Keesler Air Force Base hosts kids golf camp

Keesler Air Force Base hosted their Golf 4 Kids summer camp today.

It was the last day of the summer golf camp and kids were teeing off to bring their golf skills up to par.

Professional golf instructor Daniel Gillus is a veteran from the U.S. Army. He has been teaching the camp at Keesler for the last five years. He wants to make sure these kids are swinging for success, not just in the sport, but in everyday life. “Golf teaches you how to endure. Some days you’re gonna have a bad day in the game of golf. Some days you’re gonna have a bad day in the game of life. So, if you can endure and fight through to the end and finish that’s the key, if you finish you’re gonna come out alright.”

Some of these kids have never even touched a club before, but the purpose of this camp is to teach the fundamentals. “How to hold it, stance, how to swing, concentration and most of all the basics of the game mentally and also physically,” said Gillus.

The camp is open to anyone five to 15 years-old. Gered Dixon has been playing golf since he attended the camp last year. His dad is an Air Force veteran who also enjoys golfing. “He’s been playing for like 20 years and I just took after what he did.”

Each year a few campers receive a trophy for their hard work, always ending the day on a good note.

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