Dream Builders: PGA Junior League a Dream Come True for Young Golfers
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on October 19, 2016, October 19, 2016

"Dream Builders" is a show on MyArlingtonTV that highlights the ways our community is helping kids dream big, nurture their creativity, polish their skills and develop the tools they need to achieve their American Dream as young adults.

The latest episode features the kids participating in the PGA Junior Golf League at Rolling Hills Country Club, located at 401 E. Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011.

Josh Havard, director of instruction at the club, says the league provides kids the opportunity to pursue their dream of getting on the golf course every day to play the sport they love. Havard says before joining the league, most of the kids were only playing golf during the summer months.

Rolling Hills has two teams (12 kids each) that compete in matches against each other for nine holes. Rolling Hills is even using Doppler radar to measure everything the club and the ball are doing through impact.

This program has junior golfer Ethan Hernandez dreaming big about his future.

"My dream is to become a PGA golfer," Hernandez said. "I want to be right next to Jordan Spieth and I do everything I can to be just like him."

According to the Professional Golfers' Association, junior leagues across the country are up 25 percent since 2013. The PGA says 30,000 kids participated on 2,500 courses in 2015.

For more information about how to sign up for the Junior Golf League in Arlington, please call 817-274-1072.

The City's Office of Communication develops programming for MyArlingtonTV. Viewers can find MyArlingtonTV programs on the following cable systems: Time Warner Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and streaming capabilities at www.arlington-tx.gov.

All episodes of Dream Builders are also available on the City's YouTube channel, Facebook page and Twitter account.

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