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Oregon Jr. Golf 042416

Apr 19, 2016|

AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBYN LORAIN, DIRECTOR AT OREGON JR GOLF, A NON-PROFIT HELPING TO GET YOUNG PEOPLE INTO THE GAME OF GOLF.

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This is meant to scope and Entercom radio Portland public affairs program finger blocks of are your kids showing some interest in golf well with a nicer weather happening maybe it's time to get them out on the course and this time limit the scope we have all the information to do just that. I would like to welcome Roman Lorraine she's the director of Corrigan junior golf to microscope. Other Robin. I think patting me sure so let's get started by you talking about golf you know one day it's it's springtime people are out there golfing. What is Oregon junior golf. I think it started a golf even back at the masters and a guide to the putt contest doesn't prevent. I'm in or you or didn't hear it all is one of the premier regional junior program here in the nation. And we upper over at seven he gave an organized. Play eight including both competitive championships are avid players as low as non competitive opportunity eighty. Foraging it just looking to practice their skills play different courses and meet other juniors. Has already engineered golf happen and various courses throughout the city. Throughout this state it right in as well southwest Washington. There's a lot of golf courses in this town. But that's so what they Israel bowl eligible to participate in organ junior golf. Are yanking hair and all we were outgunned and juniors from an agent seven point seven team. And I counted how competitive opportunities began at the age at eight. What kind of skill level do we need to be you but I'm a golfer. How well we welcome. I'll skill level but we do have some non competitive opportunities. For those that I knew rickety game. And then me ache and then those opportunities Q1 day tournament multiple day. Can't be kept as well as with national qualifiers for those that are. The most competitive. Norton junior golf is a nonprofit organization correct. You know Robin how did you get involved in Oregon junior golf. Well I'd then object air for about three years here. And I became really good friend let that person in addition try air we do that. Joint tournaments you win. The first tee of greater airport lens and I had previously worked for that organization. Now. I'm just another way to support the juniors and again. And you must be a golfer yourself friends. Absolutely. But let let's tell me about your game. Well then we just five island like he's not you be an idiot for the sport my parents played the game at all. Good out Al Longview country club then. Was influenced by many. Great PGA professional old and had the Apogee played Washington junior golf so this has finally immediately get back to you. Those kids and you really did there have experienced it on the course. What are some of the the Gholston and purposes I guess for the organ junior golf club. Share pro right in here adult we do you have dual core values so we are. I'm looking at you encourage seniors to show respect for the game we expect prince boring for other. Players connect surroundings. We also won a major hit that bulked son and net. Every and they got on the golf course there meeting you clear if they're shelling proper etiquette there. Learning like ilk such as introducing yourself few other players. And really creating great experience indicating memory and a lot of time it plays he meet them on in jeered off from people on the golf course. He'll become lifelong friends let them. How many kids are participating. I'm not balloting in years are active in our program every year. That's pretty great so it was just on top of of us some of the school I would imagine how golf the better part of the extracurricular activities at their schools. And NASA's additionally edition. This isn't an addition to that. These back and did not breaking eat outside that school and most of our competition I gained in part time though we are a year round program we do locker competition during the winter Keith. And then have programs and and tournament Renny. October through march as well. Still this area AV even though it rains lacy people out golfing your round. Absolutely one of the highlights of our winter key to her as a trip could end in dealing with. The weekend before craftsmen and we do one day. And that tournament is it. Again near the Pentagon then and one day at an adult child turned him into where he knew that paired with either parents or friends. Or age grandparent. And sometimes it fifty degrees and penny and sometimes it is. Free evening slowly inside rain and windy maybe even a little doubt what a great experience. All for the love of golf. The cut but to tell me about Oregon junior golf membership and what are some of the benefits. She herself or reading here off membership you can register on how let's say it's Rory in junior golf stuff alert. And L membership fee is thirty dollars and you think here legally or in your golf your also becoming a member of the youth on course program which is our academic program. And that will require a little bit of additional education. Do you participate and take advantage of the benefits that we're excited to pay that at all included in one. Also members receive a bank pay parity registration. And didn't panic and cheek in Q there are many. Turn amends and organized play days. And then members also we he'd say yes. And or indeed all members are also members of the LA GA bill. Maybe you saw those benefits as well including handling your subscription to golf digest the Pacific