Jr. Golf Academy participantsAspiring young golfers can learn the basic skills of the game of golf by attending the Cherokee Run Golf Club Junior Golf Academy, June 19-22. The golf academy is from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. daily during the week of June 19 and is designed for golfers ages six to 12 years of age.

Instruction during the academy includes: putting and chipping, fundamentals of golf practice range, a turf care tour, full swing, practice range, scramble tournament and awards on the last day of camp. Lunch is included each day. The cost to participate is only $125 per child. “Summer is the perfect time while kids are out of school to focus on learning a new skill or sport and the Junior Golf Academy is the perfect opportunity to hone those skills,” said Cherokee Run Golf Professional Andy Bowman. “We look forward to teaching the game of golf to a new generation and hopefully instill a love for the game in them.”

To register for the Junior Golf Academy, contact Golf Professional Andy Bowman or Assistant Golf Professional Josh Houser in the Cherokee Run Pro Shop at 770-785-7904. For more information on summer tournaments and rates, visit www.cherokeerungolfclub.com.

Cherokee Run Golf Club is an 18-hole championship 72 par course with a 143 slope, 7,016 yards and a 75.1 rating. The design features Mini Verde dwarf bermuda greens, Zoysia fairways and 96 strategically placed bunkers. Cherokee Run was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay of the Arnold Palmer Design Group and originally opened in 1995. The course is owned and operated by the city of Conyers.