Young golfers learn the ropes at Eaton summer camp


By Oliver Sanders - osanders@civitasmedia.com



Coach Randy Titkemeyer instructs campers on the basics of sand traps.


Coach Titkemeyer works with campers in groups on fundamentals.


EATON — The Eaton High School golf program held their annual four-day summer camp at the Eaton Country Club from May 31-June 3. Eaton coach Randy Titkemeyer was proud of the turn out of so many young people who were brought in for the camp.

“It’s doing great. When everyone is here, we have seventeen to eighteen kids out here,” Coach Titkemeyer said during a camp session. “We teach the basic fundamentals, such as stance, grip alignment, golf etiquette and most of all, having fun. The skills that you learn here over time, most of these kids have come here since they were in third grade and they come in to learn progression.

“In many cases they come to camp, they don’t play but it’s fun and they learn a game they have fun in,” Titkemeyer added. “Hopefully when they will come back to camp all the way through high school, I’ve had many start in third grade and become part of the varsity later on. But the camp is also for those who just want to learn the game.”

Several volunteers came out to help with the camp, including PGA professional Mike McGee, who was there for two days. Fundamentals taught included sand traps, driving, putting, stance, how to use the right length clubs and the importance of having fun.

The Eagle golf team will begin the 2016 preseason in late July, where coach Titkemeyer hopes to see another successful season under his tutelage.

The Eaton Country Club is run by Gary Reffly who is also manager of the Pro-Shop. The Country Club is open to the public all day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays after 2 p.m., and Mondays after 3 p.m.

Coach Randy Titkemeyer instructs campers on the basics of sand traps.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Randy-Titkemeyer-with-kids-at-sandtrap.jpgCoach Randy Titkemeyer instructs campers on the basics of sand traps.

Coach Titkemeyer works with campers in groups on fundamentals.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Titkemeyer-with-campers-before-driving-lessons.jpgCoach Titkemeyer works with campers in groups on fundamentals.

By Oliver Sanders

osanders@civitasmedia.com

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @osanders_RH

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