Letter to the Editor

Thanks 'FORE' everything

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The week of July 7-11, the Third Annual Nevada Tiger GOLF Academy was held at the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course. The purpose of this academy was to introduce the game of golf to young people and to further spark their interest and enjoyment of the game.

This clinic could not have taken place without the assistance and support of the following groups or individuals: First and foremost, I want to thank all of the Tiger and Lady Tiger Golfers that helped; Heather Klingaman, Emily DeBrine, Chalene Fecht, Melea Galimberto, Zach Braucher, Tyler Gast. With the assistance of these volunteers, the academy ran smoothly and safely.

Next, I would like to thank Raymond Crawford and the staff at the Frank E. Peters Municipal Golf Course; Harold, Linda, Mike, and many others. They had the course and driving range in excellent condition everyday. I would like to thank my wife, Rhonda, my son, Brice and Assistant Golf Coach Greta Barrett for putting their plans on hold for the entire week to assist me in the administration of the academy.

I would also like to thank First National Bank, Team Bank, and Heritage State Bank for their support to help get this academy off to a successful start.

I would like to thank Frank and Pat Arnold at Pat's Design Unlimited for their excellent work on the shirts for this academy.

Finally I would like to thank all of the participants and their parents. I hope the parents will encourage their children to continue to practice and develop their skills. I hope the kids will continue to play golf, develop the skills they learned at the academy, and continue to appreciate the game of golf at a new level.

I know that there is probably someone I have forgotten to thank, so, to everyone involved with the academy, THANK YOU. I am looking forward to next year's academy.

Thank you,

Brian Leonard, Nevada High School Golf Coach