STATESBORO, Ga. – Men’s golf coaches and student-athletes from Georgia Southern, North Florida, Iowa and Kentucky were on hand Wednesday (March 16th, 2016) evening for the second annual Schenkel Nationwide Youth Clinic at Forest Heights Country Club.
Approximately 75 youth golfers turned out to meet some of the college players who will be competing in the 37th Annual Schenkel Invitational, one of the most prestigious tournaments in college golf. Coaches and student-athletes helped the youth golfers with their games at three stations – hitting, chipping and putting.
The free clinic began at 4:30 p.m., and youth players spent about 20 minutes at each station. Youth golfers received a free dinner from Chick-Fil-A following the clinic, and random drawings for prizes were conducted to finish the evening. The Schenkel Committee has made the Nationwide Youth Clinic an annual event prior to the tournament.
“All of these guys remember being young and somebody helping them learn the game of golf so it’s a privilege for us to be a part of the youth clinic and give back,” said Georgia Southern coach Carter Collins.
“The main thing I want them to learn is to just have fun,” added redshirt senior Henry Mabbett. “There can be a lot of added pressure out there so I want them to always remember to have fun playing golf.”