Spotlight Article Boston Franklin Park

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On a beautiful June day in Boston, Massachusetts, The Golf Channel hosted its 51st Junior Golf Skills Competition of the 2001 season. Arty Gendreau and his staff at Franklin Park did a wonderful job in getting their course ready for the large field of Junior Golfers. This event had participants from all over Boston representing several groups. Involvement from the Junior Golf Association of Boston, Boston Parks and Recreation, The Girls Golf Association of Boston, and Sterling Golf Management helped to make this event a success. This event was very special for several reasons, including appearances from two 2000 National Finalists, Charlie Long and Alex Ravanis. The tremendous level of excitement and energy provided by the many juniors who had never played the game of golf was outstanding to see. Bringing the game to kids who may have never experienced it is one goal The Golf Channel has set for this program. Its wonderful to see future golfers enjoying the game for the first time.