Craig Sports Briefs for May 9, 2014: Junior golf open for registration at Yampa Valley GC |

Craig Sports Briefs for May 9, 2014: Junior golf open for registration at Yampa Valley GC

The junior golf program at Yampa Valley Golf Course will begin in early June and now is open for registration.

The PGA Sports Academy will be open to all skill levels of youth golfers ages 6 to 17. It will follow a Professional Golf Association curriculum to teach all aspects of the game to the next generation of golfers.

The program will begin June 10 and continue from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays for eight weeks. It will culminate in the Soda Pop Open, a tournament for youths.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day of class and there will be a cookout after the tournament.

YVGC will host an open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 3 for parents and children to register, tour the area and get acquainted with new golf pro Bob Mueller.

Registration is $95 and is open at the YVGC pro shop. Contact Mueller at 970-824-3673 or for more information.

Youth tennis lessons beginning in June

Craig Parks and Recreation will host tennis lessons for local youths at the Lincoln Street Tennis Courts.

The lessons are for children ages 8 to 12 and will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from June 2 through June 26. Participants must bring a racket and have tennis shoes that won’t mark the courts.

Registration ends Wednesday, and the fee is $40. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

Fly-fishing courses coming up soon

Fly-fishing lessons will be offered in June by Craig Parks and Recreation.

The lessons are for anyone 12 and older and will teach the basics of tying knots, casting, presentation and equipment. Parks and Rec Director Dave Pike will give expert instruction June 3 and 4.

For $15, participants will receive instruction and a booklet about fly-fishing. Space for the course is limited, and registration is open now with a May 21 deadline. For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Registration open for summer water aerobics session

Craig Parks and Recreation is accepting registration for the next session of water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex this summer.

Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without overworking joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes begin June 2 and run through Aug. 14. The fee is $50 for one session or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in to take individual classes for $4. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

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