, such as an easy-to-understand rule book.

Youngsters ages 8-15 can participate free of charge through the generosity of the Elks Charitable Trust Foundation along with a special grant from both the state and national Hook A Kid On Golf foundations. To be eligible to participate, youngsters must have never played golf, not own a set of golf clubs and be between the ages of 8 and 15.

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"Lincoln College and the Elks Charitable Trust are excited about the opportunity to host this program," said Jeff Nelson, local site coordinator for the program. "Most youngsters have unlimited opportunities to play sports such as baseball, basketball and football, but only a select few get the opportunity to learn about golf."

The program kicks off June 4 and runs until June 8. For more information or to register, contact the following individuals at Lincoln College: Jeff Nelson, 217-732-3155, ext. 315; John Stoltzenburg, 217-732-3155, ext. 327; or Jan Bowers, 217-732-3155, ext. 255.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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