U.S. Kids Golf tour makes a stop in Gonzales tomorrow

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The U.S. Kids Golf Southeast Louisiana Summer Local Tour kicked off on May 3 at Beau Chene and will make a stop in Gonzales tomorrow.

Throughout the summer, U.S. Kids Golf will head to eight of the finest courses in the Southeast Louisiana area.

U.S. Kids Golf Local Tours provide boys and girls, ages 5-14, the opportunity to advance their golf skills in age-appropriate competition without having to take the time and incur the costs of having to travel long distances.

“The U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour is a great opportunity for kids of all abilities to play in a competitive environment,” said Greg Hubbard, Director of the Southeast Louisiana Local Tour. “The golf course is a great place for kids to learn valuable lessons that will help them throughout their life.”

Similar to the PGA Tour, players at U.S. Kids Golf events are encouraged to have caddies to help them play their best. Allowing caddies is a special component of the tournaments and is part of the organization's commitment to encouraging family interaction that builds lasting memories. Players age 8 and under must have a caddie at all times.

The top-five finishers in each age-group will receive priority status from U.S. Kids Golf, granting them priority registration for major events.

The Player of the Year in each age-group will receive green status, the highest level awarded, which results in an invitation to the World Championship, held each year at Pinehurst Resort.

The tour will make its stop in Gonzales tomorrow when they bring the action to Pelican Point.