Registration continues until June 1 for the Methow Valley Junior Golf Program at Bear Creek Golf Course near Winthrop.
The program’s new coach is Todd Gjesvold, winner of the 1989 Washington State Amateur competition and runner up in 1987. He competed on the Columbia Basin Community College and Oregon State University golf teams. He recently worked at the Pebble Beach course before returning to his home town of Omak, where he helps coach the high school golf team. Gjesvold takes over for Jenna Miller, who coached the last two years. He also plans to teach adults.
Assistant coach Charlie Thornton-White will return this year.
Junior Golf is open to boys and girls from age 7 through 17. The program consists of a summer clinic from June 22–26 with follow-up sessions on July 2, 9 and 16. There will be a Junior Golf tournament on July 23.
Instruction is designed for emerging players who are new to golf or need to focus on fundamentals, and developing players who are more experienced and want to improve their game. Junior golfers focus on basic golf routine and fundamentals; golf etiquette and course care; rules of the game; and pace of play.
Cost is $100 and includes instruction, practice and course play, with a maximum of 12 players per session; discounted greens fees on certain days; loaned clubs; and use of other equipment. Scholarships are available.
At the end of the program, Junior Golf certification is awarded to players who demonstrate proficiency in each of the focus areas.
To sign up, contact Jill Sheley at email@example.com, or visit the Bear Creek pro shop. Return forms and payment to Bear Creak by June 1.