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Camp introduces kids to golf

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - While summer time is filled with athletic camps designed to help kids improve at a sport, one Albany camp is focused on simply introducing the game.

The Albany Recreation Department and Flint River Golf Course held their 16th annual Hook a Kid on Golf Camp this week.

It's a national program designed to get kids on the golf course.

Twenty campers took part this week. Each received a free set of clubs and other golf necessities. Flint River pro Roy Snead helped teach the basics of the golf swing.

Two of the campers say they wanted to learn the game because they want to play with relatives.

"I have uncles who golf and they come out here," says 11 year old Isaac Moody. "I just want to come with them."

"Before I didn't really know how to swing," says nine year old Brayden Boone, who wants to play with her father. "Now I hit a lot better because I know how to swing better."

One issue many of the world's golf associations have been attempting to solve is how to get more kids interested in the game of golf. Snead says camps like these are a big part of the solution.

"Once you demonstrate a few shots to them, you say, 'Hey man, come here, let me show you something,'" he says. "Then you work with them. Once they hit two or three good balls, I think you got them hooked."

The Youth Sports Alliance also helped host the event.

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