Tri-State Junior Golf League getting underway

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

C.W. Cummings, Master Golf Teaching Professional, is excited to kick off the new Tri-State Junior Golf League and lessons, sponsored by Arkansas Northeastern College Department of Community Education.

C.W. Cummings, program director

The new junior golf league begins this month and will include Northeast Arkansas, West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri and is open to youth ages 6-18.

The eight-week summer classes will ready students for league play in the fall.

Students will learn the basics of golf including the swing, rules and etiquette. Students will receive professional instruction at over a dozen golf courses throughout the tri-state area.

Enrollment will be on a first come, first serve basis. Classes will include a minimum of eight and maximum of 24 students.

Cummings, program director, will use the "Green to Tee, Tee to Green" instruction approach.

This approach teaches kids the game from around the putting green first.

The program will have instruction for students of all levels of experience.

Beginners will be provided a general overview of golf, fundamentals and mechanics, course education, promote confidence and fun through learning and success.

Intermediate instruction will identify strengths, upgrade weaknesses, correct faulty mechanics, develop monitoring skills and awareness through knowledge.

The advanced goals include increasing knowledge, insight, and stroke execution, facilitate effective decision-making abilities, stroke precision, and course management.

Golfers will be ready to compete against each other from surrounding areas in the fall.

"Kids really like competition and with the tri-state area league they will have the opportunity to compete and use their skills with different players at different courses," Cummings said.

Cummings said it is large area and he will be busy taking the program to the students.

He also plans to continue lessons after school in the fall.

The eight week program will be $60 with checks made payable to ANC.

To register, contact the ANC Department of Community Education at 870-762-167 or 870-762-3168 or email at

Each class is 75 minutes long to include instruction, practice and clean-up.

For the Buffalo Island area, forms are available at the Town Crier in Manila.

There will also be an adult program in the fall through ANC. Cummings said sites will be announced soon.

Areas included in the Tri-State Golf League will be Blytheville, Armorel, Osceola, Wilson, Marion, Manila, Leachville, Monette, Black Oak, Jonesboro, Brookland, Trumann, Marked Tree, Bay, Paragould, Piggott, Corning, Rector, Marmaduke, Lake City and Caraway.

Southeast Missouri includes Caruthersville, Hayti, Kennett, Steele, Hornersville, Cooter, Malden, Portageville and Poplar Bluff.

Western Tennessee includes Dyersburg, Newbern, Alamo and Humboldt.

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