Gatlinburg Golf Course to host Smoky Mountain Junior Golf

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—The Gatlinburg Golf Course will begin providing free golf for young area golfers who are members of Smoky Mountain Junior Golf, Inc.

The newly formed non-profit entity, spearheaded by Sevier County native Spencer Cross, who is a University of Tennessee golfer and 2015 TSSAA State Champion, is aimed at giving Sevier County children the opportunity to play golf to teach life skills, give them the ability to meet new friends and allow for free access to golf instruction and equipment. The program is open to children ages eight through seniors in high school, who are residents of Sevier County.

Smoky Mountain Junior Golf members are eligible to play a free nine-hole, walking round at the Gatlinburg Golf Course Monday through Thursday after 4 p.m. Junior golfers must make a tee time based on availability and clubs will be provided if needed. This initial offer of free golf rounds for area juniors begins on September 27 and runs through November 18.

Also, as part of the Smoky Mountain Junior Golf program, the PGA Staff at the Gatlinburg Golf Course will be providing free weekly clinics on Thursdays at 4 p.m. from September 30 through November 4. Those wishing to participate in the weekly clinics must call the Gatlinburg Golf Course at 865-453-3912.

Parents or guardians must sign a release form for their junior golfers and provide supervision for their junior golfers if under the age of 13.

For more information on the Smoky Mountain Junior Golf program, please contact the Gatlinburg Golf Course at 865-453-3912 and ask to speak to a member of the PGA Professional Staff or contact Spencer Cross at 865-201-5610.

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