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Local Players Travel to Houston for Mack Champ Invitational

Jayden Lizama from Elk Grove

Every year, the Cameron Champ Foundation hosts the premier tournament for junior golfers from diverse backgrounds in Houston, and every year, Sacramento-area junior golfers make the 1,600-mile trip to compete in the event.

This year, two girls and seven boys were in the field for the fourth annual Mack Champ Invitational. Alaythia Hinds, a senior from Rancho Murieta, and Sakura Watanabe, a ninth-grader from Roseville, played in the girls event, which was held April 11-13 at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, TX. Hinds won the event in 2023.

The boys event was May 2-5 at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston. Sacramento-area players in the field were high school juniors Jayden Lizama from Elk Grove, Aidan Sweeney from Granite Bay, and Cruz Medrano from Citrus Heights; sophomore Micah Lenton from Hercules; fifth-grader Raiden Orille from Elk Grove; and brothers Obasi (seventh grade) and Zafir Winn (fifth grade) from Sacramento.

Learn more about the tournament and see how they did at mackchampinvitational.com.

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Sign Up for Summer Junior Golf Programs at Foothill

junior golfers lined up on driving range

Registration for the summer season at the Cameron Champ Golf Academy is now open, and we hope your young golfer will join us on this exciting journey. Scroll down for program descriptions and scholarship information.

The Cameron Champ Golf Academy at Foothill Golf Course is a place where passion for golf converges with a commitment to empower and inspire the next generation of golfers. Our program is meticulously crafted to impart not only the fundamentals of the game, but also to instill values that extend beyond the golf course.

Led by our dedicated team of coaches, we strive to create an environment that nurtures skill development, personal growth, and a lifelong love for the game.

If you have questions, contact Paul Kerner, our Director of Coaching and Community Engagement, at (916) 725-3399 or [email protected].

Summer Programs

Mini Champs, Ages 3-6: Introduction to the basics of golf. Tailored for our youngest enthusiasts to lay a solid foundation.

Future Champs, Ages 7-13: Basic fundamentals for beginner golfers. Introduction to the joy of the game.

Junior Champs, Ages 7-13 (Intermediate) and 14-17 (Beginner): Tournament golf aspirations for juniors. Deep fundamentals for a comprehensive understanding. Tailored programs for both beginner and intermediate skill levels.

Select Champs, Ages 7-13 (Advanced) and Ages 14-17 (Intermediate/Advanced): College aspirations with a focus on college preparation. Tailored for advanced young golfers as well as intermediate/advanced teens.

Summer Camps: We are offering a series of 4-day (Tuesday-Friday) golf summer camps designed to provide young golfers with a fun and educational experience that introduces them to the fundamentals of the game. Each day will focus on different aspects of golf, building skills and confidence in a supportive environment.

Scholarships Available

Our commitment to making golf accessible is reflected in our scholarship initiative, and we encourage eligible participants to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Sign Up for Spring Junior Golf Programs at Foothill

junior golfers lined up on driving range

Registration for the spring season at the Cameron Champ Golf Academy is now open, and we hope your young golfer will join us on this exciting journey. Scroll down for program descriptions and scholarship information.

The Cameron Champ Golf Academy at Foothill Golf Course is a place where passion for golf converges with a commitment to empower and inspire the next generation of golfers. Our program is meticulously crafted to impart not only the fundamentals of the game, but also to instill values that extend beyond the golf course.

Led by our dedicated team of coaches, we strive to create an environment that nurtures skill development, personal growth, and a lifelong love for the game.

If you have questions, contact Paul Kerner, our Director of Coaching and Community Engagement, at (916) 725-3399 or [email protected].

Spring Programs (March to May)

Mini Champs, Ages 4-6: Introduction to the basics of golf. Tailored for our youngest enthusiasts to lay a solid foundation.

Future Champs, Ages 7-13: Basic fundamentals for beginner golfers. Introduction to the joy of the game.

Junior Champs, Ages 7-13 (Intermediate) and 14-17 (Beginner): Tournament golf aspirations for juniors. Deep fundamentals for a comprehensive understanding. Tailored programs for both beginner and intermediate skill levels.

Select Champs, Ages 7-13 (Advanced) and Ages 14-17 (Intermediate/Advanced): College aspirations with a focus on college preparation. Tailored for advanced young golfers as well as intermediate/advanced teens.