northwest gulf fair magazine. And discounts and entry into the special event and then we had me get a lot of additional opportunities through email as well. I think here remember you have up to Jeter and team plane and represent or yen and then pennant then. Regional championships such as that the American peppered girls' junior Americas cup as well. Also when is registration opens. Maybe aren't such red around a corner aha. It's lived it is the time to Beagle things that yet to sort engineer gulf is open to boil bull boys and girls are. Absolutely. Put an anger out but yet the what are some programs are available. Well we have. Are noncompetitive game is called the early Jacobs then killer and that included nine holes of golf. Lunch raffle prizes at the shore instruction on ruled an attic yet we traveled a fifteen different. Round locations throughout the Portland metro area in the summer months those should not became get out played up. Miette aging years. And then as I briefly mentioned earlier we have one day sanctioned event and about twenty of those throughout the state of organic. And they ran about ten majors that are multiple grade turning for the most competitive players. That I really looking cute show lot they're skilled. And attempt eat at the highest level. No I tell me about the skill levels two and how old ball players are paired up. Shares so we had that have different age divisions on just that went there are. He we division though though Beckett that I ate too little and then we have to and even further broke and that sounds good kiwi blade between ages eight and nine. Also Peewee blade from ten and eleven and we didn't impress girls so they the TV division for girls eight to nine. And girls ten to eleven as well they did playing nine holes of golf. And or thinking at all is not allowed caddie though even at the age of eight you know we got to be ready to play that they didn't then. Be ready to take that those consequences I get plenty out there on the course. And then at four. An immediate girls are between ages twelve and fourteen and then are older girls are fifteen to seventeen. Spread the boys play eighteen home that an immediate blade I aged twelve and thirteen that the bullet that vision for 1415. Year old. And they junior division for sixteen and seventeen year olds an NFL player to be paid by their handicap provided skill level. Billy King you are back you make sure that everyone had to get experience out there on the golf course. I'm imagining it just visualizing in my brain right now but it must be the cutest thing in the world to see the. Almighty I. Recommend sending it would be that and read that he has another tee a volunteer at the kiwi marker. And that is walking nine holes with the young golf there is and that basically did verifying their schoolers. I'd you'll be it will impact and how accurate they I. And how much fun they had and how can this and that they act out on the golf course. What do you think gulf teaches young people. And I really think god teaches people a lot of life skills that it definitely reach back to that feeling we want the ability. I really liked the fact that you introduce yourself to use shaking hands with people at the beginning. And although at the end of there around it's really authentic Fijian golfer is removed there have. Shaking hands making graduating each other and that show respect for each other and for the game. Cope was a very civilized sport. Absolutely typical of the to reach more heart and ya ya at some indefinite leave you can started when you're eight years old can play up until gosh you're dwelling near hundreds print and we talked more about the youth on course you've kind of briefly touched on the up and it like hear more about that. It's very bad round higher at this dying the program here. We are very lucky to partner went and northern California golf association appeared back. And that you concourse in simplest form is providing more apt than the game it's five Dallas Green fees from very junior golfers though. We require that went skiing is killing Corrigan junior golf. They have I could sense that this program and they I did take pride to complete an online curriculum so they need to demonstrate knowledge of the rules of golf. Etiquette of the game and the character without any question. Went they've completed that online tree hill we revealing he had BO GA golf course. And then we issue a membership card for the year with Fannie and get number on in those eighteen years. Are then eligible to take advantage of the benefits as used on course so entire area we have 45 courses participating. I'm offering five diving feed. And scary at times of the day and it isn't it available program that is quite easy to gain access. And that. Because of the partnership with the northern California golf association the cool thing is that the regional program and when our kids travel out of date or both Q California. There's every 200 courses RD pick is beating down there they can do other membership card. And play as phenomenal facility in California for a five dollar creepy. Yeah let's hope that's pretty pretty great opportunity if if people once they've moved into and parents when I get signed up how'd they do that. Yes all of that and Jeremy king. Madonna I would say it's oriented junior golf dot ORG. And that they did geared up I have read and amid all. And there's a drop down menu that also further explain used on course and all of the facilities that are participating in the program. We are looking for volunteers. Absolutely. We NP different types of bonds hit one would be are adults that help our entire competition. We call those I paid team members are tournament and this thing. Group and these