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Tips from the Pro can help golf game

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Updated: May 22, 2012 1:32PM



Does your golf game need some serious work? Do you hope to shine on the course this season?

As frustrating as golf can be, one thing is certain. If you keep making the same mistakes, all you’re doing is ingraining bad habits. Let a pro help; it’s as inexpensive as going to the driving range.

Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 10th Ave., Cedar Lake, is again offering its Tips from the Pro program.

Sessions will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4-6 and 18-20, July 23-25, Aug. 6-8 and 20-22, and Sept. 10-12 and 24-26.

Lunch hour might be a perfect time to hone your game. Just purchase a medium or large bucket of balls at the clubhouse. The pro will provide a discerning eye to give valuable tips sure to lower your score in no time.

For more information, call 365-2902.

Merrillville Parks will offer Kidz Zone 2012, a weekly summer camp for kids, starting the week of June 4 and running through the week of July 2. Keep your kids active and engaged while providing a chance to explore new adventures and meet new friends.

Fees depend on the time options chosen; for more information, call 980-5911 or visit the parks office at 5750 Tyler St.

Whiting Parks invites you to “Swinging in the Park to the ’50s and ’60s” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, June 7 through July 19 (no class the week of July 4) at the Lakefront Park Pavilion, 1561 Park Road.

Couples or singles can learn to dance the swing. The cost is $30 for Whiting residents or $40 for nonresidents. The registration deadline is June 1 and class size is limited, so visit the parks office soon at 1938 Clark St. to reserve a place or call 659-0860 for more information.

If you or your child thinks outside the box concerning sports, here’s something a little different — fencing.

Crete Parks is starting a class for ages 9 and older from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 6 through July 18, at the Homewood-Flossmoor High School field house, 800 Governors Highway.

Level I will focus on foil for beginners, footwork, balance and blade techniques, plus basic offensive and defensive moves. Level II gets into speed, power, finesse and competitive strategies.

Equipment is provided, but wear athletic shoes, long-sleeved shirts and loose-fitting pants.

The cost is $70; register at Cretepark.org.

Pre-hockey learn-to-skate is coming up for ages 4-12 on Thursdays (4:30 to 5:15 p.m.) or Saturdays (9 to 9:45 a.m.) starting June 7 or 9, courtesy of Dyer Parks, at the Midwest Training Center, 10600 White Oak Ave.

Each two-week session will teach participants the basic skating techniques they’ll need to play hockey.

The cost is $25 per session. For more information or to register, call 865-2505.



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