May 302008
 

Schenectady’s Mayor Brian Stratton supports new junior golf program. Click here for tournament information on the Mayor’s tournament or register on-line at tournament registration.

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Schenectady Mayor Brian Stratton announced the inagural charity fund raiser to raise money for Schenectady’s Hook a Kid on Golf program.

The program is designed to introduce the game of golf to children who would not have acess to clubs, courses or lessons.

The mayor extended a personal invitation to join the effort to support “Hook a Kid on Golf” — the nationally acclaimed youth golf program — to the Schenectady Municipal Golf Course.  

“I believe that the lessons that golf teaches can translate into other areas of life. Even more importantly, children that are active in sports or other organized activities are also far more likely to stay out of trouble and become productive members of society.”

Stratton says this program is capable of providing Schenectady youth with the opportunity to grow into mature, understanding, and productive adults and community leaders. Golfers will learn to compete by embracing ethics, etiquette, positive thinking, communication, friendship and empathy for fellow competitors. They learn the importance of being prompt, the value of preparation, patience and yes, “the rub of the green” or “life’s hard knocks.”  This community-based program teaches what it takes to play golf and along the way they learn what it takes to be successful in life and, we hope, contributing members of our community.
 
The proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarships to Schenectady youth so they may attend the “Hook a Kid on Golf” clinics this summer at the municipal golf course – the “Crown Jewel” of Schenectady. 
 
Contact Schenectady PGA professional Brian Damon at 382-5155 for more information.