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Free 10-minute golf lessons at Vail G.C.

Daily Staff Reports
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The Vail Golf Club staff will offer one, free 10-minute lesson from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today in conjunction with the 12th annual Play Golf America’s Professional Golf Association’s (PGA) Free Lesson Month.

According to Vail Golf Club head professional Jeanne Sutherland, the free lesson month is designed to bring new people to the sport and help existing golfers improve their game.

“This is the third time we’ve offered the free lesson program and it’s a great opportunity for anyone, from the beginner to the scratch golfer, to learn something new,” said Sutherland. “A 10-minute lesson is sufficient to learn a proper stance, grip and how to aim if you are new to the game or to ask any questions you have about your golf swing if you are an experienced player.”

Today is also the final day for unlimited play for $30 to walk or $42 with the cart. Beginning Saturday, golfers will pay $30 for nine holes or $45 for 18 holes to walk the course, or ride nine holes for $42 or 18 for $64.

To sign up for a free 10-minute lesson on May 28, call 479-2260.

Vail,Tennis Center opens

VAIL – The Vail Tennis Center will offer a full range of tennis programming on its 12 courts, including eight clay courts, beginning today.

Located adjacent to the Ford Park softball fields, the Tennis Center will be open daily from dawn to dusk through Labor Day weekend. Activities include:

• Doubles 4.0 or Better, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays for those with a 4.0 or above ($8).

• Men’s 60 and over, 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesdays for all skill levels ($8)

• Ladies Day, 9-noon on Wednesdays for all skill levels ($8)

• Men’s Night, 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays for all skill levels ($8)

• Men’s single ladder, 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays for all skill levels ($8)

• Ladies doubles play, 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays

• Men’s doubles, 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays for all skill levels ($8)

• Sunday morning play, 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays for all skill levels ($8)

• Mixed doubles, 3-5 p.m. Sundays for all skill levels ($8)

• Cardio tennis, times and dates to be determined

Junior tennis clinics will take place throughout the summer beginning June 14 with a ratio of one coach for every six students. Ages f5-6 will meet from 9-11 a.m., ages 7-9 will meet from 10 -11 a.m., ages 10-12 will meet from 11 a.m.-noon and ages 13-17 will meet from noon-1 p.m. Monday sessions will be held at Ford Park and sessions held Tuesday through Friday will take place at Golden Peak.

Clinics are scheduled as follows:

• June 14-18, 21-25 and June 28 through July 2

• July 5-9, 12-16, 19-23 and 26-30

• Aug. 2-6, 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27

Additionally, new this year, the Tennis Center will offer three weeks of youth tennis camps. The camps will take place from 1 -4 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 12-16, Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13. Camps are for ages 6-18 and cost $160 for VRD residents and $185 for guests.

For season pass, daily rates or more information on the Tennis Center, call 479-2294.

Beaver Creek Stables open

BEAVER CREEK – Beaver Creek Stables is open for the summer , offering a wide variety of horseback riding adventures in Beaver Creek and at Piney River Ranch in Vail.

“We welcome riders of all ages and abilities to join us this summer for an authentic horseback riding experience in one of the most beautiful places on the planet,” said owner Kimberly Adams.

With more than 70 horses and six different riding experiences, one- and two-hour rides are offered in both locations, as well as pony rides for the kids.

Adams grew up in Oklahoma living the farm and ranch life, and moved to the Vail Valley in 1998. After working for Beaver Creek Stables for several years, she bought the company and now is sole owner and manager.

Visit for more information or call 970-845-7770 to book your reservation today.

Vail Rugby Kicks off on Memorial Day

VAIL – The Vail Rugby Club starts its season against an International touring team, the Welsh Warriors, Monday at 6 pm. at the Vail Athletic Field.

The Welsh Warriors are the official touring team of Glamorgan County Rugby Union, in Wales. The squad, have either previously been involved with semi-professional Welsh Premiership Teams or have the ability to play in the semi-professional Welsh Premiership.

The Welsh Warriors were formed in January and will become an annual invitational touring team that will play in Welsh communities worldwide.

The Vail Rugby Club trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. The club is welcoming both new and experienced players.

For more information contact Chris Chantler at 970-393-3062 or Greg Tarpy at 970-904-2391

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