volunteers. Our main evening we couldn't run arrogance about them that they do everything from scoring and start being in port caddie impede the plant officials give rules officials you. That he we locker opportunity that I mentioned earlier. And they really make I then perhaps it. And Dan. Our. Volunteer event sponsored by Nike that maybe he's Nike a pair well with that. Yale logo when they are working edit them and can. Does on it and we welcome you volunteers that are painting Ned LaMont application on I would say is well the other non-GAAP McCain would be for kids and we often look for volunteers for the LPGA. Piling I think it will be in. And June and July 8 here at Columbia and Roddick when the lady come to town or in your golf is in charge of recruiting standard bear. Those June 30 through till like Barry junior golfers made carried a sign that the answers to walk inside the ropes with the best players of the world. And that. Get a great experience. Watching those stairs right in front of. That must be an amazing thing to have happened. That's pretty cool we got that from many many years and it is very inspiring for these junior golfers you. I'll watch some of the best players in the world up close. And the LPGA professional that very appreciative of Aaron and up volunteers. And here you are kidding when you see up close 'cause they're right out there. That's pretty sure there and a day you're walking down the fairway behind that wouldn't profess to solve. Yes. That's an experienced for sure yet. So tell me more about the non competitive opportunities. Yes I itself. I'm going back is barreling Jacobs then you're that is something that we started in 1990 fake. We really heavily promoted it the last three years highly ranked drilling there number other than that and the number of opportunities for kids. Well we've realized is that. Miles we've. Run at these championships for many years if we really have another say men and juniors that maybe aren't necessarily interested in competition. They may never be interested in competition that they still. Want to enjoy it a great game of golf and they're looking for other genius to pilot cell we try to rotate around to different abilities than that Gary is. And then incidents in just nine holes of golf it's very casual. No scoring so you can think that he you wanna play. You can bring a parent or grandparent to caddie for you. They've paid a load he non intimidating. Environments. And if he really did an opportunity. To play golf but different courses and meet other junior player. Now organ junior golf is a non profits but bid doesn't cost anything to to participate. Shares so we are about that they'll lead you have a nominal and she'd be easy may imagine. Did. The question usage fee usually and most of Ivins could also include lunch for the players. As well as for the competitive opportunities we do provide trophies Boyd he and top there he. Players in every that they hit. In view of the fund raising events coming up to right. We did that. Sunday there is coming up on June fake that it is a joint fundraising with the first tee of greater par on. They get posted by person in country club so we're excited to head out in that direction. And did that. As the format this as Campbell he's meet. And we're playing golf for having lunch grabbing dinner there's additional games in context and there's also a raffle in that span auction as well. Italy pretty fun event. Is it big eight it traveled around the different host facilities in the pilot match area. And that our worst super excited to be had out he's percent in the year. It is fun they generously by Pacific office automation and AB yeah. And in partnership with AD day they also offer age friends and family. Day. Few days prior which is June 4 that the at the Indian village share important. And her friends and alienate its huge Dick pound on die at that I needed. And they bring in their meat products they bring and that he is proud that they've green Ashworth Friday. And 5% of the proceeds is generously donated Q where he gear off and the first tee. Upgrade airport Oakland because they've allowed our youth doesn't end here I've friends and family as well. That's really great. Lisa do different supported the beauty and they'll what's the best place to get some more information given give out to what's that moment and. Singer island they is organic. Junior golf that a large eat and that all spelled out. No wind and kids plays a sport mostly like a weekend thing really play your Monday through Friday they get it skip out of school learning. The majority have accurate and in our during the summer months. And that actually mostly during that week days that he really ran as golf course is more available to oppose it junior competition. And so we can keep you busy all summer long. All during the week no problem now and we do you get into did he winters he read those events October through march are on weekends or. School huddle holidays. Okay. Nor parents allowed on the course. And Chile we up can't expect haters and leaned her aides pan as spectators so we didn't have the strict policies. Keeping in mind that here maybe to when he died back in on the cart path. And they know it I have to be getting that play at an engine plane that's been level. There on how to make it known to the end and that parent say there. Do you support the players per share. Yeah like when you it's a little bit earlier that there there's no cat being involved. He's you know any kids or carton their own stuff around. This isn't this absolutely absolutely yeah and that's all I can hear from the players. They appreciate that you know they're they're out there predict when and Shiites make an incident. The other