b'JULY 30-AUGUST 1, 2020Each summer since 2006, thousands of young golfers, ages 5-18, from around the world have descended on the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen area to take part in theU.S. Kids Golf World ChampionshipandTeen World Championship . The World Championships, which are hosted on 16 different courses in the area, are the worlds largest and most prestigious junior golf tournaments.This years championship will mark the 21st anniversary of the World Championship, which first began at Jekyll Island, GA. The World ChampionshipsU.S. Kids Golfmoved to Pinehurst in 2006 and have grown to include more than 1,500 players. The local economic impact of theseSCHOOL IS IN SESSIONevents is more than $9.5 millionNot only is the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area the Home of annually, and the world-wideAmerican Golf, were also the home of golf instruction. With the invention exposure for the Home ofof the driving range at Pinehurst Resort in 1910 and the development of American Golf is phenomenal. the first golf practice facility in North America in 1913, this area of the In 2015, U.S. Kids Golf furthercountry has a legacy of golf training innovation that continues today. established roots in theThe U.S. Kids Golf Academy at Longleaf Golf & Family Club seeks to community by purchasing theserve every member of the family. Their programs will benefit players of Longleaf Golf & Country Club,every age based on proven models of learning, simple and repeatable now known as theLongleafswing development, use of goal-planning booklets, and most of all, making Golf & Family Club . Thegolf a family endeavor. firstU.S. Kids Golf Academywas opened at Longleaf later thatPinehurst Golf Academy at Pinehurst Resort is run by one of the year, where golfers of all agesnations top 50 golf instructors, Eric Alpenfels, and offers three- and can learn the game of golf infour-day adult schools as well as five-day classes for juniors. Peggy Kirk what U.S. Kids Golf refers to as aBells twin resorts of Pine Needles and Mid Pines, home of the worlds living laboratory. The U.S. Kidsbest all-womens program, offers a Golfari, an instruction program that Golf Academy recently opened afeatures a mix of lessons combined with play on two classic Ross layouts.state-of-the-art teaching facilityLooking for the latest in high-tech instruction? The Villages Pinewild for its students to train and toCountry Club offers two- and four-day schools and a short-game school certify junior golf coaches fromthat utilizes computerized swing analysis for instruction and club fitting. around the world.The wealth of exceptional schools and courses make this region the ideal place for golfers seeking to improve and test their games. 8 ::/homeofgolf @usahomeofgolf @homeofamericangolf'