Golf programs slated for juniors |

Golf programs slated for juniors

Staff Reports

The Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting two youth golf programs in September.

Junior Golf Academy for 7-16 year olds will be held Sept. 8-10 at the Genoa Lakes Golf Club’s Ranch Course. Golf pro Gary Louie will offer instruction on fundamental swing mechanics, short game, putting, rules, etiquette and equipment.

Instruction will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $60 and pre-registration is required.

On Sept. 12, an Introduction to Junior Golf Clinic will be held for youngsters 5 to 16 years of age at the Carson Valley Golf Course.

Clinic times are noon-1:15 p.m. for ages 5- 6, 1:30- 2:45 p.m. for ages 7-8 and 3- 4:15 p.m. for ages 9-16.

Students will learn the basics of golf including rules, etiquette, putting, chipping, and swing.

The cost is $20 and pre-registration is required. Club rental and golf balls are included in the fee. Refreshments will also be provided.

Call the parks and recreation department at 782-5500 ext. 1 for information or to register.

Kiwanis Golf event Sept. 19

The second annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament is Sept. 19 at Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City.

The cost is $75, and there are six divisions. The senior division is open to golfers 55 and over.

Contact Robey Willis at for information.

Americans for Wounded Veterans golf on Sept. 5

Registration is now being accepted for the third annual Americans for Wounded Veterans Benefit Golf Tournament, which will be held on Sept. 5 at Silver Oak Golf Course in Carson City.

An 8:30 a.m. shotgun start is scheduled for for the four-man scramble best ball event. The entry fee is $95 per player, which includes morning refreshments and lunch. Proceeds benefit the Nevada Military Support Alliance.

Contact Silver Oak pro Robert Mason at 841-7000 or or event coordinator Tina Luce at for information.

Fall Classic tennis in Carson City

The Carson Tennis Club Fall Classic is Sept. 11-13 at Centennial Park in Carson City.

There will be men’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and parent-child doubles. Also scheduled are women’s singles and doubles as well as youth singles.

The cost is $30 for singles CTC members playing singles and $35 for non-members. Under 18 players the cost is $25 for singles and $20 per player in doubles. Entries are due by Sept. 9.

For more information, call Dan Hannah at 265-1711 or 721-5223. Entries can be mailed to Carson Tennis Club, P.O. Box 888, Carson City, 89702.

Carson Valley Fastpitch election scheduled

Carson Valley Fastpitch will hold elections for board positions at on Oct. 5 at the Douglas County Community Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, across from Lampe Park.

The Monday meeting is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start.

Anyone interested in filling a board position must submit a letter of intent, postmarked by Sept. 10, to the following address: Carson Valley Fastpitch, P.O. Box 2142, Minden, NV 89423. Letters may also be emailed to by no later than Sept. 13.

Office candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview for the Oct. 5 meeting. Attendance at this meeting will be mandatory.

Youth volleyball clinics offered

A series of volleyball classes has been scheduled for girls and boys in fifth through eighth grade at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Dan Hannah is directing the classes for youth who wish to improve their volleyball skills. Four sessions for seventh and eighth grade students will be held 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 2 through Dec. 9. At the same time, four sessions for fifth and sixth graders will be held 6-9 p.m. on Fridays from Sept. 4 through Dec. 11.

The cost of each session includes $25 for Session 1 (two classes), $45 for Session 2 and Session 3 (three classes each) and $75 for Session 4 (five classes).

Call the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department at 782-5500, ext. 1, for information or to register.