Members of the Maryville Country Club brought back an old tradition this year - Junior Golf Camp.
Once a long-standing summer staple, interested had dwindled and members stopped holding the camp.
But interest is obviously back as just over 40 youth between five and 14 are taking part in the five-week program.
"A few of us got together and decided that we should bring it back," one of the organizers and club member Becky Wynne said. "It needed to happen."
The youngsters are going through several aspects of the game, from beginner to intermediate lessons.
Though mostly beginners, the group still has the benefit of learning from long-time golfers and former state competitors.
Several Maryville High School seniors and recent graduates who have competed at the biggest level in state high school golf were on hand.
The students split into groups, depending on age and skill level, and they travel through stations to make sure that each one gets to practice every part of the game.
Club members Virginia Gumm and Belinda Hess helped as well.
Wynne said that the camp, offered to children of club members, will once again become a regular summer event at the nine-hole course.