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PGA Junior League set for Minibel

VIENNA — The PGA Junior League is set to return to The Parkersburg Country Club this summer and also will expand to include a team at Minibel Par 3 Golf Course.

PCC head pro Scott Davidson said he was able to open up a public league at Minibel.

“It’s basically little league golf. Friday practcies, Saturday matches. I’m hoping to get two teams down there where they can always play each other,” he said.

Other area courses around the state offer the PGA Junior League, but PCC was the first locally and Davidson is hoping to expand in the area.

“Try to get teams to come into our area and either play here or Minibel,” Davidson added. “It’s all fun stuff to get kids interested in golf.”

Boys and girls ages 7-13 will play together and although there are some costs to the program, Davidson noted “anyone who is on the school lunch program there are scholarships available, which makes it almost free.

“There are a lot of scholarships available. If they don’t have clubs, we have clubs for them. It’s a chance to expose some kids who never have played or found golf yet and to do it at a very low cost.”

Anyone interested can contact either golf course or visit pgajrleague.com to register.

“George Potter runs Minibel right now and is in charge of First Tee of Parkersburg, where there are also a lot of opportunities for golf scholarships,” added Davidson, who noted “we play what we call nine innings, nine holes and each game is broken into three-hole segments. For me, it’s about getting kids on the golf course and showing them how much fun it is.”

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