Sports Shorts

First Tee registration

BURTON — April marks the annual return of junior golf registration for many area juniors in our community. Registration for The First Tee junior golf program opened Wednesday, April 1 with summer programming to begin the week of June 15. Summer programs are open to junior golfers between the ages of 5-18 and will be offered at three area locations this year, including classes at IMA Brookwood Golf Club in Burton, Lake Nepessing Golfland in Lapeer and Castle Creek Golf Course in Lum (Attica). The sixweek class will run Mondays at Castle Creek in Lum, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at IMA Brookwood in Burton and Fridays at Lake Nepessing in Lapeer.

The cost to join The First Tee of Eastern Michigan is $95 and includes six weeks of professional instruction, play days, golf balls, yardage book, celebration tournament and banquet. Registration forms will be available at each program location with on-line registration offered through The First Tee of Eastern Michigan’s website at online — L.M.

Family golf day

BURTON – IMA Brookwood Golf Club will host a Family Golf Day Saturday, May 9 from 12-3 p.m. The golf course will be closed to golfers and open to the public.

Any family that attends the event will get in for free.

The Dennis Walters Golf Show includes stations with free golf lessons, SNAG Golf, a putting green course, chipping and bunker station, fit and fun zone with bounce house and a lunch area and a 25-foot dinosaur named Golfzilla.

The Dennis Walters Show is a one-hour demonstration of precision golf from start to finish. Walters, who is paralyzed from the waist down, puts on an amazing show of trick shots along with his opening act Super Dog! The show will run from 12-1 p.m. and is a performance with an inspiring message to kids and adults. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair for the show.

A special morning session will be held for kids from YouthQuest, an innovative after school enrichment program for K-8 youth in Genesee County that Simpson delivers golf instruction to through the IMA Recreation Association.

Businesses interested in sponsorships to promote healthy activities for children and families can contact Diane Wojciechowski at (810) 249-7060. Additional information can also be found at under the Upcoming Events tab.

IMA Brookwood Golf Club is located at 6045 Davison Road in Burton on corner of Davison and Belsay Roads, one mile north of I-69. — L.P.

Best Ball Tournament

BURTON — IMA Brookwood Golf Club is hosting the 44th annual Two-Person Best Ball Tournament May 2-3. Those wishing to play are encouraged to register early.

For more information, contact IMA Brookwood’s golf shop at 810-742-4930. — K.W.

Holmes to play in Green-White scrimmage

EAST LANSING –Former Carman-Ainsworth player and current redshirt sophomore running back Gerald Holmes will be part of Michigan State University’s annual spring game on April 25 at Spartan Stadium at 2:07 p.m. The game will also be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. The Green-White intrasquad game is free to the public and so is parking. Stadium gates B, C, J and K open at 12:30 p.m. The first 20,000 fans will receive a commemorative poster.

Prior to the game, MSU’s coaches and players will host their annual free youth football clinic for kids ages 8-12 from 10-11:30 a.m. on the grass practice field behind the Duffy Daugherty Football Building. Last season, an all-time record 1,200 kids took part. Participants and parents need to enter the facility off of Shaw Road.

Fans, for the eighth straight year, can purchase press box seats for $75. Must be at least 12 years of age to sit in the press box. Seats can be ordered online at Deadline to order is April 24 at noon. – L.P.

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