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18 Mile Creek course opens, youth programs to begin

18 Mile Creek Golf Course is open for the season and preparing to offer a full slate of youth lesson programs. The Hook A Kid on Golf program consists of the Tee Level Clinic which is a week long introduction to the game and students receive instruction, a starter set of golf clubs, a golf shirt and other related items. Session I of III starts June 25. The next step in the progression is the Green Level Training Program which is designed for youth with a basic understanding of the game but are not quite ready for on course play. This course provides practical training on swing fundamentals, etiquette and other aspects necessary for confident on course play. There are two sessions starting in May and two in July. The Challenge Golf League, a team-oriented golf league in which healthy competition, fun and teamwork are the focus, starts the week of May 6. The 18 Mile Creek Junior Golf Team practices weekly starting May 13 and plays matches against other WNY teams at a variety of great local courses. Also offered are a wide range of standard golf lessons teaching fundamentals. For more information, visit online at or call 648-4410 or 646-5145.

Adult golf lessons to be offered at 18 Mile Creek

Registration is now being taken for all sessions of the adult golf lessons at 18 Mile Creek Golf Course in the Town of Hamburg. Spring Beginner and Intermediate lessons will be offered on choice of Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings starting May 7. Summer session start the week of June 17 and features Beginner Lessons on Monday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. All lessons are taught in a fun, non-threatening setting by experienced and knowledgeable staff at the golf course and cover swing fundamentals, chipping, putting, rules, etiquette and more. Call 646-5145 or go online to for more information.

D’Youville to host youth basketball clinic May 10

The D’Youville College women’s basketball program will be hosting a basketball clinic for girls ages 8-12 on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the D’Youville College Center Gymnasium. The price is $30 per child and includes D’Youville basketball water bottle and pizza at the conclusion of the clinic. For more information or to register, contact D’Youville head women’s basketball coach Dan Glover at 829-8301 or

Openings remain for Start Smart sports programs

Openings remain in the spring session for Start Smart baseball, tennis and multi-sport introductory programs for children ages 3 to 5 that began the week of April 22. Each program takes place from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Hamburg Town Arena Sport Court and is limited to a maximum of 20 children. Start Smart Baseball is held Mondays through June 3 (no program May 27). A $50 fee for town residents ($60 for non-residents), includes a beginner bat and ball set, one koosh ball, T-shirt and a participant’s manual. Start Smart Tennis is held Tuesdays through May 28. A $55 fee for town residents ($65 for non-residents), includes a T-shirt, manual and tennis racket. Start Smart Multi Sport Development Program is held Thursdays through May 30. A $50 fee for town residents ($60 for non-residents) includes a T-shirt and participant manual. For more information, call the Town of Hamburg Recreation Office at 646-5145.

Youth pick-up roller hockey program to begin May 4

The Town of Hamburg Recreation Department is now taking registration for its Youth Pick-Up Roller Hockey program for kids ages 7 - 12. The program is ideal for kids of all abilities looking to play hockey in a fun, non-competitive environment. Program sessions begin on Saturday, May 4, and will run through Saturday, June 15 at the Hamburg Town Arena Sport Court floor. There will be two age groups: the 7-9 year old group will run from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., and the 10-12 year old group will run from 11:30 a.m -1:00 p.m. Registration cost is $40 for Town of Hamburg residents, and $50 for non-residents. Please call the Town of Hamburg Recreation Office at 646-5145 for registration and more information.

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