COLUMBUS (WCMH) — June 4 is Women’s Golf Day. The movement started a few years ago to celebrate an international community dedicated to growing in the game of golf for women and girls of all ages. The day is celebrated worldwide.
In Columbus, Raymond Memorial Golf Course hosted over 100 women and girls to help build a stronger connection with other golfers and inspire a love of the game.
Kelly Trent is the Head Golf Pro at Raymond, and she has been instructing young girls at the camp for 35 years.
“We average probably about 110 to 120 kids per camp,” said Trent.
As a former Buckeye golfer and member of Ohio State’s Hall of Fame, Trent still learns parts of the game through the young players.
“Good swings, I mean we’ve got 5-year-olds that have got better golf swings than I do,” laughed Trent.
Girls between the ages of 4 and 14 participated in the camp, and local high school female golfers volunteered as instructors.
“I think it’s really important because I think it helps them find something that they really enjoy, and you can get started really early and have a lot of fun with it,” said Rachel Rice, a senior at Hilliard Bradley High School.
Trent hopes to inspire a passion for the game in the young campers.
“I get to teach everybody, and that’s the great thing about working for recreation and parks, you get to see every kid, you get to work with every kid, it doesn’t matter how good or how bad they are, it doesn’t matter if they have a disability, so that’s what’s really cool having that opportunity,” said Trent.