Camper's walk down the 15th fairway in the morning sun during the end of camp tournament. Campers form teams and play it out over two days in a scramble for best score.
The Finley Junior Golf Camp began in the early 80's and started as more
of a "golf league" for youngsters than an "instructional
camp". Kids showed up at the course, practiced for a couple of hours
with the resident pro, and then went out on the course and played the
rest of the day.
Finley Junior Golf Campers that excelled were selected to a traveling
team that competed against other teams, at other courses, in the region.
Similar to a Ryder Cup or President's Cup, winning teams were awarded
prizes, recognition and the pride of representing their home course.
In the early nineties, the game of golf began to grow throughout the world.
More people were watching, playing and considering taking up the game.
Accordingly, the Finley Junior Golf Camp changed its focus. It would still
retain the competitive nature of its past with an end-of-camp tournament,
but would prioritize instruction and learning as its primary mission.
This opened the doors to golfers of all skill levels. As our motto indicates,
the Finley Junior Golf Camp strives for all it's campers to learn golf
while having fun.
Today, the camp continues to grow every summer and many alumni have gone
on to pursue golf as a career.