Alexander Clinic at Vail on Monday |

Alexander Clinic at Vail on Monday

Chris Freud

The free clinic is an opportunity for kids 7-17 to receive a morning of instruction from local pros.

“They spend 45 minutes to an hour on the driving range,” said Shelley Wright of the Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation. “That’s where each pro will have a group of kids and work individually with the kids. They also work on the short game, the chipping and putting. Then we have another rules and etiquette station where we just kind of go through the basics.”

The day begins at the Ford Park tennis courts, where there will be on-site registration from 7:45-8:45 a.m. There will be buses running from the tennis courts to the golf course to alleviate traffic.

Once on-site, kids will rotate from station to station learning from pros. In addition, trick-shot artist Peter Johncke will put on a show.

“He sets up for about two hours. The show is shorter than the time it takes him to get set up,” Wright said with a laugh. “But he does all kinds of stuff. It’s kind of hard to explain, but he does a lot of fun stuff – trick shots, a lot of strange and interesting shots. He puts on a nice show. The kids will have a lot of fun watching that.”

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The kids will probably also enjoy a free T-shirt as well as other goodies like a fanny pack and a sleeve of Pinnacle golf balls. There’s also a free raffle with more than 100 prizes.

The day will be capped off by a free lunch at the Ford Park Tennis Complex.

The clinic is put on by the Fred and Judy Alexander Foundation, which honors the late Fred Alexander, who was a devotee of junior golf.

To register for the clinic, look for the form in the Vail Daily or at your local golf course. Applications can be faxed to (970) 477-2278. For more information, call (970) 477-2282.

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