The Swing of Things

Golf legend Billy Casper visited Metacomet Elementary School in Bloomfield to talk to students participating in SNAG – Starting New At Golf – a program created by Wintonbury Hills Golf Course and the Bloomfield schools to introduce young kids to golf. Golf pros and employees of Wintonbury Hills and Metacomet phys-ed teacher Jim Varano teach basic skills using age-appropriate equipment.

“I think it’s just fantastic. It’s something that’s fun for them,” said Casper as he watched a group of third-grade boys and girls take their hacks with smiles and enthusiasm. (Quote via Steve Goode.)

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Third-graders pose for a photo with golf legend Billy Casper during the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday.  Casper visited the school at the invitation of Ciaran Carr, PGA pro and general manager at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Third-graders pose for a photo with golf legend Billy Casper during the SNAG program at Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday. Casper visited the school at the invitation of Ciaran Carr, PGA pro and general manager at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course. Metacomet phys-ed teacher, Jim Varano, stands with the students at left.

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Shelleecia Roxborough, Jivonne Feliciano, Jaydin Roland and Rob Streckfus (l-r) react as Nicholas Jones (right) hits a good shot during the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Shelleecia Roxborough, Jivonne Feliciano, Jaydin Roland and Rob Streckfus (l-r) react as Nicholas Jones (right) hits a good shot during the SNAG program at Metacomet Elementary School. Streckfus is an assistant golf pro at Wintonbury Hill Golf Course in Bloomfield.

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Sylvester McGovern (right) takes a shot during the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday, while instructor Tom Burns, from Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, and classmate Diana Theriault, watch.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Sylvester McGovern (right) takes a shot during the SNAG program at Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday, while instructor Tom Burns, from Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, and classmate Diana Theriault, watch.

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Lake Mclean (cq) leaps for joy after hitting the pin with his shot during the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at Metacomet Elementary School.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Lake Mclean (cq) leaps for joy after hitting the pin with his shot during the SNAG program at Metacomet Elementary School.

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Nicholas Jones high fives Rob Streckfus, an assisant golf pro at the Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, during a golf lesson with the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at the Metacomet Elementary School Tuesday.  Classmates Shelleecia Roxborough (partially hidden,)  Jivonne Feliciano, and Jaydin Roland round out the foursome.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Nicholas Jones high fives Rob Streckfus, an assisant golf pro at the Wintonbury Hills Golf Course, during a golf lesson with the SNAG program at the Metacomet Elementary School. Classmates Shelleecia Roxborough (partially hidden,) Jivonne Feliciano, and Jaydin Roland round out the foursome.

2013.05.21 - Bloomfield, CT - Time Kreiker, Victoria Rivera, Shelleecia Roxborough, and Diana Theriault (l-r) shake hands with golf legend Billy Casper during the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) program at Metacomet Elementary School.

2013.05.21 – Bloomfield, CT – Time Kreiker, Victoria Rivera, Shelleecia Roxborough, and Diana Theriault (l-r) shake hands with golf legend Billy Casper during the SNAG program at Metacomet Elementary School.

 

 

 

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