Merrill Golf Booster Club announces ‘Practice to Play’ and Summer Grant programs
The “Practice to Play” program allows kids to earn a free nine holes of golf by practicing for one hour at Merrill Golf Club. The golf course has a practice putting green, a practice sand trap, and hitting mats and net. The program is open to participants of the Junior Golf Program at Merrill Golf Club, the Junior PGA and the M.I.N.E.R. League, along with members of the Merrill High School Varsity, Junior Varsity golf teams and the Girls Club team. Sign up in the clubhouse.
The program relies on the honor system for practice documentation. The booster club asks participants to know the rules of golf, the rules of the golf course, know proper golf etiquette and be able to keep pace with other players on the course. The “Practice to Play” program is a cooperative effort between the Merrill Golf Club and the Merrill Golf Booster Club. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to come along and play a round of golf with the kids.
The Merrill Golf Booster Club has also established a Summer Grant Program for members of the Merrill High School Varsity, Junior Varsity golf teams and the Girls Club team. Realizing that there are golf event opportunities during the summer but, as parents of student athletes know, the expense can be prohibitive. The summer grant program can help with registration fees and travel expenses. An application is available at Merrill Golf Club and is required along with submission of expense receipts.
The booster club cannot guarantee reimbursement of any expense request but will try to accommodate as many submissions as the budget allows. The club encourages parents and team members to contact the Merrill High School golf coach or email the booster club at email@example.com for more details.