The Bradley County Junior Golf League is now being coordinated by Lamar Mills, general manager of golf and clubhouse services at the country club. Mills was asked to take over the program by the late Bill “Chief” Robertson, the former Bradley Central coach who began the program more than 20 years.
Robertson passed away recently after a long battle with cancer.
Mills, who was assisted by outgoing country club professional Neil Scott and golfers from Lee University, said the clinics have gone well for the first two weeks. Mills emphasized that local juniors can attend one or all of the clinics free of charge.
To registers for a future clinic call Mills at 423-321-2779 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Monday’s clinic was one of the final events for Scott at the country club. He has announced that he is leaving the post of head professional this week for a job in the private sector. Mills will handle these responsibilities until a new club golf pro is selected.
Lee University lady golfers assisting Mills with the clinics include Chelsea Rakestraw, Amanda Dejiacomo and Geandra Almeinda. Men golfers from Lee include Hunter Vest, Caleb Roberson and Jeremy Lawson.
Other clinics with basic instruction and lessons on golfing etiquette and rules of the game are scheduled for June 20 and 27, and July 11 and 28. There will be a season-ending tournament for the juniors on Aug. 1.
Juniors between the ages of 5 and 10 attend clinic sessions between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., while the 11-17 age group participates from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15.
Monday’s clinic included students from Cleveland’s Trousdale School.