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Emerald Links' junior camps get kids started in golf the fun way

Emerald Links professional Stephan Abrecht runs morning camps or boys and girls ages 6-15.
Emerald Links professional Stephan Abrecht runs morning camps or boys and girls ages 6-15.
Ron Patey

This summer’s golf camps for kids and teens at Emerald Links have already put plenty of youngsters on track to getting lots of enjoyment from taking up the game.

Camp instructor Stephan Abrecht says he looks forward to showing even more boys and girls the many upsides that the game has to offer players of all ages.

“My camp’s half-day sessions run Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. until noon for children and teens ages six to 15,” said Abrecht. “We have a camp scheduled every week until the end of August with lots of room available still for parents to register their kids.”

The student athletes are shown all the fun-damentals associated with golf and learn while practising the basic skills required to help young golfers develop their games.

“Throughout the week they spend time learning short game, full swing, rules of golf and basic etiquette. It’s all about making sure they have fun as they learn,” Abrecht said. “We also have a brand new practice hole at Emerald that I have been using with the kids to get them some really good short game practice.”

Lessons include instruction in golf etiquette and rules as well as practical instruction on the putting green, chipping green, driving range and actual course play.

The class sizes are limited to eight campers so the instructors are able to offer more individual attention. Complementary golf clubs are on-site if needed.

The registration fee for these camps is 225$ per child per week and the youngsters chow down on a light lunch each Friday.

Here are the available weeks:

  • July 21-25
  • July 28 - Aug. 1
  • Aug. 4–8
  • Aug. 1-15
  • Aug. 18–22

Abrecht is also presenting an Afternoon on the Course program.

Groups of four children max receive nine-hole playing lessons for a fee of $55 per child per day.

For more details and to register, call Emerald at 613.822.4653 or e-mail

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