Rose Hall Golf Academy pleased with 8th staging of summer camp
Participants in the 2022 Rose Hall Golf Academy Summer Camp pose for a photo after receiving their awards at the closing ceremony.

ROSE HALL, St James — Thirty individuals, age seven to 15 years, participated in the recent eighth staging of the four-week Rose Hall Golf Academy Annual Summer Camp held at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.

The camp had not been held for the past two years due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

"It has been a great comeback for the camp as the number of participants plus sponsors increased significantly, which is an indication that the impact of golf is growing," the academy said.

The camp, as in previous years, was spearheaded by the head golf coach and golf professional at Rose Hall Golf, which is the collective name of the Cinnamon Hill and White Witch Golf courses, Sebert Walker.

Andrew Smith of Discount Lumber and Hardware poses with winner of the Under-10 three-hole scramble Gabriel Graham (left), Keishawn Watson (centre) first runner-up, and  Celecia Nembhard in third place, after presenting them with their awards.

Walker had the assistance of four golf instructors and volunteers, including members of the Cinnamon Hill Golf Club as well as Richard and Valrie Grant. On the final day of the camp, the students in the Under-10 category participated in chipping competitions on the putting green.

Then there was a five-hole tournament in which the Under-13 and Under-17 participants got to show off the golf skills they learnt during the camp.

"This year's summer camp was seen as a huge welcome back to the number of activities kids can get involved in over the holiday period.With 30 participants, the biggest ever, 2022 was a huge success," said Walker.

Participant Lelani Watson practises her putt before heading out on the course for the five-hole stroke competition.
Keith Stein (left), director of golf operations, Rose Hall Golf Course, presents Sebert Walker, head golf coach and golf professional of Rose Hall Golf and Rose Hall Golf Academy, with a token of appreciation for his contribution towards the staging of camp.
BY MARK CUMMINGS Editor-at-Large cummingsm@jamaicaobserver.com

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