certain things that come along with a with a game of golf and I think you need to be able to to do it yourself. And Philly we didn't have. Volunteer rules officials as I mentioned they're part that I take team though. As players out there on the course since they have questions in how to proceed we do you have officials Saturday to a ten to twelve. What other activities are supported by the organ junior golf. Shares fell through or again junior golf some additional things that we ample support would be that I'd be holding pat to. Team match it. We're now on our 48 years that is an event hosted by a Riverside golf and country club. And that we he actually burying them some of that top junior employees from the surrounding area that. Do you compete each year for a couple days then I get. That any of those hoping cut key matches. So think imaging of the year 48. Honoring a needy. Former professional I eat you out there at Riverside golf and country club or again host. And has Eugene for that then. And then we bring in additional forty players throughout the western state and and they compete. And Canada. Okay let's talk more a little bit more about membership. But how do you how do you get involved in the in what is membership involved. Shares. Remember him earn you can typically do an ardent petered off on I would say or in gear and all got a large heat. Then the drop down menu juniors in the Nobel the very first item on there is going to be. And join or Ginn junior and also it's gonna be a real simple that. Membership is open year round he can join at any time and then at registration for return amendment will begin on the main difference. Robin once you tell us a little bit about the open divisions. Shares many of our main hair competition offer an open division. And that is for the most competitive player. Purple wave headed for blade between the age of fourteen to seventeen. They're going to be playing a longer yardage so between 666800. Yard and we do require that these junior blaze. Can typically hidden seventies before they participate in that position is that they end will be racking night I college coach kids. Because of the length of the playing field. Now for girls and it's for girls between the age of twelve and seventeen. We do require that these girls consistently keep people below eighty IEQ register for the division. And beaten Jerrold any open division will compete for May yardage as 5800. To think about Pena is so again it's gonna be no longer exists. Getting deeper the most competitive player. And it did a yardage that is recognized by college coaches. Norton junior golf has lots of events throughout the year in and tell us about your most well known event. Yes every hair BS Bob Norquist or yanking your image here is dire most popular and then in the weeklong match. To play championship. Think it will be hosted by Lam it valley country club. In general there is a one day as stroke play qualifying and then junior golfers are heated within their division. To play matches throughout the rest of the that we called junior golfers I guarantee and then another three rounds of golf. Bill one round of stroke play Q around the match Blake and then he keeps heat pack winning your matches he'll be able to play the final round of the championship. Well there are excited to announce that that ninety here into when he seventeen. He Bob Norquist or AG and a chipped. Senior manager will be hosted by the end in tune with. Golf course felt lending to put on your time there and for planning purposes and an opportunity to play there for possibly actual week itself. You mean you're keeping these kids busy. Yeah absolutely. Right now about the tournament of champions. Yes and no we had that huge tournament and can't be and he might he now on our schedule. And won four of them made Jerry. So if you win your division at any major competition during an evening you'll receive an invitation to the tournament as a major championship. That is in September hosted by the board in golf club we also have a pet in the tournament at champion. Called Charlotte tournament champion that is or anyone that wind a sanctioned tournament they're division throughout the defense. They will be invited to that tournament. In that remember it well posted by LAT and hills country club and that is honoring Charlayne. Playing Cleveland admire. Direct heirs or engineered all burned nearly twenty years and her support of the program. Well it's pretty awesome. So molest little bit here we have here let's let everybody know how do find out more information at Oregon junior golf and how to sign up for membership. Great and so yes please don't know let's say that he led cited Morgan junior golf dot ORG. And everything can be found it right there David you're not cabinet milk at first I didn't in nineteen adopted had is -- your golf membership that's where you wanna start. It gave any difficulty in registration please give us the call here at the OGA. Administrative office insular happy to help and number here is 5039814. Or stick by it's very. Awesome thank you so much for such great information today. Think even imagine it'll give you more junior golfers out on the question. Robin Lorraine director of Morgan junior golf thanks for being a Mexico or. Think yeah 88. Microscope is an Entercom radio Portland public affairs program I'm Gary blocks and if you have a nonprofit or public affairs organization that you'd like to let others know about you can email me. My email address is microscope that inter com dot com. Remember Pinter called start to the east and you can always go to this station's website click on the community link and submit your information there. 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