Summertime at The Grove means sunshine, swimming pools, and so much more! Kids took advantage of every hour of the long summer days with camps, clinics, and leagues of all kinds offered by the club. These are just a few of the highlights of summer break at The Grove.
The Grove Sharks Summer Swim Program
The Grove Sharks Summer Swim Program, for ages 6-18, had 12 swimmers participate in each session during June and July (space was limited due to COVID-19 regulations). This year, the swim program focused on teaching and enhancing the skills of those swimmers that are already familiar with forward swim. Each of the four strokes was worked on, as well as learning relays, and shallow water starts. The Grove Sharks is a great summer program to make sure swimming is a safe and fun activity!
Discovery Club at The Grove
Discovery Club offered a weekly summer camp again this year, June 8th – August 6th. Campers, ages 5 – 12, enjoyed themed weekly activities, including sports, nature, animals, food, science, and more! Along with creative games and projects developed around each weeks' theme, campers also enjoyed a fitness class, golf, tennis and fishing! Daily trips to the pool were also included, which is one of the things camper Hadley Todd (8) said she loves most about camp. She also likes getting to play tennis and the art projects. In prior years, summer camp would include a weekly field trip. This year the fun came to The Grove and campers enjoyed special guests who visited each week! During sports camp, a group of Page High School Soccer Team players visited and led a skills clinic and played some fun soccer games with the kids.
Breckin Spaude (7) said this was his favorite activity, plus the swimming because it was hot! Discovery Club summer camp is a perennial favorite for kids (and parents), allowing kids to disconnect from technology and get inspired, make new friends—and of course, have a whole lot of fun at The Grove! The Discovery Club fun doesn’t end with summer. For more information on events and programs happening throughout the year, contact Lauren at [email protected].
Junior Golf at The Grove
Summer at The Grove also means Junior Golf Season, and the players came out swinging! The Grove junior PGA participants have been playing exceptionally well this summer. The Grove is an active participant in the PGA Junior League’s Sneds Tour, Tennessee's premier junior golf tour for golfers ages 4-19. The Grove PGA Junior League team has 13 participants and currently holds a four to one winning record.
2020 winners include:
- Jake Eickoff: 4 Individual Tournament Wins
- Jentry Eickoff: Shark Division Winner, 18-hole winner, 1 Tournament Wins, Junior Club Champion
- Brayden Bennett: 3 Tournament Wins
- Brooke Bennett: 3 Tournament Wins, 5 Top 3 Finishes, Junior Club Champion, Shark Division Winner
- Kellan Spaude: 3 Tournament Wins
- Gabby Diaz: 2 Sneds Tour Wins, 2 Top 3 Finishes
- Elizabeth Bowman: 1 Sneds Tour Win, 2 Top 3 Finishes, Junior Club Champion: 18 Holes
The Grove is honored to be trusted with growing the game with these remarkable young players and proud to report that The Grove’s Junior Golf Program is flourishing. The Grove Junior Golf Program is where kids can participate in clinics, camps, private instruction, and even our PGA Junior League team. For more information, contact Hannah at [email protected].
The golf course is not the only place summer fun was in full swing. Kids hit the tennis courts for learning skills and having fun at summer Tennis Camps! Weekly camps started June 9th and ran through July 31st for Tots (ages 4-7), Juniors (ages 8-12) and Teens (ages 12-16). Coaches led campers through programs to work on strokes, rallies, learning the rules, and always, lots of tennis games! To beat the summer heat, campers enjoyed a swim session daily as well. For more information on tennis clinics and camps that happen throughout the year, contact Lauren at [email protected].