Vegas makes learning game family affair

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 7, 2000

FERRIDAY, La. — Adam Vegas has been playing various outdoor sports for several years now, and has just now decided to add golf to his list of hobbies.

According to Vegas, who is participating in the Junior Golf Academy Clinic at Duncan Park, took up golf as a hobby only three months ago.

Clinic director Marvin Gray, said that this year he’s had a lot of kids come out, and they are excited to learn the basics of the game.

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&uot;I really only started playing golf seriously about three months ago,&uot; said the 13 year old.

&uot;My grandfather (Vic Vegas) has a green out at his house, and he just started going out there with me and teaching me different things about the game.&uot;

Vegas, who is in the eighth grade at Cathedral School, said that not only did his grandfather go about teaching him the game of golf, but his father, Clint Vegas, and uncle, Bryan Callaway, did as well.

&uot;After a few weeks out at my grandfather’s house, we started going out to Panola Woods golf course,&uot; Vegas said.

Vegas also mentioned that among other things, his grandfather, father and uncle taught him everything from how to grip the golf clubs to how to swing the clubs properly.

&uot;They just were real patient with me and taught me how to do everything right first, and then they started teaching me how to do everything else well,&uot; Vegas said.

Vegas said that what he enjoys doing the most on the golf course is hitting from the tee.

&uot;I like driving the golf ball the most,&uot; he said. &uot;It’s just the most fun part of the game to me.&uot;

Vegas also plays tennis, and has been doing so for two years.

&uot;Me and my mom (Suzanne Vegas) have been playing tennis together for the last couple of years, and I really like tennis a lot,&uot; he said.

Vegas said that he enjoys playing tennis and golf equally as much.

&uot;I really like playing both of them, and hopefully one day, I’ll get a chance to play both of them at school,&uot; he said.