Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Friday, June 6, 2008
P-B-T summer golf students working out on range, course
Elementary school-age golfers were working at the driving range mornings this week, while older golfers were battling both the course and this week’s 100 degree-plus heat Monday and Tuesday evenings at the Reeves County Golf Course, during the opening week of the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer golf program.
“The numbers are a little down from last year, but we still have good groups,” said Pecos Eagles girls’ golf coach Tina Doan, who is serving as instructor for the course, which is open to kindergarten through 12th grade.
She said there were about seven golfers in the group for the older elementary school-age players. “We have about 10 in the third and fourth grades and we have about 12 in the first and second grades.
“Our high school and junior high kids are showing up during the late afternoon and evening on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m., and we had 10 more show up for that,” Doan said.
“They’re the same ones who started out young and have just continued,” she said. “As they get older, some of them find other interests, but that’s OK. This gives them something to during the summer, and with the other summer programs going on at the same time, it’s hard for them to arrange things. But the kids are having fun, and that’s what it’s all about.”
The summer golf program will run through the final week in June. Doan said the year-end tournament for the players would take place on June 23-24 at the Reeves County Golf Course.
The summer golf program is one of six P-B-T ISD summer programs, along with the school’s summer learn-to-swim program. Swim lessons, along with summer tennis and track also run through the end of June, while the summer basketball, volleyball and weight training sessions will continue through July.
Pecos hosting summer track meet Saturday
Construction delays at Eagle Stadium will have an up-side for the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD summer track program this week, as they will get to host their summer track meet on its normal weekend, beginning this Saturday at 9 a.m.
“We weren’t going to have a summer track meet this year, because they were going to be working on reconstructing the track. But that’s been delayed until July, so we’re going to have one on Saturday,” said athletic director Chris Henson.
Summer track for P-B-T ISD students began on Monday, and runs through the end of June.
Henson said competitors from other school summer programs in the area will also participate, and the Pecos students will have one other track meet on their schedule for this month, in Iraan.
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