The Abaco Club at Winding Bay’s annual children’s golf camp was in full swing July 27 to 31. The five-day event hosted about twenty children who were transported from Murphy Town to the resort.
The children were given access to the resort’s practice green and instructors helped to develop the children’s golfing skills. While there was some concern that under new ownership the camp would not continue, the Abaco Club at Winding Bay assured the community that the camp would go on.
The group was greeted by the new Director of Golf, Philippe Johnson, who is a member of the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA). Golf Professional, Frank Austin, worked with the older children to practice with irons, balls, and tees. Some of this group had attended previous years’ camp. Austin corrected the children’s holds on the irons and gave them other useful advice.
Per usual, the last day of the camp ended with a friendly competition. The campers took turns chipping and putting, trying to reach a central hole. Seniors Leroy Forbes and Dremiko McIntosh both got a hole-in-one. Twelve children managed to sink the ball.
The group then enjoyed lunch at Busters, where Johnson handed out trophies to the winners of the competition.
The resort is presently undergoing major renovations, including improvements in the golf course which will involve refilling the bunkers with sand and changing the grass in the rough areas. Johnson says that it is the resort’s intention to keep participating in community projects. He is hoping to organize a golf tournament for local players in November.