Keeping the Game Alive: Talbot County Club Golf Pros Champion the Sport with Young People

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There are two competing theories as to why golf, perhaps America’s most successful recreational sport over the last five decades, is losing players. One is that the expense of the game, with high green fees and very few public courses, is taking a toll on golf’s popularity. The other is the result of a long overdue correction with golf’s general appeal and an oversupply of courses.

In either case, the golf pros in Talbot County are not taking this news lightly.

A case in point are the efforts being made by the Talbot Country Club’s Head Pro Marc Kimminau and his associate, Dan Costenbader, in bringing the joy and life lessons that come with playing golf to young people.

Beyond their own programs at the Club, which include a new inter-club PGA junior league program, Marc and Dan are working with their colleagues at Talbot County’s public Hog Neck Golf Course, to participate in the national First Tie program, as well as the frequent host of the annual AJGA tournament which brings over a hundred young golfers and their families from all over the country to Talbot County.

The Spy checked in with Marc and Dan a few weeks ago at the Club’s pro shop for an overview.

This video is approximately minutes in length. For more information about the Talbot Country Club’s golf programs please go here.

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