Letter to the Editor

Thanks for the golf camps

Sunday, June 28, 2009

To the Editor:

Thanks to Mark Rogers and Forest Park Golf Camp staff.

I would like to thank Mr. Rogers and his staff for putting on a golf camp for the children of our community.

Mr. Rogers makes it a real special time for these children and I know my son looked forward to coming and having fun. The staff of high school and early college students are patient and helpful with the kids as well.

My son has shown a greater interest in golf this year. The camp has given him the opportunity to learn the basics of golf, which I don't have the patience to teach.

Starting with the etiquette of golf and what is expected of a "gentlemen golfer." He has also been given the beginning knowledge of what creates a good golf swing.

And more importantly, the confidence to know that with practice, he can improve as a golfer.

The camp just recently finished for his age group and he is already asking, "can I go back next year?" My reply is, "of course you can."

Thanks Mark Rogers and Forest Park Golf Course staff. You will see a lot of these kids year after year.

Jonathan Ringo,