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Indian Wells Insider - May 2019

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junIOr gOlf BOOK A TEE TIME TEAM spIrIT! Indian Wells Golf Resort's PGA Junior League tees up fun competition for kids T he season is in full swing for Indian Wells Golf Resort's PGA Junior League team. The squad kicked off its schedule in late April with a tie against a team from Desert Willow Golf Resort, following two weeks of practice led by Coach Eric Solander, the Lead Teaching Professional at Indian Wells. The Indian Wells team, which competes in nine- hole match-play formats where rules and etiquette are emphasized, is comprised of 12 players ages 8- 12 from Palm Desert, La Quinta and Indian Wells. "It's a totally developmental league," Solander said. "It's like Little League and tee ball. We play a two-person scramble format, and it's really fun. "We encourage sportsmanship, and golf eti- quette is really important to us. We're not sticklers on the rules, so we don't penalize. We just tend to use those as teachable moments." The players wear matching jerseys and team camaraderie is emphasized, Solander said. "We pair older kids to work with the younger kids to help get across the team aspect," he added. LEARN MORE ABOUT PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE

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