Scholarships Available

Our commitment to making golf accessible is reflected in our scholarship initiative, and we encourage eligible participants to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Glow Golf: New Dates, Earlier Times, Youth on Course Discount!

Due to continued demand, we have extended our glow golf events through Oct. 14. That means you have four more Saturday nights this season to play Foothill under the stars: Sept. 23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 14.

Youth on Course members accompanied by an adult can play for half price, just $15! These events have been selling out, so don’t delay. Call (916) 725-3399 to reserve your spot.

Please note the earlier check-in and shotgun times.

  • Check-in: 6:45-7:15pm
  • Shotgun Start: 7:30
  • $30 per player, soda and hot dog included
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Cameron Champ Hosts Junior Golf Clinic at Foothill

  • Cameron Champ on range at Foothill Golf Course for junior golf clinic
  • Cameron Champ on scooter cart
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min
  • Cameron Champ with closest to the pin winner and signed Masters flag-min

Cameron Champ returned to the place where he learned to love golf in order to share that love with youth from all over the Sacramento area.

Cameron hosted the clinic on Sept. 9 at Foothill Golf Course, where he learned the game from his grandfather Mack. The Champ family now runs the course, which also serves as home base for the Cameron Champ Foundation, which is committed to diversifying the game and unlocking the potential in youth from underserved and underrepresented communities.

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Sign Up for Our Fall Junior Golf Programs – Scholarships Available

Paul Kerner
Paul Kerner

It’s time to register for the fall junior golf season at the Cameron Champ Golf Academy at Foothill Golf Course.

Paul Kerner, our Director of Coaching and Community Engagement, will once again be running our junior programs after a successful summer.

Operation 36 PGA Jr. League and TPI logos

The fall sessions run from Sept. 11 to Nov. 4 and will continue to incorporate the Operation 36 platform, PGA Junior League, and Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) training. This is a very effective system designed to give kids a chance to play competitive golf, regardless of skill level.

We are offering a variety of options for juniors ages 4-18. Scholarships are available.

Learn more and register today on the Operation 36 website!

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Sign Up for Private Lessons at Foothill

Director of Coaching Paul Kerner is offering private golf lessons for adults and juniors at Foothill Golf Course this summer.

Paul, a graduate of the PGA Golf Management program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a former college golfer, has certifications from Operation 36 and the Titleist Performance Institute. See below for more information.

Contact Paul
[email protected]
(301) 633-5020

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Still Time to Register for Summer Jr. Golf Programs

Paul Kerner
Paul Kerner

Time is running out to register for the summer season at the Cameron Champ Golf Academy at Foothill Golf Course. Registration closes Monday, June 19!

Our season started this week, but you can still sign up and get your money’s worth. Students who miss sessions due to late registration or summer vacations will be able to schedule make-up practices.

Paul Kerner, our Director of Coaching and Community Engagement, will once again be running our junior programs after a successful spring season. The summer sessions will continue to incorporate the Operation 36 platform and PGA Junior League while adding Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) training. This is a very effective program designed to give kids a chance to play competitive golf, regardless of skill level.

Operation 36 PGA Jr. League and TPI logos

We are offering a variety of programs from June through August for juniors ages 4-18. Scholarships are available.

Learn more and register today on the Operation 36 website!

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It’s Time to Register for Our Spring Junior Golf Programs!

Paul Kerner
Paul Kerner

Registration is now open for the spring season at the Cameron Champ Golf Academy at Foothill Golf Course!

This spring our junior golf academy, run by Paul Kerner, our Director of Coaching and Community Engagement, will begin using the Operation 36 platform, and we will also be hosting PGA Junior League events. This will be a very effective program designed to give kids at any skill level a chance to play competitive golf.

Operation 36 and PGA Jr. League logos

We are offering two eight-week programs for juniors ages 7-17. The first includes one practice day and one on-course competition per week, and the second includes two practice days and one on-course competition per week. Scholarships are available.

Register today on the Operation 36 website!

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Video: Good Day Sacramento Reports From Foothill Field Day

The Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America sent volunteers from all over Northern California and Nevada to Foothill for a “field day” on October 24. It was a great day for the Cameron Champ Foundation and the course, and Good Day Sacramento came out for some on-location reporting.