LAMONI, IA - Graceland University hosted a Golf Camp with 41 participants at the Lamoni Golf and Country Club on June 29 through July 1. The field included golfers, ranging in age from first grade through Jr. High School, from around Southern Iowa to Des Moines and Northern Missouri.
The instruction for the camp was provided by Lamoni Golf and Country Club Professional Dave Ranney, Graceland Coach Kevin Brunner, and college and high school golfers Tim Brunner, Nicholas Gruich and Jordan Lester. Throughout the week, the instructors taught fundamentals of the game, proper etiquette, putting, chipping and the full golf swing. Each camper received a T-shirt, golf tee bag, golf balls, divot tool, ball marker and golf tees, as all the golfers sought to develop their skills.
On Friday, a beautiful summer day greeted the golfers for the tournament. All golfers at the tournament received either a medal or trophy, with the champion and the runner-up in each age division receiving a trophy.
"The golfers in the tournament displayed great swings and improved short games," stated Brunner. "The sportsmanship of the players was excellent as they competed."
Lunch on Friday was provided by Lamoni Golf and Country Club with the assistance of Pat Hoffman. Parents of the youth helped on Friday by keeping score for the players in the tournament.
Winners for the 15th annual golf tournament included:
- 1st – 3rd grades
- Girls – Elsa Schaff, Claire Kouba
- Tanner Streit, Brady Lester (tied)
- 4th – 6th grades
- Girls – Emma Shields, Tegan Streit
- Boys – Owen Kouba, Quinn Taylor
- 7th – 9th grades
- Girls – Kristin Schaff, Lourdes Kouba
- Boys – Taylor Cole, Levi Henry
- (tied with Landen Crabtree & Quinton Johnson)
"Anyone interested in the event for next summer should watch the Graceland University website for details," continued Brunner. "Thank you to all who made this camp an enjoyable experience for the participants."
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