September 02, 2014 –
A junior clinic was held this afternoon for youth from the Boys & Girls Club as part of the Prairie Band Casino Charity Classic that begins this week at Firekeeper Golf Course. Part of the charitable proceeds from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Symetra Tour will go to the Club.
Jackie Stoelting is seen offering instructions to a budding golfer about how to hit the ball. Stoelting is listed in the top ten of potential money winners this week and told the News that she enjoys teaching young people how to play the game of golf. Stoelting is from Vero Beach, Florida.
Calle Nielson, from Nashville, Tennessee, had fun with the kids who were all in for a selfie pose. Nielson has been on the tour for three years and said she particularly enjoys conducting the junior clinics on the tour.
In the foreground is Tim Kramer who is also with the Symetra Tour and gave tips of golfing to the kids.
A curious youngster at work and learning the game.
Kids were eager and ready to learn.
The Symetra Tour is back in Kansas for the first time since 2010 and there are 144 women golfers aspiring to become LPGA professionals this week. The Prairie Band Casino & Resort Charity Classic is the 18th event of the season and golfers will compete for the Potawatomi Cup that was formed this year in conjunction with four Symetra Tour events that are being sponsored by the Potawatomi Nations’ casinos. A total of $40,000 in bonus money is available at the four events including $8,500 at each event. The player that performs the best at the four events will receive an additional $6,000 at the end of the year that ends at the Prairie Band Casino & Resott Charity Classic on Sunday in Mayetta.