Native American golf clinic scheduled for Jan. 30

Former UNM graduate Jessica Daillebouts is a PGA Tour Superstore Golf Instructor and Talking Stick Golf Course Assistant Golf Professional in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Special to the Times Photo by Oree Foster)

Former UNM graduate Jessica Dailleboust is a PGA Tour Superstore Golf Instructor and Talking Stick Golf Course Assistant Golf Professional in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Special to the Times Photo by Oree Foster)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.

An all-Native American golf clinic is scheduled for Jan. 30, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The two instructors for the golf clinic are Jessica Dailleboust (Dye-Bow) and Jason Montoya.

“The golf clinic is to promote the game of golf to the Native American community and to introduce the First Tee Program that is offered at Talking Stick Golf Club,” Dailleboust said. “The First Tee Program provides young people with character building and life skill lessons using golf as the platform. Through the First Tee, young people discover how skills essential to success on a golf course can also help them flourish in life.”

Dailleboust said Talking Stick Golf Club has been offering a free golf clinic once a month and has been successful, averaging 30 students per class session.

“The goal is growth of the game,” Dailleboust said. “We want to introduce golf in a fun environment so participants feel less intimidated in beginning the game.”

She said the golf clinic schedule includes fitness warm up routines and golf instruction on the driving range. The fitness instruction will be led by Certified Fitness Golf Trainers from Premier Fitness Systems, located in north Scottsdale.

“All instruction will take place on the driving range,” she said. “Several stations will be set up so participants will gain a better understanding of the whole game. All skills levels are welcome.”

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