USGA Junior Day Aims to Introduce Young Players to Golf

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A family-friendly day of activities hosted by the USGA will introduce young people to the game of golf at the 118th U.S. Open Championship.

USGA Junior Day will be held on Wednesday June 13 at the iconic Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

“Part of the USGA’s mission is to provide opportunities for future generations of golfers to experience everything that the game has to offer,” said Beth Major, USGA director of public & community affairs.

Interactive golf

Major explained Junior Day allowed youths to interact with the game in a meaningful and engaging way, which she hoped would help spark a lifelong interest in golf.

The event will make use of interactive stations to spark interest in various aspects of the great game.

Juniors will be encouraged to track activities on a complementary ‘scorecard’, which can be redeemed for a prize at the Merchandise Pavilion throughout the day.

Starting at 8am, young fans will also be treated to several unique fan experiences.

USGA Junior Day experiences

These experiences will include: an LPGA-USGA Girl Golf ‘Play Station’, where kids will have the opportunity to learn or sharpen their golf swing with fun games, including hitting the ball into the mouth of giant shark.

An interactive—‘Learning Science Through Golf’—course will teach youngsters the scientific principles that influence the game. While a 180-degree video experience, presented by Deloitte, will keep them entertained, and a green screen photo studio, in the USGA Fan Clubhouse, will provide ample Instagram opportunities.

Tickets to the 2018 U.S. Open Championship start at $75 per adult for Wednesday’s practice round and can be purchased online at www.usopen.com.

Juniors 18 and under receive complimentary admission with a ticketed adult throughout the championship. There is a limit of two junior tickets per adult ticket holder.

To register for USGA Junior Day, or for more information, visit: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4310834/2018-Inside-the-U-S-Open-Junior-Day

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