Kids can learn about golf at a free instructional kids' clinic next week at The Player's Club at Wakefield Plantation in north Raleigh.
The Rex Hospital Open, which begins Sunday, and The First Tee of the Triangle are offering the clinic at 6 p.m., Tuesday. The clinic is limited to the first 100 participants and registration is required. Spots go quickly for this so now is the time to sign up if you are interested.
Kids do not need their own golf clubs. The First Tee will provide equipment to use. Parents are encouraged to watch, but are not allowed to be actively involved in the clinic, according to a release.
The First Tee aims to use golf to build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices in young people. First Tee volunteers and other teaching professionals will run the clinic.
To register your child for the clinic, go to thefirstteetriangle.org.
The Rex Hospital Open begins Sunday and continues until June 23. The event includes a Carolina Hurricanes-sponsored family fun day on June 22 with face painting, bounce houses, mini-golf, a rock climbing wall and more.
On June 23, during Service Appreciation Day, the Open offers free admission for active and former military, police, fire and EMS. The first 500 attendees receive a free hat. After the final hole, there will be a demonstration jump by the All Veteran Parachute Team on the 18th hole, followed by the Open trophy presentation.
Admission to the Open is free to kids 16 and under with an adult.