Kids Learn Life Lessons Playing Golf

The U.S. Kids Golf Montgomery Local Tour kicked off their tournament season Tuesday at Aroostook Golf Course.  Children ages 5-14 took part in the tournament competing in varying age divisions.

For 9-year-old Lauryn Leonard this isn’t her first tournament, but she sticks to her game plan and routine before every shot.

“I get behind my ball, I do my practice swing, I set my feet,” she explained, “I do my check point and then I get up to the ball and do the same thing.”

That focus and determination also helps her break par off the course as she says she applies it to her school work.

Fellow golfer, 10-year-0ld Carmen Britt has been shooting for birdies ever since she first picked up a golf club at a young age.

“You can always progress, there’s no stopping to how much you can progress,” Britt shared.

Her dad, Richard Britt is her caddy for the tournament and says the he cherishes their time together on the course.

“I think that’s one of the greatest things that we get to walk on the course and I caddy for her,” he said, “and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

For information on the U.S. Kids Golf program click here.

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