Camden kids participate in first-ever Summer Youth Golf Academy

"We're hoping we have the next Tiger Woods to come out the city of Camden."

Kimberly Adams
August 16, 2018 - 8:01 pm
A group of about a dozen inner city kid were honored Thursday for completing the Health and Athletic Association's Summer Youth Golf Academy.

Kimberly Adams/KYW Newsradio

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CAMDEN COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — For some Camden County youngsters, the summer of 2018 has left them with lasting memories. 

After participating in the first-ever Health and Athletic Association's Summer Youth Golf Academy, they're now one step closer to challenging legends like Tiger Woods. 

A group of about a dozen inner city kids were honored Thursday for completing the program.

Board President Susan Bass Levin said the kids get to learn "about sport and discipline and accomplishment."

Ten-year-olds Jai Isler and Brayden Mitchell said they are proud of their new golf skills.

"We've been practicing how to chip, how to putt and how to drive," said Jai.

"I feel like it's a great game," added Brayden. "I want to be like Dustin Johnson."

Coach Fred Baxter has big goals now for his troops, hopefully "trying to get them scholarships to go to college."

"We're hoping we have the next Tiger Woods to come out the city of Camden," added Mayor Frank Moran.