June 30, 2009

Native golfers at Santa Ana

Santa Ana Pueblo's Paquin continues quest to grow golf in Southwest"The leadership invested time to teach the tribal members how to play golf and that effort has led to more than 500 members who have hit a golf ball," said Paquin, adding "this has led to a solid 200 members who play on a regular basis."

To defray the cost burden on tribal players, tribal members play for free at Santa Ana Golf Club and receive a discount at Twin Warriors.

Tribal members who do not have clubs can even use the tribal rental sets for free. That is how many tribal members learned the game.
Native American youngsters receive expert instruction at clinicWith a heritage of building its own success stories in growing the game, some 20 Sun Country PGA Professionals met 90 Native American junior golfers Saturday for more than a traditional afternoon of golf instruction.

The Native American Youth Golf Clinic, hosted at Twin Warriors Golf Club, was preceded by a proclamation by New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, whose signed document proclaiming June 27, 2009, "Native American Youth Golf Day" in the state.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Native Golf Tour.

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