PGA Junior League Golf growing in Lynchburg

PGA Junior League Golf growing in Lynchburg

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - PGA Junior League Golf is picking up steam in the Lynchburg area.

Now in its second year, numbers are up to around 75 girls and boys competing in the summer league program, ages 8 through 16.

Colonial Hills, Boonsboro, Poplar Forest and Ivy Hill are all fielding teams this year.

Newcomer Ryan Paul says it's been great, he loves it!

Ryan Paul, 14-YEAR-OLD GOLFER (FIRST YEAR IN PROGRAM), said "I like it a lot more than I was expecting. I thought it would be a lot more boring, like watching on TV it seems like it's very slow but it actually is very competitive. And it's fun playing with our buddies out here."

Samantha Elam, 14-YEAR-OLD GOLFER (FIRST YEAR IN PROGRAM), said "I think people are finally realizing that it's fun and not just like, oh, that's what you do every Sunday after church. It's like, hey, that's actually a fun thing to do."

Kevin Wilmouth, COLONIAL HILLS TEAM CAPTAIN (PGA PROFESSIONAL), said "The amount of fun that the kids have, the parents interacting with them the way that they do, it is a win-win from Dad all the way down, Mom, all the way down to son or daughter that's playing."

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