Ak-Chin Southern Dunes offers free junior golf clinic


Ak-Chin Southern Dunes has scheduled a free junior golf clinic for March 22 at 3 p.m.

Part of the Troon Junior Club series of clinics, it is led by PGA teaching professional Ben Meidl.

“With our new #MiniDunes course, we’re going to let the kids and their parents and friends – really anybody that comes with them – go out and play afterward,” Meidl said.

The clinic and the course time are all free.

The Junior Club is growing, and Meidl expects some of those members to participate as well as any other local children interested in learning about golf. They can bring their own equipment or borrow from the club’s rental stash.

This is Meidl’s second winter season with Troon. He’s originally from Minnesota. He said he’s found a “pretty good network” in Troon for sharing his knowledge and love of golf.

“It’s obviously outdoors, which is nice, and they get exercise,” he said. “It’s really a complex game and yet it’s simple in a way. The fact that you can never perfect it makes it really challenging and fun.”

***ADVERTISEMENT***The clinic will be focused on the “Short Game.”

After the half-hour instruction, participants can try out what the learned on the six-hole #MiniDunes.

RSVP by emailing Ben Meidl at [email protected] or call (520) 426-6827.