Junior golf league starting in early June at Franklinton Country Club

Published 3:46 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

There is a new golf league coming to Washington Parish this summer.
The Washington Parish Golf League is starting in early June.
The league is open to any Washington Parish resident who is between 10 and 18 years of age.
Bowling Green School coach Aaron Lott, who is running the league, said the idea of the league to give the golfers an opportunity they might not realize exists.
“There are so many opportunities that go by the wayside and scholarship money for golf,” Lott said. “I didn’t realize how many college teams are looking for golfers until my son (Mitchell Lott) went through the process. The Franklinton Country Club has stepped up and has given us a very reduced rate for the kids to participate in this, and as an added advantage, the college golf coach, Andrew MacBean, from Millsaps College will come down and do free clinics after the tournaments at the driving range. I encourage anyone in that age group to take advantage of any instruction from a college golf coach.”
The league features four tournaments with two each in June and July.
The tournaments take place June 3 and 17 and July 8 and 22.
Awards will be given to the top three from each age following the tournaments.
There will be an overall award, following the final tournament. Golfers will receive points based on where they finish in each tournament and that goes toward the overall award. The overall award is not based on age.
The league has three age groups, 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18, and they will play a different number of holes.
The 10-12s play five holes while 13-14s compete on nine holes and 15-18s are going all 18.
The cost is $10 to $20 per tournament per child depending on their age and that includes their range balls.
For more information about the league, call Lott at 601-329-9002.