Inaugural ImpactZone junior expo in Southwest Florida big success
By Greg Hardwig
NAPLES, Fla. – Impact Zone Golf's first free junior golf expo was a hit last Saturday at Tiburon Golf Club.
More than 200 came to the expo to participate in clinics, hear from Impact Zone founder Bobby Clampett and his staff, and PGA Tour player Dudley Hart. There also was a trick-shot clinic.
"I'm excited to be able to give back to the community by supporting an organization that is near and dear to my heart," said Clampett, a PGA Master Professional who was also a three-time All-American and two-time Haskins Award winner as the most outstanding collegiate golfer of the year while at BYU. "I truly believe this is the greatest game on earth, and I'm thrilled to share my passion with kids of all ages at this event."
Sponsorship donations exceeded $6,000, with proceeds going straight to The First Tee Naples/Collier, accompanied by three Junior Academy Membership scholarships donated by Impact Zone Golf.
Top golf manufacturers were all present, demonstrating the latest in golf merchandise and technology.
All levels of junior golfers – from advanced to those who may have never picked up a club – were part of the day.
More information on Impact Zone Golf's summer schedule of Junior Programs may be found by visiting impactzonegolf.com.
Games included closest to the pin, longest/straightest drive, a dunk tank, and face painting.
Several juniors from The First Tee Naples/Collier, along with Executive Director Cindy Darland, volunteered at the event.
Impact Zone Golf instructors on hand included Alex Giguere, who gave a special presentation on his own youth golf experience in Collier County, Josh Jeffers, Dan Grannan, Paul Celano, Tom O'Brien, Evan Kussoff, and Kevin Walker.
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